2017 Regular Session
|At the request of:|
|Regular Sponsors:||Higher Education and Workforce Development|
|Bill Title:||Relating to transfer of credits to public post-secondary institutions of education; and declaring an emergency.|
|Catchline/Summary:||Requires community colleges and public universities to establish foundational curriculum or foundational curricula for first year of coursework at public post-secondary institutions of education and establishes requirements for foundational curricula.
Requires community colleges and public universities to develop unified statewide transfer agreements based on foundational curricula for each major course of study. Establishes requirements for transfer agreements and goals community colleges and public universities should seek to achieve in designing transfer agreements. Requires community colleges and public universities to establish transfer agreements for three major courses of study per year. Requires community college to provide specified information to student when student attending community college informs community college that student intends to transfer to public university. Requires Higher Education Coordinating Commission to regularly convene and consult with representatives from community colleges and public universities for specified purposes. Requires each community college and public university to report annually to commission, for each unified statewide transfer agreement, on number of academic credits successfully transferred. Requires commission to report annually to Legislative Assembly on whether unified statewide transfer agreements are meeting stated goals. Requires community colleges and public universities to submit joint report to Legislative Assembly no later than June 1, 2018. Requires commission to provide report to Legislative Assembly no later than February 1, 2018. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
|Fiscal Impact:||Budget Report Issued|
|Revenue Impact:||No Revenue Impact|
|Measure Analysis:||Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements|
|Current Location:||Governors Office - Awaiting Signature|