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From the ECS State Policy Database
Postsecondary Accountability


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This database is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States (ECS). Most entries are legislative, although rules/regulations and executive orders that make substantive changes are included. Every effort is made to collect the latest available version of policies; in some instances, recent changes might not be reflected. For expediency purposes minimal attention has been paid to style (capitalization, punctuation) and format.

Please cite use of the database as: Education Commission of the States (ECS) State Policy Database, retrieved [date].

State Status/Date Level Summary
UTSigned into law 04/2014P-12
Postsec.
State and Local Education Entity Audits
S.B. 93
Requires each local board and charter school governing board to establish an audit committee. Directs the audit committee to establish an internal audit program to provide internal audit services for programs administered by the local education agency (LEA); p...

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ORSigned into law 04/2014Postsec.Postsecondary Affordability Information
H.B. 4019
From analysis: Requires the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) to annually identify the federal or national entity that best provides information about the affordability and value of institutions of higher education in Oregon. Higher education ins...

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WASigned into law 03/2014Postsec.Creating Efficiencies for Higher Education Institutions
H.B. 2613
Changes the date by which four-year institutions of higher education must report on the effectiveness of financial aid in mitigating tuition increases to December 31 from August 15. Requires only institutions of higher education that increased tuition beyond l...

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VASigned into law 03/2014P-12Postsecondary Education and Employment Data
H.B. 886
Requires the State Council of Higher Education to disseminate to each public high school and each institution of higher education a link on its website to certain published postsecondary education and employment data. The bill requires each institution of high...

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INSigned into law 03/2014Postsec.Part-Time Students
S.B. 330
Requires the commission for higher education (commission) to award part-time student grants totaling at least 50% of the available appropriation each fiscal year to students who are identified as financially independent from their parents and who are pursuing ...

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SCIssued 02/2014Postsec.Accountability-Based Funding for Higher Ed
S.J.R. 266
Provides that the Commission on Higher Education and the Presidents of Public Colleges and Universities support efforts to establish accountability-based funding for public colleges and universities.
http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess120_2013-2014/prever/266_201...

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CASigned into law 09/2013Postsec.State Goals and Metrics for Postsecondary Education
S.B. 195
Makes legislative findings and declarations relating to postsecondary education. Expresses legislative intent that budget and policy decisions regarding postsecondary education generally
adhere to three goals:
(a) Improve student access and success, including ...

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ORSigned into law 09/2013Postsec.Higher Education Coordinating Commission Duties
H.B. 3120 (Section 2)
Directs Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) to coordinate program approval and adopt rules governing distribution of appropriations to state colleges and universities, as observed under ORS 352.002. Directs HECC to advise the legislature, governor,...

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ORSigned into law 09/2013Postsec.Achievement Compact Committees
H.B. 3120 (Section 5)
Requires the board of education of each community college district and the president of each public university to form an achievement compact advisory committee. Directs the committee to (1) develop plans to achieve outcomes, progress measures, and goals set ...

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ORSigned into law 08/2013Postsec.Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission: Relationship to Oregon Education Investment Board
H.B. 3120 (Section 1)
Directs the Oregon Higher Education coordinating Commission (HECC) to assist the Oregon Education Investment Board (OEIB) to (1) evaluate state goals and institutional achievement compacts; (2) advise on the strategic investments that could achieve postseconda...

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CASigned into law 07/2013Postsec.CSU and UC Cost of Education Report
A.B. 94 - CSU and UC Cost of Education Report
Directs the California State University and University of California each to report biennially to the legislature and the department of finance, on or before October 1, 2014, by October 1 of each even-numbered year thereafter, on the total costs of education a...

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CASigned into law 07/2013Postsec.CSU and UC Performance Reporting Requirements
A.B. 94 - CSU and UC Performance Reporting Requirements
Commencing with the 2013–14 academic year, directs the California State University and the University of California each to report, by March 1 of each year, on the following performance measures for the preceding academic year, to inform budget and policy deci...

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ILPassed 05/2013Postsec.Federal and Illinois College Scorecards
H.J.R. 33
Urges all certificate and degree granting institutions in the state to prominently post links to the federal College Scorecard on their school websites, and to work together to design and post an online Illinois College
Scorecard with complementary data regard...

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FLSigned into law 05/2013Postsec.Legislative Auditing Committee
S.B. 1720 - Legislative Auditing Committee
Revises actions to be taken by the Legislative Auditing Committee relating to audits of state universities and Florida College System institutions. Page 5 of 56: http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Documents/loaddoc.aspx?FileName=_s1720er.DOCX&DocumentType=...

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TNSigned into law 04/2013Postsec.Assessment of Workforce Need
H.B. 566
Requires Tennessee Higher Education Commission to produce annual report related to anticipated workforce needs and the estimated number of college degrees, certificates, and other credentials produced to meet said needs.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/108/Bil...

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NMSigned into law 04/2013P-12
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Data in School Accountability Reports
H.B. 112
Requires the Higher Education Department to disaggregate student progress and success on the Annual Public Education Accountability Report to the Governor and legislature by ethnicity and race. For K-12, adds ethnicity and race, limited English proficiency, st...

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VASigned into law 03/2013Postsec.Preservation of Postsecondary Student Data
H.B. 2088
Provides that in the event of a postsecondary school closure, the school shall transfer the academic and financial records of its students to the State Council for Higher Education of Virginia or enter an agreement with another school to preserve such records....

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CASigned into law 09/2012Postsec.Regaining Institutional Eligibility for Cal Grant Awards
S.B. 1028 - Regaining Institutional Eligibility for Cal Grant Awards
From bill summary: Requires that an otherwise qualifying institution that becomes ineligible for initial and renewal Cal Grant awards due either to (1) a 3-year cohort default rate at or above 15.5% or (2) a graduation
rate of 30% or less for students taking 1...

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CAVetoed 09/2012Postsec.Statewide Postsecondary Metrics and Performance Report
S.B. 721
Primarily from bill summary: States legislative intent that budget and policy decisions regarding postsecondary education generally adhere to 3 specified goals:
(1) Improve student access and success, in terms of greater participation by demographic groups tha...

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CASigned into law 09/2012Postsec.Data on Student Outcomes at Cal Grant Participating Institutions
S.B. 1103
Ror each Cal Grant participating institution, requires the Student Aid Commission to provide in a searchable database on its website (1) enrollment, persistence, and graduation data for all undergraduate students, including aggregate information on Cal Grant r...

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CASigned into law 06/2012Postsec.Cal Grant Institutional Eligibility + Cohort Default Rates and On-Time Completion Rates
S.B. 1016 - Cal Grant Institutional Eligibility + Cohort Default Rates and On-Time Completion Rates
From section 46 of bill summary: Existing provisions provide that, effective with the 2012-13 academic year, for students at the institution to be eligible for initial and renewal Cal Grant awards, the institution's 3-year cohort default rate must be below 30%...

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CTSigned into law 06/2012Postsec.Data Collection for Financial Aid Programs
S.B. 43
Directs each institution of higher education to submit specified information to the Office of Financial and Academic Affairs for Higher Education on or before October 1, 2012, and annually thereafter, on each student enrolled at the institution who received fi...

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FLVetoed 04/2012Postsec.State Universities of Academic and Research Excellence and National Preeminence Act
H.B. 7129
Provides these provisions may be cited as the "State Universities of Academic and Research Excellence and National Preeminence Act." Establishes a collaborative partnership between the Board of Governors of the State University System and the Legislature to el...

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FLSigned into law 04/2012Postsec.Postsecondary Planning and Performance
H.B. 7135 - Postsecondary Planning and Performance
Directs the state board to identify enrollment and graduation expectations by baccalaureate degree program, and requires this and other tasks to be annually submitted to the legislature as part of the board's legislative budget request. Directs the board of go...

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ILAdopted 04/2012Postsec.Program Review (Private Colleges and Universities)
23 IL ADC 1030.10, 20, 30, 60, 70, 90
Guides the reviews of private colleges' and universities' (a) applications to establish new colleges and universities in the state and (b) applications for new degree programs, including out-of-state public, out-of-state private, and in-state private instituti...

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ILAdopted 04/2012Postsec.Approval of New Units of Instruction, Research and Public Service at Public Institutions
23 IL ADC 1050.10, 20, 30
This rule guides the reviews of (a) applications for new degree programs at public universities and community colleges and (b) proposals from public universities to establish new research and public service centers. This rule also requires the institutional re...

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VASigned into law 04/2012Postsec.Requires Postsecondary Institutions to Publish Employment Rates for Graduates
H.B. 639
Requires public and private nonprofit institutions of higher education to publish data on the proportion of graduates with employment at 18 months and five years after the date of graduation. The data shall include the major and degree program, percentage of e...

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ORSigned into law 03/2012P-12
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Achievement Compact
S.B. 1581
Defines "education entity" as a school district, an education service district, a community college district or community college service district, the Oregon University System or public university thereof, and the health professions and graduate science progr...

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ILSigned into law 08/2011Postsec.Admission, Retention and Graduation of 1st-Generation College-Goers
S.B. 122
Directs the board of higher education to include in a specified annual report to the governor and general assembly information on each public institution's admission, retention and graduation statistics of all students who are the first in their immediate fami...

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ORSigned into law 07/2011Postsec.Task Force on Higher Education
H.B. 3418
Creates Task Force on Higher Education Student and Institutional Success and specifies membership. Directs task force to study and prepare report on best practices, methods and funding options to promote student and institutional success and submit, to interim...

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CTSigned into law 07/2011Postsec.Planning Commission for Higher Education
S.B. 858 - Postsecondary Provisions
Existing law creates the Blue Ribbon Commission to develop and implement a strategic master plan for higher education in the state. Renames the commission the Planning Commission for Higher Education. Repeals the existing parameters for the master plan to be d...

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LASigned into law 06/2011Postsec.LA Graduation Act Performance Audits
H.B. 560
Requires audits of information submitted by such Board of Regents institutions as indication of achievement of performance objectives under the LA GRAD Act; addressesto provide the timing and costs of such audits.
http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdo...

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LASigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Revises LA Grad Act - Peformance Agreements
H.B. 549
Revises the Louisiana Granting Resources and Autonomy for Diplomas Act (LA GRAD Act) to provide for additional operational autonomies to be granted to public postsecondary education institutions, including but not limited to authority and exemptions relative t...

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FLSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Higher Education Coordinating Council/Articulation Coordinating Committee/Various Postsecondary Provisions
H.B. 7151
Establishes the Higher Education Coordinating Council and directs the council to make recommendations on: (1) The primary core mission of public and nonpublic postsecondary education institutions in the context of state access demands and economic development ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Degree Plan
H.B. 3025 - Degree Plan
Defines "degree plan" as a statement of the course requirements that an undergraduate must complete to be awarded an associate or bachelor's degree from the institution. Requires each student in an associate or bachelor's degree program at an institute of high...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Internet Access to Faculty Information for General Academic Teaching Institutions
H.B. 736 - Internet Access to Faculty Information for General Academic Teaching Institutions
Requires that each general academic teaching institution make public on the institution's Web site the following information: (1) the student/faculty ratio; (2) the percentage of all full-time equivalent faculty
members with teaching responsibility who are ten...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12
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Institution Resume for Institutions of Higher Education
H.B. 736 - Institution Resume for Institutions of Higher Education
Amends provisions of 51A.002, "Powers and Duties of Coordinating Board Relating to Institution Resumes; General Requirements for Institution Resumes" and 51A.003, "Duties of Institutions of Higher Education Relating to Institution Resumes". Existing legislatio...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12
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Institution Resume for Legislators and Other Policymakers (51A.052)
H.B. 736 - Institution Resume for Legislators and Other Policymakers (51A.052)
Amends provisions of 51A.052, "Institution Resume for Legislators and Other Policy Makers"--these resumes differ from those established by 51A.002 through .004 and from 51A.102, "Institution Resume for Legislators and Other Policy Makers". Requires that the "e...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12
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Institution Resume for Prospective Students, Parents and Members of the Public
H.B. 736 - Institution Resume for Prospective Students, Parents and Members of the Public
Amends provisions of 51A.053, "Institution Resume for Prospective Students, Parents, and Members of the Public". Requires that, under the "Enrollment" heading, the resume include the percentage of undergraduate students enrolled in the institution for the firs...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12
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Institution Resume for Legislators and Other Policy Makers (51A.102)
H.B. 736 - Institution Resume for Legislators and Other Policy Makers (51A.102)
Amends provisions of 51A.102, "Institution Resume for Legislators and Other Policy Makers", which differs from 51A.052, "Institution Resume for Legislators and Other Policy Makers" also amended by this act. Requires under the heading "Enrollment" reporting on ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12
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Online Information Regarding Certain Career Educational Entities
H.B. 736 - Online Information Regarding Certain Career Educational Entities
Directs the Texas Workforce Commission and the higher education coordinating board to jointly develop a comprehensive strategy to improve and coordinate the dissemination of online information regarding the operation and performance of career schools or colleg...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12
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Comparison Tool
H.B. 736 - Comparison Tool
Directs the higher education coordinating board to make available on its Web site a search tool allowing for comparisons of general academic teaching institutions that meet certain criteria selected by the user,
including offering a particular major or program...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Postsecondary Reporting Requirements
S.B. 5 - Postsecondary Reporting Requirements
Provides for the expiration of specified reporting requirements applicable to institutions of higher education and university systems. Provides that a rule or policy of a state agency, including the Texas
Higher Education Coordinating Board, in effect on June ...

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LAAdopted 06/2011Postsec.Study of Higher Education Institutions
H.C.R. 30
Urges and requests the Board of Regents to study the provision of public postsecondary educational opportunities, to establish the appropriate role, scope, and mission of each public postsecondary education institution, and to formulate a plan that will make o...

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LAAdopted 06/2011Postsec.Postsecondary and Workforce Development Study
H.C.R. 66
Urges and requests the Board of Regents, the Department of Revenue, and the Louisiana Workforce Commission to report and share information and data, including the success of Louisiana's postsecondary graduates in the workforce, and to submit a report of furth...

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NVTo governor 06/2011Postsec.Tuition and Fees
S.B. 449
Authorizes the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada, in fixing tuituon charges and assessing registration fees and other fees, to adjust the amount of the tuition charges and registration and other fees based on the demand for or the costs of providing...

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LAAdopted 06/2011Postsec.Shared Vision for Higher Education in Louisiana
H.C.R. 121
Urges the Louisiana Board of Regents to aggressively and fully implement its previously established admission standards, those standards the board set for implementation in 2012 and 2014, and additional admission standards as warranted; that the board continue...

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WAPartial veto 05/2011Postsec.Higher Education Opportunity Act
H.B. 1795
Establishes the Higher Education Opportunity Act to: (1) ensure tuition dollars are spent to improve student access, affordability and the quality of education; (2) establish a clear nexus between tuition dollars and improved productivity and greater accountab...

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TXAdopted 05/2011Postsec.Approval of New Academic Programs and Administrative Changes at Public Universities, Health-Related Institutions, and Review of Existing Degree Programs
19 TAC 5.43, 44, 52
Defines terms, including "doctoral graduation rate", "graduate placement" and "master's graduation rate". Provides that if the minimum number of credit hours required to complete a bachelor degree program exceeds 120, the institution must provide a compelling ...

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COSigned into law 05/2011Postsec.Higher Education Master Plan
S.B. 52
Directs the commission on higher education to design a master plan that achieves the following goals: increasing the overall number of degrees and certificates awarded in a year by 30% in a decade to provide support for economic development; renegotiating perf...

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NVSigned into law 05/2011Postsec.Postsecondary Accountability
A.B. 220
AN ACT relating to the Nevada System of Higher Education; encouraging the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada to examine, audit and revise certain aspects of the System to ensure the educational needs of students and prospective students will be met i...

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INVetoed 05/2011Postsec.Board of Trustee Membership
H.B. 1177
Modifies the manner in which alumni members of the Indiana University board of trustees are elected. Requires all of the members of the board of trustees for Indiana University to be citizens of the United States. Requires a majority of the members of the boar...

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WVSigned into law 05/2011Postsec.Collection and Dissemination of Information Concerning Higher Education Institutions
S.B. 375
Authorizes the Higher Education Policy Commission to collect and disseminate information concerning higher education institutions. Requires each institution to annually provide the commission, as requested, all information the commission or council considers n...

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ARSigned into law 03/2011Postsec.
Community College
Presentation of Expenditure Data
H.B. 1017
Requires state-supported institutions of higher education to present expenditure data on a Web site operated by the institution. The website must be updated annually and retain data for each fiscal years for 10 years, starting with 2013 fiscal year. "Expenditu...

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ARSigned into law 03/2011Postsec.
Community College
Higher Education Annual Report
H.B. 1454
Clarifies what information specific to higher education-related reports should contain, including information on affirmitive action programs. Additionally, reports must state: (A) The amount of institutional revenue spent on remediation; (B) The total general ...

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CASigned into law 03/2011Postsec.State Financial Aid Programs
S.B. 70 - Sec. 69432.7, 69432.9, 69433.2, 69433.6
Makes amendments to the Cal Grant A and B Entitlement Awards, the California Community College Transfer Cal Grant Entitlement Awards, the Competitive Cal Grant A and B Awards, the Cal Grant C Awards, and the Cal Grant T Awards programs. From bill summary:
--P...

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FLSigned into law 07/2010Postsec.Repeals Annual Crime Statistics Report
HB 7037 - Sec 31
Repeals 1006.67, which required each postsecondary institution to submit an annual report of campus crime statistics to the department of education. http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Documents/loaddoc.aspx?FileName=_h7037er.docx&DocumentType=Bill&BillNumb...

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LASigned into law 06/2010Postsec.
Community College
Higher Education Performance Agreements and Flexibility
H.B. 1171
Louisiana Granting Resources and Autonomy for Diplomas Act; provides for performance agreements between the Board of Regents and public postsecondary institutions; provides for autonomies, including setting tuition rates, granted to institutions that enter int...

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TXAdopted 05/2010Postsec.Review of Low-Producing Degree Programs
19 TAC 4.285, 286, 287, 288, 289, 290, 291, 292, 293
Establishes new sections 4.285 - 4.293, which establish procedures for annual review of the number of graduates produced by degree programs at institutions of higher education to determine which are low-producing degree programs, and provides remedies for thos...

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WISigned into law 05/2010Postsec.
Community College

S.B. 431
Prohibits a person that holds itself out to the public in any way as a legitimate institution of higher education from using the term "college" or "university" in its name unless the person provides an educational program for which it awards an associate or hi...

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MNSigned into law 05/2010Postsec.
Community College
Individual Student Data
S.F. 184
Authorizes the Minnesota Office of Higher Education to match individual student data from the student record enrollment database with individual student financial aid data collected and maintained by the office in order to audit or evaluate federal or state su...

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MNSigned into law 05/2010Postsec.
Community College
Institution Eligibility Requirements
S.F. 184
Provides that institutions are eligible to participate in state student aid programs if the institution is:
•  operated by the state (MnSCU) or the Board of Regents (U of M);
•  privately operated and has academic standards comparable to Minnesota institutions...

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AZSigned into law 05/2010Postsec.Shared Course Numbering
S.B. 1186
Relates to postsecondary institutions and course numbering; requires community college districts and the universities under the jurisdiction of the state board of regents to develop and implement a shared numbering system which identifies courses that transfer...

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AZSigned into law 04/2010Postsec.Scholarships Distribution
S.B. 1280
Requires the universities under the Arizona board of regents to publish and disclose the following information related to each merit based scholarship awarded to students from public, private, charter, and home schools by each university for the prior academic...

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TNSigned into law 01/2010Postsec.
Community College
Complete College Tennessee Act of 2010
S.B. 7006, H.B. 7008
Enacts the Complete College Tennessee Act of 2010. Revises previously established provisions to require the Tennessee higher education commission (THEC) to construct a statewide master plan that directs higher education to be accountable for increasing the edu...

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TXAdopted 08/2009Postsec.Quality and Effectiveness of Degree Programs
19 TAC 1.5.5.52
Requires each public institution of higher education to have a process to assess the quality and effectiveness of existing degree programs for continuous improvement. Directs the higher education coordinating board staff to develop a process for conducting a p...

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LASigned into law 07/2009Postsec.
Community College
Higher Education System Review
H.B. 794
Creates the Postsecondary Education Review Commission; provides for a comprehensive review of all aspects of the postsecondary education system in the state, including governance, facilities, programs, funding, and any other issues that impact postsecondary in...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009Postsec.
Community College
College Syllabi, Faculty CVs and Work-Study Opportunities
H.B. 2504 - Section 1 and 2
Relates to requiring a public institution of higher education to make available to the public on the institution's Internet Web site the syllabus for each undergraduate course, each instructor's curriculum vitae, and, if available, the most recent departmental...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009Postsec.Institutional Groupings in State Postsecondary Accountability System
H.B. 51 - Section 7
Creates new Section 61.0904. Directs the higher education coordinating board to conduct a review at least once every 10 years of the institutional groupings under the board's accountability system,
including a review of the criteria for and definitions assigne...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009Postsec.Developing Programs of the Highest National Rank or Recognition
H.B. 51 - Section 5 and 6
Section 5: Directs the higher education coordinating board biennially to determine the appropriate amount for funding the program in Section 61.0596 (see below, "University Funding for Excellence in Specific Programs and Fields; Incentive Grants") in the next ...

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WVAdopted 04/2009Postsec.
Community College
ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM FOR PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION
Title 135, Series 49
Provides rules from The West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College regarding an accountability system for public higher education in the state. Relates to the development of statewide master plans, the process of entering into state and institut...

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WVAdopted 04/2009Postsec.ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM
Title 133, Series 49
Sets forth an accountability system for West Virginia public higher education institutions under the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission's (Commission) jurisdiction. Describes the responsibilities of the Commission and public higher education inst...

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ARSigned into law 04/2009Postsec.
Community College
Reporting of Postsecondary Remediation
H.B. 1764
Requires the Department of Higher Education to collect information necessary to prepare reports of college achievement of high school graduates from each state institution of higher education; requires the Department and it's Office of Accountability to develo...

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TXAdopted 02/2009Postsec.Publishing of Doctoral Program Data
19 TAC 1.5.C.5.51
Requires public institutions with doctoral programs to publish information on their Web sites regarding the "18 Characteristics of Doctoral Education" as approved by the higher education coordinating board. Requires each such institution to develop and impleme...

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CAVetoed 09/2008Postsec.Postsecondary accountability
S.B. 325
Require the State to establish a new accountability framework for achieving prescribed educational and economic goals for public higher education institutions. Provides requirements for this framework. Requires the data collected be reported and provided to th...

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WVAdopted 09/2008Postsec.Program Review
Title 133, Series 10
Amends rules relating to postsecondary program review. Adds section 133-10-4, which requires each institution to develop a reporting format that includes mission, faculty, curriculum, resources, student learning outcomes, other learning and service activities,...

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WASigned into law 03/2008Postsec.Performance Agreement Pilot Program for Postsecondary Institutions
H.B. 2641
Beginning in 2008, public four-year postsecondary institutions are to pilot test performance agreements that set outcome-oriented priorities, target investments, link operating and capital planning, and create a longer-term view than the biennial budget cycle ...

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WISigned into law 10/2007Postsec.Joint Committee on Information Policy and Technology
S.B. 40
Directs the joint committee on information policy and technology to review any University of Wisconsin System, institution or college campus information technology project identified in a report submitted to the
committee by the board of regents to determine w...

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CASigned into law 09/2007Postsec.Accountability
S.B. 190
Makes all meetings of the California State University Trustees to be subject to the Bagley- Keene Act. Requires the trustees to take action in open session on an executive compensation proposal concerning the Chancellor of the university, the President of an i...

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MAIssued 08/2007P-12
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Community College
The Readiness Project
Executive Order No. 489
Establishes the Readiness Project to develop a plan to implement fundamental and systemic reforms to public education in the Commonwealth over the next ten years. The project will have three chairs appointed by the Governor. 

The plan will include recommenda...

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NCSigned into law 07/2007Postsec.
Community College
Community College Performance Standards
H.B. 642
Amends the law relating to community college performance standards. Provides that the state board may withhold funds from a college that may qualify as an exceptional institution while the college is under investigation by a state or federal agency or if its p...

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NYIssued 05/2007Postsec.Commission on Higher Education
Executive Order No. 14
(Executive Order No. 14) Establishes the New York State Commission on Higher Education. The Commission's inquiry shall include analysis of:
(a) academic standards and performance in New York's colleges and universities, with particular emphasis on SUNY and CU...

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ARSigned into law 03/2007Postsec.Legislative Task Force on Postsecondary
H.B. 2736
Creates the legislative task force on higher education remediation, retention, and graduation rates; provides for the appointment of its members; describes its mission and responsibilities.
(Act No. 570)
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2007/public/...

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MDSigned into law 04/2006Postsec.State Higher Education Plan
H.B. 122
Requires the Maryland Higher Education Commission to submit a review of the State Plan for Higher Education to the Governor and to the General Assembly every 4 years instead of every 2 years; requires that the president of each public institution of higher edu...

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TXSigned into law 05/2005Postsec.Reduction of Reporting Requirements
S.B. 1226
From bill analysis: Currently there are over 400 reporting requirements for institutions of higher education. By consolidating the scope of reporting, the university systems and their component institutions would be able to utilize the millions of dollars spe...

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WVEmergency Rule Adoption 09/2004Postsec.Performance Indicators
Title 135, Series 6
Establishes new rules regarding performance indicators used to measure the degree to which the goals for the delivery of community and technical college education are being met. WEST VIRGINIA REG 4532 (SN)...

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CASigned into law 09/2004Community College
Postsec.
Community Colleges: Funding
A.B. 1417
Requires the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges to provide recommendations to the Legislature and Governor regarding the design of a workable structure for annual evaluation of district-level performance. Sets forth criteria with which a c...

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CAVetoed 09/2004Postsec.
Community College
California Postsecondary Education Accountability Act of 2004 (CPSEA)
S.B. 1331
Establishes the California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC) for the collection of data pertinent to the planning and coordination of the higher education system of the state. Adds the California Postsecondary Education Accountability Act (CPSEA) of 20...

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MSRule Adoption 07/2004Community College
Postsec.
Standards for Quality and Accountability
(Uncodified)
Amends rules concerning standards for quality and accountability. MISSISSIPPI REG 9263 (SN)...

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KSSigned into law 04/2003Postsec.
Community College
Evaluation of Community College Employees
S.B. 82
Requires full-time community college employees to undergo the following evaluations: During the first two consecutive years of employement, the employee must be evaluated at least once a semester, unless the employee does not work for the complete semester. D...

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MSSigned into law 03/2003P-12
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Internal Audits Required at Postsecondary Institutions and Department of Education
H.B. 650
Establishes full-time program of internal auditing at specific state postsecondary institutions, including various community/junior colleges, the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University, and the department of education. Requires each specifi...

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FLSigned into law 05/2002P-12
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Education Code Re-Write: State Board Oversight Enforcement Authority
S.B. 20E
Creates new section giving state board oversight of all public school boards and public postsecondary institution boards, gives state board authority to undertake sanctions, including withholding funds, against school district or public postsecondary education...

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MESigned into law 06/2001P-12
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Creates Commission on Postsecondary Educational Attainment
S.B. 616
Resolve No. 67., (LD 1797) Creates the Blue Ribbon Commission on Postsecondary Educational Attainment....

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NCSigned into law 05/2001Postsec.
Community College
Program Audits
H.B. 386
Session Law Number 111. Modifies the audit procedures of community college programs....

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TNSigned into law 05/2001Postsec.Participation of Tennessee
S.J.R. 59
(Joint Resolution) Urges National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education to select Tennessee a one of multi-state participant in long-term strategic planning on state higher education policy using NCPPHE's Measuring Up 2000 report....

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NDSigned into law 04/2001Postsec.Designate North Dakota University System colleges and universities as a unified system and provide for a strategic planning process
S.B. 2041
Amends state statute to formally designate North Dakota University System (NDUS) colleges and universities as a unified system dedicated to meeting the education, research and service needs of the state and its citizens. The bill also provides for incorporati...

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NMVetoed 04/2001P-12
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Audits
H.B. 87
Relates to public money; provides for stratified or statistical pre- and post-audits; requires quarterly reports from local public bodies, school districts and certain institutions or higher education....

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WVSigned into law 03/2000Postsec.Accountability for Higher Education
S.B. 520
Codifies rules approved by legislative oversight commission on accountability for higher education....

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