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Higher Education for Virginia, State Council of; course credit for dual enrollment, strategies.

Requires the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, in consultation with each public institution of higher education and in collaboration with the Department of Education, to include in its policy for granting undergraduate course credit to any entering student who has successfully completed a dual enrollment course strategies for public high schools and institutions of higher education to enhance dual enrollment opportunities for students.

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12/27/2019 House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101193D Open

            

2020 SESSION

    20101193D
    HOUSE BILL NO. 195
    Offered January 8, 2020
    Prefiled December 27, 2019
    A BILL to amend and reenact � 23.1-905.1 of the Code of Virginia, relating to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia; course credit for dual enrollment; strategies for enhancing opportunities.
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    Patrons-- Orrock; Senator: Chase
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    Referred to Committee on Education
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    Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

    1. That � 23.1-905.1 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

    23.1-905.1. Course credit; dual enrollment courses.

    A. The Council, in consultation with each public institution of higher education, shall establish a policy for granting undergraduate course credit to any entering student who has successfully completed a dual enrollment course. The policy shall:

    1. Outline the conditions necessary for each public institution of higher education to grant course credit for the successful completion of a dual enrollment course;

    2. Identify whether each dual enrollment course offered in the Commonwealth is transferrable to a public institution of higher education as (i) a Uniform Certificate of General Studies Program or Passport Program course credit, (ii) a general elective course credit, or (iii) a course credit meeting other academic requirements of a public institution of higher education, or if such course is not likely to transfer for course credit. The policy shall also require that each school division and comprehensive community college offering a dual enrollment course clearly specify such transfer information on any website, literature, or other materials describing or advertising the course;

    3. Require each public institution of higher education offering a dual enrollment course to identify the equivalent non-dual enrollment course;

    4. Ensure that the grant of course credit is consistent across each public institution of higher education and each such dual enrollment course; and

    5. Require that the following information be made available on the online portal maintained by the System pursuant to subsection C of � 23.1-908: (i) a description of each dual enrollment course offered in the Commonwealth; (ii) the specific academic, career, or technical programs in the System that will accept the course credit and which specific comprehensive community colleges offer such programs; and (iii) if available, the pathway maps in which the dual enrollment course is included; and

    6. Include strategies for public high schools and institutions of higher education to enhance dual enrollment opportunities for students.

    B. The Council and each public institution of higher education shall make the policy available to the public on their websites. The Council shall also forward the policy to the System for inclusion in the online portal maintained by the System pursuant to � 23.1-908.

    C. The Council shall annually report to the House Committee on Education and the Senate Committee on Education and Health on the implementation of the course credit policy by each public institution of higher education.

    2. That the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia shall collaborate with the Department of Education to implement the provisions of this act.

    Picture Name From Date Type
    Amanda F. Chase R-Richmond Cosponsor
    Date Branch Action
    01/21/2020 House House: Assigned Education sub: Post-Secondary and Higher Ed
    12/27/2019 House House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101193D
    12/27/2019 House House: Referred to Committee on Education
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    Requires the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, in consultation with each public institution of higher education and in collaboration with the Department of Education, to include in its policy for granting undergraduate course credit to any entering student who has successfully completed a dual enrollment course strategies for public high schools and institutions of higher education to enhance dual enrollment opportunities for students.
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    That the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia shall collaborate with the Department of Education to implement the provisions of this act

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    1 of the Code of Virginia, relating to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia; course credit for dual enrollment; strategies for enhancing opportunities


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