EOF Proposed Amendements: Comments Requested

Please be advised that the New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Board of Directors has proposed amendments to the Educational Opportunity Fund Administrative Procedures and Policies rules at N.J.A.C. 9A:11-2.8, 5.4, & 6.1.

The proposed amendments to the EOF rules at N.J.A.C. 9A:11-2.8, 5.4 & 6.1 will allow the EOF Board of Directors to permit high school students who participate in either a dual enrollment program or an advanced college preparatory program (where the student has earned either an associate’s degree or 24 or more college credits as part of their completion requirements to earn a high school diploma) to eligible for participation in the EOF pre-first year summer program and to realign the EOF funding priority consideration for students who participated within a dual enrolment program or an advanced college preparatory program. Additionally, pursuant to section 1 of P.L. 2018, c. 144 (N.J.S.A. 18A:3B-78), the proposed amendments to N.J.A.C. 9A:11-2.8 have been proposed to bring EOF regulations into alignment with the law that permits participating county colleges to award an EOF academic term grant to students who are enrolled in a three-plus-one program during the student’s third academic year of the program.

Full text of the proposed amendments can be found in the September 3, 2019 New Jersey Register or on the OSHE website under “Decisions and Rules”, labeled “Proposed Amendments to Educational Opportunity Fund Regulations N.J.A.C. 9A:11-2.8, 5.4, & 6.1.”

Comments must be submitted by November 2, 2019 to:

Dr. Hasani Carter
EOF Executive Director
Office of the Secretary of Higher Education
P.O. Box 542
Trenton, NJ 08625-0542

or via email: hasani.carter@oshe.nj.gov

Assistant Director of the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Position

The Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (OSHE) seeks an experienced higher education professional who can serve as the Assistant Director of the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF). The EOF Assistant Director will report directly to the EOF Executive Director and will work collaboratively with the rest of the EOF team and OSHE agency to ensure that the mission and identified goals of the office are executed and achieved.

Read the full job description (PDF).

Applications are due by September 27, 2019.

Where Opportunity Meets Innovation: A Student-Centered Vision

The Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (OSHE) for New Jersey has published “A Student-Centered Vision for New Jersey Higher Education”. Visit the OSHE website to learn more.

This is the New Jersey State Plan for Higher Education that is dedicated to making higher education in the state more affordable and accessible for its residents.

EOF at Caldwell University Feature

“… After being hired at Caldwell, Andrei St. Felix began attending the college at night, first earning a degree in business administration and then a master’s in contemporary management and another master’s in pastoral ministry. She is pursuing her Ed.D. in the educational leadership program at Caldwell…Armed with that knowledge, the alumni from her program have gone on to own businesses, serve as community leaders and work as doctors, teachers and lawyers. St. Felix is confident that with well-defined goals and hard work, many more will achieve their dreams. She will be there to help them along the way.”

Read the entire feature about Andrei St. Felix at the Caldwell website.

Cooper Medical School Diversity Event

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University is hosting a diversity event for students interested in a health career on Wednesday, June 20, from 5-7 pm at 401 South Broadway, Camden, NJ 08103.

The discussion, lead by Consuelo Cagande, MD, DFAPA, DFAACAP & Christopher Milburn, MD,  will focus on Substance Abuse and Mental Health. Additionally, there will be health professional schools onsite to discuss their programs for graduate health programs. Confirmed so far: Drexel, Temple Medical School and USciences.

Refreshments will be served.

Registration is online.