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

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Date Published: 09/19/2018 09:00 PM
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Assembly Bill No. 1062
CHAPTER 524

An act to amend Sections 66760.5, 66764, 89225, and 89226 of the Education Code, relating to postsecondary education.

[ Approved by Governor  September 19, 2018. Filed with Secretary of State  September 19, 2018. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1062, Levine. Postsecondary education: cross-enrollment: online education at the California State University.
Existing law establishes the California State University, under the administration of the Trustees of the California State University, the California Community Colleges, under the administration of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, and the University of California, as the 3 segments of public postsecondary education in this state. Existing law authorizes any student enrolled in any campus of any of these 3 respective segments who meets prescribed requirements to enroll, without formal admission or payment of additional fees, except as provided, in a maximum of one course per academic term at a campus of either of the other segments on a space-available basis at the discretion of the appropriate campus authorities on both campuses. Existing law authorizes any student enrolled at a CSU campus who meets specified requirements by the beginning of the 2015–16 academic year, to enroll, without formal admission, and without payment of additional tuition or fees, except as provided, in a course provided entirely online, as defined, by another CSU campus on a space-available basis. Existing law requires the trustees to establish a series of uniform definitions for online education for CSU on or before January 1, 2015, as specified. Existing law also requires the trustees to report performance data, as specified, about online education to the Legislature on or before January 1, 2017, and every 2 years after until 2021.
This bill would remove the January 1, 2015, deadline for authorizing a CSU student to enroll in an online course at another CSU campus, for the trustees to establish an online database of courses, and for the trustees to establish a series of uniform definitions, as specified. This bill would also add to the performance data to be reported to the Legislature on state-supported online courses, as defined, and require this report be submitted to the Legislature on or before January 15, 2019, and on or before January 15, 2 years later.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 66760.5 of the Education Code is amended to read:

66760.5.
 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.
 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.
 For purposes of measuring the effectiveness of online 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 15, 2019, and on or before January 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.
(8) Student enrollment (full-time equivalent and headcount) in all state-supported online courses, disaggregated by undergraduate and graduate students, as well as by campus.
(9) 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.
(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.
(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.