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7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This concurrent resolution of the Legislature and Governor requests a review of and
10 report on higher education remedial programs.
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This resolution:
13 . requests the commissioner of higher education to review and evaluate all remedial
14 programs and prepare an updated cost of these services;
15 . requests the Utah System of Higher Education, in collaboration with the State Board
16 of Education, to better articulate the K-12 requirements of higher education
18 . requests the Utah System of Higher Education to identify and implement more
19 cost-efficient remedial programs; and
20 . requests the commissioner of higher education to submit a report to the Education
21 Interim Committee.
22 Special Clauses:
25 Be it resolved by the Legislature of the state of Utah, the Governor concurring therein:
26 WHEREAS, there are significant numbers of students who desire to attend college but
27 who do not qualify academically for regular admission;
28 WHEREAS, these students require remedial courses or other forms of remediation
29 services to be successful in a higher education program;
30 WHEREAS, these remediation programs may duplicate state funded programs and
31 services offered in the K-12 public education system and in other education programs such as
32 community education and adult education; and
33 WHEREAS, the Legislature and the Utah System of Higher Education desire to help
34 students succeed in higher education with as efficient a system of remedial programs as
36 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Legislature of the State of Utah, the
37 Governor concurring therein, urges and requests the commissioner of higher education to
38 review and evaluate all remedial programs and services and prepare an updated cost of these
40 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Utah System of Higher Education is requested
41 to prepare plans, in collaboration with the Board of Education, to better articulate the K-12
42 graduate, entrance, and completion requirements of higher education institutions.
43 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Utah System of Higher Education is requested
44 to identify and implement new methods of providing remedial programs that are cost efficient
45 and in some instances completely self-sustaining based on student fees and tuition, thereby
46 reducing costs over time to both students and the state wherever possible H AND REDIRECTING
46a SAVINGS TO OTHER INSTITUTIONAL PRIORITIES h .
47 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Utah System of Higher Education is requested
48 to determine the remediation options and the respective costs for students to prepare those
49 students for success in a higher education program of their choosing, with such options
50 provided to them at the time of their initial assessment and evaluation prior to formal
51 admission to a higher education institution.
52 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the commissioner of higher education is requested
53 to submit a report on the progress or completion of the tasks outlined in this resolution to the
54 Education Interim Committee prior to November 1, 2004.
Legislative Review Note
as of 2-10-04 11:16 AM
A limited legal review of this legislation raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.