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SB 37 (BR 123) - T. Shaughnessy

     AN ACT relating to university undergraduate completion.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 164 to require each public university to submit to the Council on Postsecondary Education by December 1, 2011, a plan adopted by the board of trustees or board of regents listing goals, strategies, and timelines to increase the number of students graduating with a bachelor's degree; require the council to create by August 30, 2011, a tracking system to collect data on the number of attempted and earned credit hours for each freshman and transfer student entering each university in the fall 2011 semester, and thereafter track students from enrollment until degree completion; report to the Legislative Research Commission, no later than November 1, 2013, and annually thereafter, the number of students who complete bachelor's degrees by time for completion, hours attempted and earned, and average hours per term, the number of students who complete bachelor's degree program at their university of origin or the number of transfer students who complete bachelor's degree programs, and the average time to degree completion for full-time and part-time students; require the council to report to the Interim Joint Committee on Education by October 31 of each year and post on the council's Web site an institutional profile for each university and a composite system profile which provides current and six-year trends for revenue, full-time enrollment, average ACT score, percentage of freshman taking remedial courses, four, five, and six year graduation rates, tuition rates, and additional accountability measures developed by the council; require the board of trustees or the board of regents of a public university to include, no later than October 31, 2014, progress toward improving bachelor's degree completion as part of the annual evaluation of the president of the institutions.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 4-introduced in Senate; to Education (S)

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