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AB-1062 Postsecondary education: cross-enrollment: online education at the California State University.(2017-2018)



SECTION 1.

 Section 66760.5 of the Education Code is amended to read:

66760.5.
 By the beginning of the 2015–16 academic year, a  A  California resident enrolled at a CSU campus who meets the requirements of subdivision (a) of Section 66761 may enroll, without formal admission, and without payment of additional tuition or fees, except as provided in Section 66761.5, in a course provided entirely online by another CSU campus on a space-available basis. Nonresident and international CSU students who meet these conditions may also enroll in an online course provided by another CSU campus, but shall pay the per unit fees for this course at the host campus.

SEC. 2.

 Section 66764 of the Education Code is amended to read:

66764.
 On or before January 1, 2015, the  The  trustees shall establish both of the following:
(a) An easily accessible online database of online courses available at all CSU campuses. This database shall provide CSU students with a streamlined process within the CSU system to allow students to find and enroll in courses that will earn them credit toward graduation, general education, and major requirements.
(b) Plans for an intrasystem cross-enrollment process to expedite student learning that will be operational at the beginning of the 2015–16 academic year.

SEC. 3.

 Section 89225 of the Education Code is amended to read:

89225.
 On or before January 1, 2015, for  For  purposes of measuring the effectiveness of online education,  education as a tool in systemwide efforts toward degree or certificate completion,  the trustees shall establish a series of uniform definitions for online education. The definitions developed by the trustees under this section shall, at a minimum, include a systemwide definition for an online course where the course can be entirely completed remotely.

SEC. 4.

 Section 89226 of the Education Code is amended to read:

89226.
 (a) On or before January 1, 2017, 15, 2019,  and on or before January 1 15  every two years thereafter, the trustees shall report to the Legislature key performance data on state-supported  online courses as defined in Section 89225, including, but not necessarily limited to, all of the following:
(1) The number of students enrolled at each campus.
(2) Course completion rates for courses other than online courses.
(3) Completion rates for degree programs that include no online courses.
(4) Grade point average for students enrolled in online courses.
(5) The number of students (full-time equivalent and headcount)  cross-enrolled in online courses at a California State University campus other than the campus at which they are matriculated.
(6) Course completion rates for students enrolled in online courses.
(7) Completion rates for degree programs that include online courses.
(b) (8)  (1) Student  On or before January 1, 2017, the trustees shall report to the Legislative Analyst the key performance data described in subdivision (a).  enrollment (full-time equivalent and headcount) in all state-supported online courses, disaggregated by undergraduate and graduate students, as well as by campus. 
(2) (9)  On or before January 1, 2018, the Legislative Analyst shall submit a status update to the Legislature regarding the California State University’s implementation of the provisions of the bill that added this section and an assessment of the extent to which the online programs of the California State University are operating in a manner consistent with legislative intent and statutory requirements. Cross-campus online enrollment (full-time equivalent) by host campus. 
(10) Successful course completion rates in cross-campus online courses.
(11) Courses completed by cross-enrolled online students, specifying the type of academic credit they received, including lower division, upper division, or graduate level.
(c) (b)  Student enrollment and completion rate data included in a report to be submitted pursuant to this section shall be made available by demographics, including age, gender, and ethnicity.
(d) (c)  (1) The requirement for submitting a report imposed under subdivision (a) is inoperative on July 1, 2021, pursuant to Section 10231.5 of the Government Code.
(2) The report prepared pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.