INITIAL ORGANIZATION OF A COMMUNITY COLLEGE
§ 601.1 Establishment minima.
(c) Budget. The local sponsor shall make available its share of funds at least one year in advance of the formal opening of the college to assure the availability of sufficient facilities and instructional resources by opening day.
(i) President and staff. The college budget shall provide, at least one year before the formal opening of the college, sufficient funds to appoint a president together with such supporting staff as may be necessary for the organization of the college, including those functions associated with the business affairs, academic development, library and student-personnel program. Sufficient staff shall be employed to provide adequate care and maintenance of buildings, grounds and equipment.
(i) Classrooms, laboratories, library and other facilities. Sufficient space must be provided to prevent overcrowding as currently defined in statements guiding space requirements issued by State University of New York.
§ 601.2 Programs.
The program shall include both career and college transfer programs on a full- and part-time basis. Such curricula shall be based on surveys of the population of the sponsorship area, their education and training needs, qualifications and interest, and, with reference to career curricula, the prospects for employment of the graduates. The college facilities must be available for use in the late afternoon, evening, and summer to afford an educational opportunity for both full-time and part-time students and to assure maximum utilization of available physical resources. Special emphasis shall be given to community service and economic and workforce development programs and services. Programmatic review shall be conducted periodically as prescribed by the
§ 601.3 Name of the college.
Any college hereafter established which is by definition a community college shall incorporate in its name (a) the words "community college" and (b) when possible and desirable, the designation of its sponsorship or service area.
§ 601.4 Multiple campus locations.
1. Branch campus. Branch campus means a unit of an institution located at a place other than the institution's principal center or another degree granting institution, at which the institution offers one or more curricula leading to a certificate or degree. The SUNY Master Plan must be amended to include the branch campus and must be approved by the SUNY Provost. Chancellor and Board of Trustees, as well as the Education Commissioner. the Board of Regents and the Governor.
2. Extension center or interinstitutional center. Extension center- means a unit of an institution located at a place other than the institution's principal center or another degree granting institution, at which the institution does not offer any curricula leading to a certificate or degree, but at which the institution either conducts more than 15 courses for credit or has more than 350 course registrations for credit in any academic year. Approval of the SUNY Provost and the Education Commissioner is required.
(i) Extension site or interinstitutional site. Extension site means a unit of an institution located at a place other than the institution's principal center or another degree-granting institution, at which the institution does not offer any curricula leading to a certificate or degree, and at which the institution conducts no more than 15 courses for credit and has no more than 350 course registrations for credit in any academic year. No special approval is required.
(2) registered clinical or field curricula, or components or courses of registered curricula, where such curricula, components, or courses require special facilities unavailable at the principal center;
(c) Support services. The services normally afforded to students and faculty at the principal campus center shall also be afforded to students and faculty in off-campus credit activities, to the greatest extent possible. This includes appropriate instructional facilities: access to library resources, access to advisement, financial aid, counseling and other support services, and procedures for faculty hiring, orientation, evaluation and participation.
(e) Establishment procedure. The establishment of branch campuses or extension centers for an institution shall be considered by the SUNY trustees for approval and incorporation in the master plan when:
(f) Programs, certificates and degrees. Organized for-credit academic programs at branch campuses shall be evaluated and accredited as institutional operations on their own merits, in accordance with the policies and procedures of SUNY and the relevant regional accrediting agency. Graduates of programs of multiple campus community colleges shall be granted certificates and degrees by the college trustees upon the recommendation of the principal campus faculty and administration, in consultation with the faculty and administration of the branch campus.
(g) Budget procedure. Any college establishing a branch campus pursuant to this section may submit a separate operating budget for each such campus for the organization year and the first two fiscal years in which students are enrolled. For each fiscal year thereafter, the college shall submit a single consolidated operating budget for all its campus locations.
(i) Community college service area. Where the location of a branch campus, extension center or extension site is outside of the local sponsorship area, the provisions of subsequent section 601.5 of this Part shall apply.
§ 601.5 Community college service areas.
(a) In accordance with subdivision 1 of section 6302 and subdivision 2 of section 6305 of the Education Law, a community college may provide educational services beyond its sponsorship area, which may be included in the operating budget for State financial assistance purposes, provided that:
(iii) the provision of such educational services is defined in an agreement between the board of trustees of the community college and a contracting local entity or entities, as duly authorized by appropriate local law, resolution, order or ordinance of the local sponsor of the college and the contracting local entity;
(iv) in cases where services are provided by more than one community college, said agreement shall delineate each college's region of operation and programmatic responsibilities in order to avoid unwarranted duplication of services.
(b) A contracting local entity shall pay an appropriate share of the expense involved in the local sponsor's community college program where students who attend the program reside within the jurisdiction of the contracting local entity.
(3) The appropriate share with respect to capital costs shall be determined on the basis of the capital chargeback rate established for the community college. Capital costs shall be paid by the contracting local entity only in the event that capital costs are generated solely as a result of the program provided by the community college.
(4) When students reside outside of the areas of both the sponsor and the contracting local entity, the allocable portion to be paid by the county of residence for operating and capital costs shall be the amount established for the residents of the contracting local entity and paid to the college.
(c) The determination of a community college service area and the provision of educational services therein, as may be defined pursuant to subdivision (a) of this section, shall be subject to the approval of the chancellor or designee, except that where the provision of educational services pursuant to this section would result in the establishment of an institutional branch campus or extension center, such establishment shall be pursuant to the procedures for multiple campuses
§ 601.6 Criteria for State University trustees' approval of community college full opportunity plans.
An approvable full-opportunity plan, which shall be submitted to the State University trustees after approval by the board of trustees of a community college and the local sponsor or sponsors, should:
(a) make it possible at least for every applicant who is a high school graduate in the year prior or a veteran, regardless of high school graduation date, and who is a resident in the sponsorship area, to take some appropriate program, credit or noncredit, on a full-time basis; the student's range of choices shall include developmental studies, certificate and diploma studies, and associate-degree studies, either college transfer or career;
(b) commit the college to allowing each student sufficient time to explore appropriate career goals; a student should have an opportunity to change a chosen field of study, the allowable number of such changes to be determined locally;
(e) demonstrate that there will be a continuity of counseling of the individual student from the high school through the college program, i.e., show that there is an articulation of counseling between the college and the high schools;
(i) provide specifically for the filing of an annual report with State University of New York on progress towards implementation of the plan, approval of annual payment(s) to be contingent on the filing of such annual report(s). Such annual progress reports shall be submitted to the Chancellor, State University of New York, or designee, according to the following schedule(s): 9/1-8/31 fiscal year by 8/31 of each fiscal year; 7/1-6/30 fiscal year by 6/30 of each fiscal year.
§ 601.7 Participation in cooperative educational programs, services and arrangements.
Subject to the approval of the local sponsor, the board of trustees of a community college may participate in cooperative educational programs, services and arrangements with colleges, universities, school districts, boards of cooperative educational services, libraries, museums, through contract or otherwise, and join any cooperative association of such educational institutions formed as a corporation pursuant to section 216 of the Education Law, in accordance with further guidelines as shall be developed and issued by the chancellor with the approval of the Director of the Budget, provided that:
(a) the college trustees shall review and approve the terms and conditions of participation in any interinstitutional corporation, including the charter and bylaws thereof, and may thereafter authorize the president of the community college, or designee, to participate on the governing body of such. corporation;
(b) the college's commitments, including facilities and resources, to any interinstitutional arrangement, association or corporation, shall be made in compliance with all provisions of law and regulations governing the community colleges, and shall not exceed funds appropriated or otherwise lawfully available to the community college therefore in the fiscal year in which the commitments are made; and