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This document includes Senate 3rd Reading Floor Amendments incorporated into the bill on Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 11:01 AM by khelgesen. -->             


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Senate 3rd Reading Amendments 1-27-2012 kh/aos
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GUBERNATORIAL AUTHORITY OVER HIGHER EDUCATION

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OFFICIALS

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2012 GENERAL SESSION

             4     
STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Stuart C. Reid

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House Sponsor: Bill Wright

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             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill modifies the hiring and termination process for the commissioner of higher
             11      education and president of the Utah College of Applied Technology.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    requires the State Board of Regents to receive approval from the governor and
             15      obtain consent of the Senate when hiring a commissioner of higher education;
             16          .    permits the governor, S. [ in ] after .S consultation with the State Board of Regents, to
             16a      terminate a
             17      commissioner of higher education;
             18          .    requires the Utah College of Applied Technology Board of Trustees to receive
             19      approval from the governor and obtain consent of the Senate when hiring a
             20      president of the Utah College of Applied Technology;
             21          .    permits the governor, S. [ in ] after .S consultation with the Utah College of Applied
             21a      Technology
             22      Board of Trustees, to terminate a president of the Utah College of Applied
             23      Technology; and
             24          .    makes technical amendments.
             25      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             26          None
             27      Other Special Clauses:



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         None
             29      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             30      AMENDS:
             31          53B-1-105, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1987, Chapter 167
             32          53B-2a-102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 346
             33     

             34      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             35          Section 1. Section 53B-1-105 is amended to read:
             36           53B-1-105. Appointment of commissioner of higher education -- Qualifications --
             37      Duties.
             38          (1) (a) The board [appoints], upon approval from the governor and with the consent of
             39      the Senate for each appointee nominated on or after May 8, 2012, shall appoint a commissioner
             40      of higher education to serve at its pleasure as its chief executive officer.
             41          (b) The commissioner may be terminated by:
             42          (i) the board; or
             43          (ii) the governor, S. [ in ] after .S consultation with the board.
             44          (c) The board [sets] shall:
             45          (i) set the salary of the commissioner [and prescribes the commissioner's];
             46          (ii) prescribe the duties and functions[. The commissioner is selected] of the
             47      commissioner; and
             48          (iii) select a commissioner on the basis of outstanding professional qualifications.
             49          (2) The commissioner is responsible to the board to:
             50          (a) [insure] ensure that [its] the policies and programs of the board are properly
             51      executed;
             52          (b) furnish information about the state system of higher education and make
             53      recommendations regarding that information to the board;
             54          (c) provide state-level leadership in [all activities] any activity affecting [institutions]
             55      an institution in the state system of higher education; and
             56          (d) perform other duties assigned by the board in carrying out its duties and
             57      responsibilities.
             58          Section 2. Section 53B-2a-102 is amended to read:



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          53B-2a-102. President -- Appointment -- Duties.
             60          (1) (a) The board of trustees, upon approval from the governor and with the consent of
             61      the Senate for each appointee nominated on or after May 8, 2012, shall appoint a president for
             62      the Utah College of Applied Technology.
             63          (b) The president of the Utah College of Applied Technology does not need to have a
             64      doctorate degree, but shall have extensive experience in career and technical education.
             65          (c) The president shall serve at the board of trustees' discretion[.] and may be
             66      terminated by:
             67          (i) the board of trustees; or
             68          (ii) the governor, S. [ in ] after .S consultation with the board of trustees.
             69          (d) The [names] name of [the] each final [candidates] candidate for president of the
             70      Utah College of Applied Technology shall be publicly disclosed.
             71          (2) The president shall:
             72          (a) direct the Utah College of Applied Technology and coordinate the activities of each
             73      of its college campuses;
             74          (b) in consultation with the board of trustees, campus presidents, and campus boards of
             75      directors, prepare a comprehensive strategic plan for delivering career and technical education
             76      through the Utah College of Applied Technology college campuses;
             77          (c) after consulting with school districts, charter schools, and other higher education
             78      institutions in the regions, ensure that the curricula of the Utah College of Applied Technology
             79      meet the needs of the state, the regions, the school districts, and charter schools;
             80          (d) in consultation with the board of trustees, campus presidents, and campus boards of
             81      directors, and after consulting with school districts, charter schools, and other higher education
             82      institutions in the region, develop strategies for providing career and technical education in
             83      rural areas, specifically considering the distances between rural career and technical education
             84      providers;
             85          (e) establish minimum standards for career and technical education programs of the
             86      Utah College of Applied Technology college campuses;
             87          (f) in conjunction with the board of trustees[, do the following]:
             88          (i) develop and implement a system of common definitions, standards, and criteria for
             89      tracking and measuring the effectiveness of career and technical education;



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         (ii) maintain a central administration office for coordination, prioritization, support,
             91      and reporting of college functions dealing with:
             92          (A) budgets and audits;
             93          (B) facilities, including capital, capital development, and leases;
             94          (C) management information systems;
             95          (D) campus and college master planning efforts;
             96          (E) strategic planning;
             97          (F) articulation with institutions of higher education and public education;
             98          (G) legislative, State System of Public Education, State System of Higher Education,
             99      and Board of Regents contact;
             100          (H) general data collection; and
             101          (I) programs, certificates, and curriculum; and
             102          (iii) develop and implement a plan to inform citizens about the availability, cost, and
             103      advantages of career and technical education;
             104          (g) after consulting with the State Board of Education, school districts, and charter
             105      schools, ensure that secondary students in the public education system have access to career
             106      and technical education through the Utah College of Applied Technology college campuses;
             107          (h) in conjunction with the board of trustees, establish benchmarks, provide oversight,
             108      evaluate program performance, and obtain independent audits to ensure that college campuses
             109      follow the non-credit career and technical education mission described in this part; and
             110          (i) with the approval of the board of trustees, appoint each campus [presidents]
             111      president in accordance with Section 53B-2a-107 and [set their compensation] annually set the
             112      compensation of each campus president.





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