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From the ECS State Policy Database
Postsecondary Students--Graduate/Professional


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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
HIPassed 04/2013Postsec.Study on Effects of Allowing Graduate Students to Unionize
H.R. 85
Requests the Auditor to conduct a study on the potential effects of allowing graduate students of the University of Hawaii to unionize. Requests the Auditor to establish an advisory council, to include graduate students, to assist in developing and executing t...

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INSigned into law 04/2013Postsec.Indiana University School of Public Health
H.B. 1295
Corrects references to the Indiana University School of Public Health (which was formerly a department of the University's medical school, but was designated as a separate school of the University in legislation enacted in 2007). http://www.in.gov/legislative/...

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CASigned into law 09/2012P-12Testing Accommodations on LSAT
A.B. 2122
From bill summary: Requires the test sponsor of the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) to provide testing accommodations to a test subject who is disabled. The bill would require the process for determining whether to grant an accommodation to be made public, th...

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TXAdopted 08/2012Postsec.Criteria for New Doctoral Programs
19 TAC 5.46
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board proposes an amendment to s.5.46, concerning Criteria for New Doctoral Programs, by adding alternative criteria for meeting the undergraduate success measure standard. The intent of the amendment is to bring consist...

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KYSigned into law 04/2012Postsec.Advanced Practice Doctoral Programs at Comprehensive Universities.
S.B. 131
Allows the comprehensive universities to offer a combined maximum of 18 advanced practice doctoral programs with the approval of the council on postsecondary education. Ensures each comprehensive university the opportunity to offer a minimum of two programs. P...

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TXAdopted 05/2011Postsec.Doctoral or First Professional Degrees
19 TAC 4.261 and 4.275
Clarifies the process by which previously approved doctoral programs at public institutions may be approved for distance delivery (including off-campus or as a self-supporting program). Presently, any doctoral program wishing to be delivered by such means must...

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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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KYSigned into law 03/2011Postsec.Ph.D. and Ed.D. Programs at Comprehensive Universities
S.B. 130
Permits a comprehensive university to provide up to three advanced practice doctoral programs, including an Ed.D. program. Directs the council on postsecondary education, in consultation with the advisory conference of presidents, to develop criteria and condi...

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TXAdopted 02/2011Postsec.Criteria for New Doctoral Programs
19 TAC 5.46
Adds an additional criterion for the approval of new doctoral degree programs. Stipulates that the most recent six-year baccalaureate degree graduation rate must equal or exceed the most recent six-year statewide average baccalaureate degree graduation rate. F...

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TXAdopted 11/2010Postsec.New Doctoral Programs
19 TAC 5.53, 54
Sections 5.43, .44, .52: Adds a definition of new doctoral degree programs, revises the requirements for submitting administrative change requests, adds doctoral degree program audits for public institutions of higher education and health-related institutions,...

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MESigned into law 03/2010Postsec.Health Professionals Loan Program
S.B. 116
Amends the Health Professions Loan Program; provides that loans for medical, veterinary and dental education are to be repaid at varying interest rates depending upon the nature and location of the practice; eliminates loans for optometry students; eliminates ...

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NYAdopted 10/2009Postsec.State University of New York Tuition and Fees Schedule
Title 8 NYCRR section 302.1(c) - (i)
Amends the State University of New York Tuition and Fees Schedule to increase tuition for resident students in graduate and professional programs. no changes to as published in July 29, 2009 register. Pages 44-46 of 47: http://www.dos.state.ny.us/info/register...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009Postsec.Funding for Doctoral Programs
H.B. 1 - Section 371.20.95(B) and 371.20.80(D)(2)
Section 371.20.95(B): Directs the chancellor, in consultation with representatives of state universities, to conduct a study on the effectiveness and appropriateness of funding for doctoral programs through the doctoral set-aside as allocated in H.B. 1. Provid...

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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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UTSigned into law 03/2008Postsec.Graduate Tuition Waiver for Purple Heart Recipients
H.B. 271
Beginning in the 2008-2009 school year, provides a graduate tuition waiver of up to $10,000 at a state institution of higher education for Purple Heart recipients under specified conditions. http://le.utah.gov/~2008/bills/hbillenr/hb0271.pdf...

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LAIssued 08/2007P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Pay Increase for Employees in Unclassified State Service
E.O. 15 and 17
Executive Order 15: http://gov.louisiana.gov/assets/docs/15ExecOrderStateEmployeePay.pdf

Executive Order 17 amends Executive Order KBB 2007-15 to clarify its application to unclassified employees of registrars of voters; includes students and graduate assista...

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IDSigned into law 03/2007Postsec.Medical Education
S.B. 1210
Directs the state board of education to engage the services of a consultant to study the feasibility of offering medical education through:
(i) a distributive model in partnership with Idaho's public universities and medical community; and
(ii) other deliver...

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VASigned into law 03/2007Postsec.Female Pelvic Examination Restrictions
H.B. 2969
Prohibits students participating in a course of professional instruction or clinical training program from performing a pelvic examination on an anesthetized or unconscious female patient unless the patient or her authorized agent gives informed consent to suc...

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VAPassed 03/2007Postsec.Science/Technology Education in Graduate Programs
H.J. 611
This joint resolution of the legislature establishes a joint subcommittee to study science and technology education in business, law, and policy graduate programs in state institutions of higher education. http://198.246.135.1/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?071+ful+HJ611...

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MESigned into law 03/2007Postsec.Doctoral Degree in Visual Arts
H.B. 361
Authorizes the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts to confer the degree of Doctor of Visual Arts upon students in accordance with the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 20-A, section 10704. On December 13, 2006 the State Board of Education voted unani...

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WYSigned into law 02/2007Postsec.
Community College
Hathaway Scholarship Program Expansion
H.B. 99
Expands the Hathaway scholarship program to graduate and professional degrees; clarifies provisions regarding students attending multiple institutions under the Hathaway scholarship program; extends time for attending postsecondary institutions under the Hatha...

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ILSigned into law 08/2004Postsec.
Community College
Diversifying Higher Faculty Program Act
S.B. 3107
Amends the Illinois Consortium for Educational Opportunity Act. Changes the short title to the Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois Program. Provides that institutions that grant doctoral degrees must have representatives on the Board. Makes chang...

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