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SF 1613

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 09/17/2015 10:12am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to education; postsecondary; MnSCU course and credit policies;
requiring a report; appropriating money.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. new text beginBACCALAUREATE DEGREE PATHWAYS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Regulate MnSCU baccalaureate transfers. new text end

new text begin The Board of Trustees
of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities shall implement new transfer pathways
for associate of arts degrees, associate of science degrees, and associate of fine arts degrees
toward baccalaureate degree programs. The implementation must, to the greatest extent
possible, be done in accordance with the implementation plan, including its timeline,
developed pursuant to Laws 2014, chapter 312, article 1, section 12.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin New or enhanced bachelor of applied science degrees. new text end

new text begin The board, in
consultation with system constituency groups, is encouraged to create a plan to enhance or
develop new bachelor of applied science degree programs in areas of high employment
need in the state to facilitate transfer pathways for students with associate of applied
science degrees.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Report. new text end

new text begin By March 15, 2016, the board must report to the chairs and
ranking minority members of the committees with jurisdiction over higher education on
the status of implementation of transfer pathways under subdivision 1 and any deviations
from the implementation plan.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginMNSCU; APPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin $500,000 is appropriated in fiscal year 2016 from the general fund to the Board of
Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities for the purposes of section 1,
subdivision 1.
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