|KS||Signed into law 03/2014||Postsec.||Postsecondary Distance Education for Out-of-State Institutions or Students|
Allows postsecondary institutions with a physical presence in Kansas to participate in the state authorization reciprocity agreement and provide distance education in other states. Allows postsecondary institutions that do not have a physical presence in Kansa...
|SC||Issued 02/2014||Postsec.||Condemning Anti-Semitism and Rejecting University Boycott|
Condemns the America Studies Association's academic boycott against Israel and provides that the Department of Education and Commission on Higher Education, in cooperation with each of the public institutions of higher education and all of South Carolina's ind...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12|
|Employment of Persons with Disabilities in State Boards and Institutions|
Creates the Illinois Employment First Act. Provides that "state agency" includes all boards, commissions, agencies, institutions, authorities, and bodies politic and corporate of the state, created by or in accordance with the Illinois Constitution or statute,...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2012||Postsec.||Higher Educational Institutions; Indemnification Agreements|
Provides that no Virginia public institution of higher education shall be authorized to enter into an indemnification agreement to indemnify any person or entity against damages arising from a sponsored project conducted by such institution. The bill contains ...
|SD||Signed into law 02/2012||Postsec.||Postsecondary Institution Authorization|
Provides that no postsecondary institution may provide educational programs at physical locations in the state unless it has been issued a certificate of authorization to provide postsecondary education. Once granted by the secretary, authorization is continuo...
|SC||Signed into law 08/2011||Postsec.||The South Carolina Higher Education Efficiency & Administrative Policies Act of 2011|
Transparency and Efficiency
Requires each public institution of higher learning to maintain a transaction register that includes a complete record of all funds expended, from whatever source for whatever purpose. Provides that the register must be prominently...
|Western Governors University Texas|
Executive Order RP75
Expresses the state's commitment to Western Governors University (WGU) and its establishment of WGU Texas. Directs all agencies and officials to work with WGU toward the establishment of WGU Texas as a nonprofit institution of higher education to provide acces...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2011||Postsec.||Higher Education Coordinating Council/Articulation Coordinating Committee/Various Postsecondary Provisions|
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 ...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||Postsec.||Security-Sensitive Positions and Criminal Background Checks|
Amends definition of "security-sensitive position" to include any employee who has access to (1) another person's personal information or identifying information or (2) the financial information of the employer or another person. Adds the Texas Higher Educatio...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2011||Postsec.||Postsecondary Degree Granting|
Directs Office of Degree Authorization (ODA) to issue separate license to issue degrees to schools that meet exemption requirements. Effective January 1, 2012.
|LA||Adopted 06/2011||Postsec.||Study of Higher Education Institutions|
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...
|LA||Adopted 06/2011||Postsec.||Shared Vision for Higher Education in Louisiana|
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...
|MI||Signed into law 06/2011||Postsec.|
|Collaboration Between Community Colleges and Universities/ Transfer Credits|
H.B. 4325 - Postsecondary Provisions
From Legislative Staff Summary: Encourages community colleges to explore ways of increasing collaboration and cooperation with universities. Provides that it is the intent of the Legislature that universities work with community colleges to implement transfer...
|ND||Signed into law 05/2011||Postsec.|
|Authorization, Academic or Professional Postsecondary Educational Institution Offering Credentials|
Provides that the State Board for Career and Technical Education may authorize the operation of an academic or professional postsecondary educational institution that offers educational credentials only upon approval by the director of the Department of Career...
|VT||Signed into law 05/2011||Postsec.||Postsecondary Institution Approval Process|
Sets the process for approval for any postsecondary school that operates primarily or exclusively in the state of
Vermont. Defines "Postsecondary school" as any person who offers or operates a program of college or professional education for credit or a degree...
|NE||Signed into law 05/2011||Postsec.||Postsecondary Institution Act, Dual Enrollment, College Admission Testing in 11th Grade|
Adopts the Postsecondary Institution Act and amend provisions of the Private Postsecondary Career School Act. Sec. 85-961 currently provides that community colleges (with exceptions specifically authorized by statute and the Coordinating Commission for Postsec...
|WA||Signed into law 05/2011||Postsec.||Expanding Postsecondary Opportunities|
Expanding postsecondary opportunities. Changes the name of the University Center at Everett Community College to the University Center of North Puget Sound. Assigns management and leadership of the University Center of North Puget Sound to Washington State Uni...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2011||Postsec.||Research University branches|
Authorizes research universities to develop doctoral degree programs at their branch campuses subject to approval
by the higher education coordinating board.
|WA||Signed into law 04/2011||Postsec.||Accelerated Degree Programs|
Relating to an accelerated baccalaureate degree program. State universities, regional universities and the Evergreen State College may develop accelerated baccalaureate degree programs that will allow academically qualified students to obtain a baccalaureate d...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2011||Postsec.|
|Postsecondary Campus Safety|
Clarifies the information sharing by higher education institution police to various individuals and entities regarding campus safety and incidences.
|VA||Signed into law 04/2011||Postsec.||Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund|
S.B. 1485/H.B. 2324
Expands the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund to allow for awards from the fund to be used to encourage commercialization and to attract research talent at state institutions of higher education.
|FL||Signed into law 03/2011||Postsec.|
|Florida College System Institution|
Substitutes the term ''Florida College System Institution" for the terms ''Florida college," ''community college," and ''junior college" where those terms appear in the Florida K-20 Education Code. http://laws.flrules.org/files/Ch_2011-005.pdf...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2011||Postsec.|
|Obtaining Student Consent Form|
Requires institutions of higher education to make a good faith effort to obtain the student consent form and collect and report the data required under the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Act. Institutions may lost approved status if they fail to do so.
|CT||Signed into law 05/2010||Postsec.|
|Alignment of Postsecondary Education and Employment in the Green Industry|
Requires higher education institutions in Connecticut to publicize green technology initiatives in higher education and to collaborate in furthering these initiatives; requires the department of higher education (DHE), in consultation with the department of ed...
|MA||Signed into law 01/2010||Postsec.||Creating New State Universty System|
Creates a state university system for nine current state colleges. Six state colleges will be renamed as Bridgewater State University, Fitchburg State University, Framingham State University, Salem State University, Westfield State University and Worcester Sta...