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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: 06/11/2018 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  June 11, 2018
Amended  IN  Senate  June 27, 2017
Amended  IN  Senate  June 05, 2017
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 28, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1062


Introduced by Assembly Member Levine

February 16, 2017


An act to amend Section 66602 Sections 66760.5, 66764, 89225, and 89226 of the Education Code, relating to postsecondary education.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1062, as amended, Levine. Postsecondary education: Trustees of the California State University. 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 1, 2019, and again 2 years later.

Existing law establishes the various campuses of the California State University under the administration of the Trustees of the California State University. Existing law provides for the membership of the Trustees of the California State University to include 5 specified ex officio members, 16 appointive members appointed by the Governor and subject to confirmation by the Senate, one representative of the alumni associations, a faculty member appointed by the Governor, and 2 student members appointed by the Governor for 2-year staggered terms. Under existing law, each student member serves as a nonvoting member of the board for the first year of his or her term and as a voting member of the board for the 2nd year of his or her term.

This bill would make each student member a voting member of the board for both years of his or her 2-year term. The bill would also add a 2nd faculty member appointed by the Governor to the board.

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.
 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, 2019, and on or before January 1 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)(1)On or before January 1, 2017, the trustees shall report to the Legislative Analyst the key performance data described in subdivision (a).

(2)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.

(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.

SECTION 1.Section 66602 of the Education Code is amended to read:
66602.

(a)The board shall be composed of the following five ex officio members: the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Speaker of the Assembly, and the person named by the trustees to serve as the Chancellor of the California State University; a representative of the alumni associations of the state university, selected for a two-year term by the alumni council, California State University, which representative shall not be an employee of the California State University during the two-year term; and 16 appointive members appointed by the Governor and subject to confirmation by two-thirds of the membership of the Senate.

(b)(1)Two students from the California State University, who shall have at least sophomore year standing at the institutions they attend, and who remain in good standing as students during their respective terms, shall also be appointed by the Governor to serve on the board for two-year terms.

(2)In selecting students as members of the board, the Governor shall appoint the students from lists of names of at least two, but not more than five, persons furnished by the governing board of any statewide student organization that represents the students of the California State University and the student body organizations of the campuses of the California State University. An appointment to fill a vacancy of a student member shall be effective only for the remainder of the term of the student member’s office that became vacated.

(3)The term of office of one student member of the board shall commence on July 1 of an even-numbered year and expire on June 30 two years thereafter. The term of office of the other student member of the board shall commence on July 1 of an odd-numbered year and expire on June 30 two years thereafter. Notwithstanding paragraph (1), a student member who graduates from his or her college or university on or after January 1 of the second year of his or her term of office may serve the remainder of the term.

(4)A student member shall have his or her tuition fee waived for the duration of his or her term of office.

(c)(1)Two faculty members from the California State University, who shall be tenured at the respective California State University campus at which they teach, shall also be appointed by the Governor to serve on the board for a two-year term. In the selection of faculty members as members of the board, the Governor shall appoint the faculty members from a list of names of at least two, but not more than five, persons furnished by the Academic Senate of the California State University.

(2)The faculty members of the board appointed by the Governor pursuant to this subdivision shall not participate on any subcommittee of the board responsible for collective bargaining negotiations.

(3)The two-year term of office of a faculty member of the board shall commence on July 1, and, if the Governor has not appointed a successor to that faculty member under paragraph (1), the faculty member may remain in office after the term expires for one additional year, or until a successor is appointed by the Governor, whichever occurs first.