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

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.

Carl Heastie, New York State Assemblyman, Supports EOP

This video was recorded last week at the SUNY EOP Advocacy event in Albany, NY. The event was sponsored by United University Professions (UUP), the union which represents SUNY faculty and staff. The video features New York State Assemblyman Carl Heastie pledging his support for opportunity programs.

Locked Out of the Future

This resource from Education Reform Now may be of interest to you.

“Locked Out of the Future: How New Jersey’s Higher Education System Serves Students Inequitably and Why it Matters” (PDF) by Konrad Mugglestone and Michael Dannenberg offers a high-level overview of enrollment need and patterns; examines inequities in college preparation, affordability, and completion; and analyzes existing state spending for institutions and programs designed to make college more affordable.

Remembering Henry Durand, PhD

Dr. Durand

The Tri-State Consortium of Opportunity Programs organization was saddened to learn of the passing of Henry James Durand, Jr. Ph.D., on December 27, 2018. A member of the Tri-State Consortium for years, he dedicated his career to higher education. Read the full obituary at The Buffalo News.

The family will receive friends in Buffalo on Saturday, January 5, 2019, from 10 am-noon at First Shiloh Baptist Church, 15 Pine St., where a Celebration of Life will immediately follow. Rev. Jonathan R. Staples officiating. The family will also receive friends Thursday, January 10, 2019, 1-3 pm at the Spring Grove Funeral Home, 4521 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, OH, where a Celebration of Life will be conducted at 3 pm at the Entombment Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, OH.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that Dr. Durand’s life and legacy be remembered by supporting the Drs. Henry J. and Bonita R. Durand Scholarship Fund, c/o University at Buffalo, Office of University Advancement, 503 Capen Ave., Buffalo, NY 14260-1660, ub-giving@buffalo.edu.

Please share condolences at www.thomastedwardsfuneralhome.com.