HB 160 (BR 299) - C. Rollins II, T. Moore, L. Belcher, J. Crenshaw, R. Crimm, M. Denham, M. Dossett, T. Edmonds, C. Embry Jr., D. Ford, D. Graham, J. Greer, K. Hall, R. Henderson, C. Hoffman, D. Horlander, J. Jenkins, D. Keene, M. King, A. Koenig, T. McKee, R. Nelson, S. Overly, S. Riggs, T. Riner, S. Santoro, A. Simpson, F. Steele, K. Stevens, W. Stone, T. Thompson, J. Tilley, D. Watkins, A. Wuchner, B. Yonts
AN ACT relating to the establishment of common undergraduate college course credits for transfer and the awarding of degrees.
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 164 to limit bachelor degree programs to 120 credit hours and associate degree programs to 60 credit hours beginning with the 2012-2013 academic year; permit the Council on Postsecondary education to approve exceptions for specialized programs; direct the council to develop a statewide agreement for lower division learning outcomes course numbering and coursework credits; to standardize credit-by-exam equivalencies; develop statewide articulation and transfer procedures; monitor and collect compliance data; provide priority admission of associate degree program graduates to state public universities; create common public college transcript; encourage private college collaboration in transfer agreements; establish appeals process; amend KRS 164.020 to conform; amend KRS 164.001 to include definition of "learning outcomes."
HB 160 - AMENDMENTS
HCS - Retain original provisions except clarify that the credit hour limit for degree programs applies only to public colleges and universities and make technical correction.
SCS - Retain original provisions, except encourage rather than require that bachelor degree programs be limited to 120 credit hours and associate degree programs to 60 credit hours; require that where applicable the curricula be reviewed to determine comparability of core content standards required by KRS 164.302; require that the grade point averages earned in associate degree programs be transferred and accepted and be used in the calculation of continued eligibility of students for KEES awards; restructure language in the subsections relating to transfer of general education credit and program specific requirements for majors and clarify that graduates of approved associate degree programs shall be granted admission to related upper-division bachelors degree programs of a state public college or university on the same criteria as those students earning lower-division credits at the university to which the student transferred; require a "commonality" in all college transcripts of public institutions rather than a "common college transcript"; change the time requirement specified for proposing program changes to the council and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System from 6 months to the same time as the initiation of the university's approval process.
SFA (1, T. Shaughnessy) - Delete new language requiring that the grade point average earned in associate degree programs be used in the calculation of continued eligibility of students for KEES awards.
SFA (2, T. Shaughnessy) - Delete new language to prescribe how grade point average earned in associate degree program shall be accepted for transfer and degree credit and used in the calculation of continued eligibility of students for KEES awards.
(Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)
Jan 5-introduced in House; to Education (H)
Jan 11-posting waived
Jan 12-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Jan 13-2nd reading, to Rules
Jan 20-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, January 21, 2010
Jan 21-3rd reading, passed 97-0 with Committee Substitute
Jan 22-received in Senate
Jan 25-to Education (S)
Mar 18-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Mar 19-2nd reading, to Rules
Mar 24-floor amendment (1) filed
Mar 25-floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute
Mar 29-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 29, 2010; 3rd reading; floor amendment (1) withdrawn ; passed 35-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (2)
Apr 1-received in House; to Rules (H); taken from committee; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute, floor amendment (2) for Thursday, April 1, 2010; House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute, floor amendment (2) ; passed 100-0; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
Apr 12-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 108)