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From the ECS State Policy Database
Postsecondary Accountability--Student Learning


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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
ILSigned into law 08/2013Postsec.Open Access to Research Articles Act
S.B. 1900
Makes findings and declarations. By January 2014, directs each public university to establish an Open Access to Research Task Force. Identifies constituencies to be represented among each task force's voting members. Directs each task force to review current p...

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MTSigned into law 03/2013Postsec.Credit for Prior Learning Through Military Service
H.B. 317
Authorizes the commissioner to develop criteria for awarding academic credit at a postsecondary institution for a student's prior learning through military service
and submit a proposed policy that incorporates those criteria to the board of regents for approv...

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TXAdopted 11/2011Postsec.Transfer of Credit, Core Curriculum and Field of Study Curricula
19 TAC 4.23, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 35
From Texas Register: Updates and changes the requirements for the statewide, fully transferable, undergraduate general education core curriculum. Sections 4.28 and 4.35 adopted as published in the November 25, 2011 Texas Register (pp. 28-30 of 94: http://www.s...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Measurable Learning Outcomes for Undergraduate Courses
S.B. 1726
Directs each institution of higher education to develop measurable learning outcomes for undergraduate courses at public institutions of higher education. Permits institutions of higher education to adopt learning outcomes for a course that are the same as or ...

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