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                         Laws of Minnesota 1983 

                        CHAPTER 166--H.F.No. 605
           An act relating to education; requiring the higher 
          education coordinating board to report its 
          recommendations concerning credit transferability and 
          institutional and program requirements; requiring 
          reports to the legislature; providing that students 
          shall be entitled to complete programs according to 
          requirements as of the time the student began the 
          program; amending Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 
          136A.042; proposing new law coded in Minnesota 
          Statutes, chapter 136A. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 136A.042, is 
amended to read: 
    136A.042 [CREDIT TRANSFERABILITY.] 
    The higher education coordinating board shall recommend to 
the various post-secondary and higher education systems and to 
the legislature, after consultation with the state board for 
vocational education, community college board, state university 
board, and the regents of the University of Minnesota, measures 
which will increase facilitate transferability of credits 
between the institutions and among the systems, which will 
improve student awareness of the credit transfer policies of 
each system or institution, and which will cause student 
transcripts to reflect credits earned at other post-secondary 
and higher education institutions.  The higher education 
coordinating board is directed to encourage communications among 
faculty, staff and students at the various institutions in order 
to accomplish the purposes of this section.  The higher 
education coordinating board shall report the measures 
recommended by it by January 15, 1984.  
    Sec. 2.  [135A.051] [PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [EXTENDED TIME.] A student shall be 
entitled to complete a program according to the requirements in 
effect at the time the student began the program for 12 months 
beyond the time usually required to complete a program.  
    Subd. 2.  [PROGRAM TERMINATED.] The provisions of this 
section do not apply to a program or course which is 
discontinued by an institution.  
    Subd. 3.  [APPLICABILITY.] The provisions of this section 
apply to a student enrolled in an area vocational-technical 
institute, community college, state university, and the 
University of Minnesota.  
    Sec. 3.  [INSTITUTIONAL AND PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [STUDY.] The higher education coordinating 
board, in cooperation with the state board for vocational 
education, the community college board, the state university 
board, and the board of regents of the University of Minnesota, 
shall study the extent of problems concerning the clarity of and 
frequency of change of institutional and program requirements. 
The several boards shall develop guidelines to provide students 
with clear and dependable requirements of the institution and 
the programs.  
    Subd. 2.  [REPORT.] The higher education coordinating board 
shall report to the legislature the results of its study 
required by subdivision 1 along with its recommendation by 
January 15, 1984. 
    Approved May 18, 1983