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AB-1527 Postsecondary education: associate degrees for transfer.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 03/28/2019 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  March 28, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1527


Introduced by Assembly Member Burke

February 22, 2019


An act relating to education programs. to add Section 66749.4 to the Education Code, relating to postsecondary education.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1527, as amended, Burke. Education programs: federal programs and interstate agreements. Postsecondary education: associate degrees for transfer.
Existing law establishes systems of public elementary and secondary education and segments of postsecondary education in this state. Existing federal law establishes various education programs in which states may participate. This state has entered into agreements with other states on various education subjects, including the Interstate Compact on Educational Oppurtunity for Military Children. state, and assigns numerous duties to the State Department of Education for the governance and funding of those systems. Existing law also establishes segments of postsecondary education that include the California Community Colleges, the California State University, the University of California, and independent institutions of higher education. Existing law establishes the associate degree for transfer program, under which community college students progressing through designated courses of study may be admitted as juniors to campuses of the California State University, the University of California, or certain other participating institutions of higher education in order to progress to baccalaureate degrees in similar majors or courses of study. The associate degree for transfer program is designed for students to avoid taking duplicate coursework and to progress to these degrees in an efficient manner.
This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to enact future legislation relating to California’s participation in federal education programs and interstate agreements related to education. require the State Department of Education to collaborate with the Trustees of the California State University and the Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges to examine the feasibility of integrating academic pathways and degrees into the associate degree for transfer program that would require the attainment of more than 120 semester units for a student to progress to a baccalaureate degree. The bill would also require the department to request the Regents of the University of California to participate in this examination.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NOYES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 66749.4 is added to the Education Code, to read:

66749.4.
 The State Department of Education shall do both of the following:
(a) Collaborate with the Trustees of the California State University and the Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges to examine the feasibility of integrating academic pathways and degrees into the associate degree for transfer program that would require the attainment of more than 120 semester units for a student to progress to a baccalaureate degree.
(b) Request the Regents of the University of California to participate with the other segments in the examination described in subdivision (a).

SECTION 1.

It is the intent of the Legislature to enact future legislation relating to California’s participation in federal education programs and interstate agreements related to education.