Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1218

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 20-30; IC 20-33-2-13; IC 21-14-2-1; IC 21-38-3; IC 21-41-2-4; IC 21-42; IC 21-43.

Synopsis: State educational institutions. Requires each high school to offer a number of dual credit and advanced placement courses sufficient to allow a student who qualifies to enroll in the courses to complete at least: (1) one year of college credit after June 30, 2013; and (2) two years of college credit after June 30, 2015. Provides that a state educational institution may not charge or collect a fee for an activity or a service that a student does not use. Requires a professor who is employed by a state educational institution to teach at least two classes each academic year. Provides that a professor or other instructor in a state educational institution must be able to speak English in a manner that is clearly understood by students. Requires each state educational institution to ensure that the courses required for a single major are offered in such a manner that an undergraduate student is able to complete a single major in not more than four fall and four spring semesters. Requires each state educational institution to train individuals who counsel students in course selection in methods of determining the course requirements for each undergraduate major.
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Effective: July 1, 2011.





Culver




    January 12, 2011, read first time and referred to Committee on Education.





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Requires a state educational institution to accept as transfer credits any course successfully completed by a student at another state educational institution. Provides that a state educational institution may charge a high school student tuition for a dual credit or postsecondary credit course only if the course is taught by an employee of the state educational institution. Provides that if a high school student is entitled to receive postsecondary credit for a course taken from a state educational institution, another state educational institution must accept the credit as transfer credit. Repeals sections concerning the core transfer library and articulation agreements between state educational institutions, and makes corresponding changes to related sections.




Introduced

First Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2011)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1218



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning higher education.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 20-30-7-7; (11)IN1218.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 20-30-7-7, AS AMENDED BY P.L.1-2010, SECTION 79, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 7. The parties to an agreement under section 5 of this chapter may provide educational programs:
        (1) that are not regularly provided as part of the established curriculum during the school year; and
        (2) for which a student who successfully completes a program may receive high school and college credit under an articulation agreement or a dual credit provision under IC 20-32-3-9 or IC 21-43-2.
SOURCE: IC 20-30-10-4; (11)IN1218.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 20-30-10-4, AS ADDED BY P.L.185-2006, SECTION 9, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 4. (a) This subsection applies before July 1, 2013. Each high school must provide at least two (2) of each of the following course offerings to high school students who qualify to enroll in the courses:
        (1) Dual credit.
        (2) Advanced placement.
     (b) This subsection applies after June 30, 2013, and before July 1, 2015. Each high school shall provide a number of the following courses sufficient to allow a student who qualifies to enroll in the courses to complete at least one (1) year of college credit:
        (1) Dual credit.
        (2) Advanced placement.

     (c) This subsection applies after June 30, 2015. Each high school shall provide a number of the following courses sufficient to allow a student who qualifies to enroll in the courses to complete at least two (2) years of college credit:
        (1) Dual credit.
        (2) Advanced placement.

SOURCE: IC 20-33-2-13; (11)IN1218.1.3. -->     SECTION 3. IC 20-33-2-13, AS AMENDED BY P.L.140-2008, SECTION 8, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 13. (a) A school corporation shall record or include the following information in the official high school transcript for a student in high school:
        (1) Attendance records.
        (2) The student's latest ISTEP program test results under IC 20-32-5.
        (3) Any secondary level and postsecondary level certificates of achievement earned by the student.
        (4) Immunization information from the immunization record the student's school keeps under IC 20-34-4-1.
        (5) Any dual credit courses taken. that are included in the core transfer library under IC 21-42-5-4.
    (b) A school corporation may include information on a student's high school transcript that is in addition to the requirements of subsection (a).
SOURCE: IC 21-14-2-1; (11)IN1218.1.4. -->     SECTION 4. IC 21-14-2-1, AS ADDED BY P.L.2-2007, SECTION 255, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 1. (a) This section applies to the board of trustees of the following state educational institutions:
        (1) Ball State University.
        (2) Indiana University.
        (3) Indiana State University.
        (4) Purdue University.
        (5) University of Southern Indiana.
    (b) The board of trustees of a state educational institution may:
        (1) set the fees, tuition, and charges necessary or convenient to further the purposes of the state educational institution; and
        (2) except as provided in subsection (c), collect the fees, tuition, and charges set by the board of trustees for the state educational institution.
     (c) The board of trustees of a state educational institution may not charge or collect a fee for a service or an activity that a student does not use. A bill for student tuition and fees must:
        (1) set forth the amounts of fees allocated to specific activities or services; and
        (2) allow a student to cancel the fees for activities or services the student does not use.

SOURCE: IC 21-38-3-13; (11)IN1218.1.5. -->     SECTION 5. IC 21-38-3-13 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 13. (a) This section does not apply to a professor who is on sabbatical or other leave during an academic year.
    (b) The board of trustees of each state educational institution shall require each professor employed by the state educational institution to teach at least two (2) classes during each academic year.

SOURCE: IC 21-38-3-14; (11)IN1218.1.6. -->     SECTION 6. IC 21-38-3-14 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 14. The board of trustees of a state educational institution shall require a professor or another individual employed by the state educational institution as an instructor to speak the English language in a manner that can be clearly understood by students.
SOURCE: IC 21-41-2-4; (11)IN1218.1.7. -->     SECTION 7. IC 21-41-2-4 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 4. (a) The board of trustees of each state educational institution shall ensure that the courses required for each undergraduate major offered by the state educational institution are offered in such a manner that a student is able to complete a single major in not more than four (4) fall and four (4) spring semesters.
    (b) The board of trustees of each state educational institution shall ensure that individuals who provide counseling to undergraduate students concerning course scheduling are trained in methods to determine the course requirements for each major offered by the state educational institution to assist each student in selecting courses that allow the student to finish a single major in not more than four (4) fall and four (4) spring semesters.

SOURCE: IC 21-42-3-1; (11)IN1218.1.8. -->     SECTION 8. IC 21-42-3-1, AS ADDED BY P.L.2-2007, SECTION 283, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY

1, 2011]: Sec. 1. A state educational institution shall (1) accept the transfer credit of an appropriate a course successfully completed by a student at another state educational institution having the same level of accreditation. or
        (2) allow the student to receive equal credit by successfully completing equivalency testing in the subject area.

SOURCE: IC 21-43-4-12; (11)IN1218.1.9. -->     SECTION 9. IC 21-43-4-12, AS ADDED BY P.L.2-2007, SECTION 284, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 12. (a) An eligible institution may charge tuition to a student accepted for admission to the eligible institution only if the course for which the student enrolls is taught by an employee of the eligible institution.
    (b)
Upon demonstration of financial need, an eligible institution may grant financial assistance to a student accepted for admission to the eligible institution.
SOURCE: IC 21-43-5-10; (11)IN1218.1.10. -->     SECTION 10. IC 21-43-5-10, AS ADDED BY P.L.234-2007, SECTION 66, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 10. (a) An state educational institution may charge tuition to a student accepted for admission to the state educational institution only if the course for which the student enrolls is taught by an employee of the state educational institution.
    (b)
A state educational institution may grant financial assistance, including a waiver of tuition not otherwise covered by IC 21-14-8, to a student for courses taken under this program based on:
        (1) the student's financial need;
        (2) the student's academic achievement; or
        (3) any other criteria.
SOURCE: IC 21-43-5-12; (11)IN1218.1.11. -->     SECTION 11. IC 21-43-5-12, AS ADDED BY P.L.2-2007, SECTION 284, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 12. A student is entitled to receive postsecondary credit toward meeting the degree requirements at the state educational institution at which the student successfully completed a dual credit course. If the student enrolls in a state educational institution other than the state educational institution at which a dual credit course was completed, the other state educational institution (1) shall grant credit for the courses that are (A) in the core transfer library; or (B) subject to an articulation agreement; and (2) may grant credit for other courses. successfully completed.
    SECTION 12. THE FOLLOWING ARE REPEALED [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: IC 21-18-1-6; IC 21-18-7-3; IC 21-42-1-2; IC 21-42-1-3; IC 21-42-1-5; IC 21-42-3-2; IC 21-42-3-3; IC 21-42-3-4; IC 21-42-5; IC 21-42-6; IC 21-43-1-2; IC 21-43-5-6.