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First Substitute S.B. 284
7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill makes changes to the concurrent enrollment program and its funding.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 . authorizes institutions of higher education to charge partial tuition for certain higher
13 education courses offered in public schools through concurrent enrollment;
14 . requires that concurrent enrollment courses:
15 . be introductory-level courses at higher education institutions; and
16 . with exceptions, be offered through the higher education institution in the
17 appropriate geographical service region;
18 . requires the State Board of Regents to develop certain technology-intensive
19 concurrent enrollment courses;
20 . establishes reporting requirements; and
21 . makes technical and conforming changes.
22 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
24 Other Special Clauses:
26 Utah Code Sections Affected:
28 53A-15-101, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 301
30 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
31 Section 1. Section 53A-15-101 is amended to read:
32 53A-15-101. Higher education courses in the public schools -- Cooperation
33 between public and higher education -- Partial tuition -- Reporting.
34 (1) The State Board of Education in collaboration with the State Board of Regents shall
36 (a) a curriculum program and delivery system which allows students the option to
37 complete high school graduation requirements and prepares them to meet college admission
38 requirements at the conclusion of the eleventh grade, but does not preclude a student involved
39 in accelerated learning programs from graduating at an earlier time;
40 (b) a program of selected college credit courses in general and career and technical
41 education [
42 resources allow, through concurrent enrollment with one or more of the state's institutions of
43 higher education;
44 (c) a course of study for a student who decides to continue on through the twelfth grade
45 that would allow the student to take courses necessary to graduate from high school, and at the
46 student's option, to become better prepared for the world of work, or complete selected college
47 level courses corresponding to the first and second year of course work at a university, college,
48 or community college in the state system of higher education; and
49 (d) a program for advanced placement which permits students to earn high school
50 credits while qualifying to take advanced placement examinations for college credit.
51 (2) The delivery system and curriculum program shall be designed and implemented to
52 take full advantage of the most current available educational technology.
53 (3) The State Board of Regents shall adopt rules to ensure the following:
54 (a) early high school graduates who are academically prepared and meet college
55 admission requirements may be enrolled in one of the state's institutions of higher education;
56 (b) college credit courses are taught in high school concurrent enrollment [
58 following conditions:
59 (i) to ensure that students are prepared for college level work, an appropriate
60 assessment is given:
61 (A) prior to participation in mathematics and English courses; and
62 (B) in meeting prerequisites previously established for the same campus-based course
63 by the sponsoring institution;
64 (ii) public school educators in concurrent enrollment programs must first be approved
65 as adjunct faculty and supervised by a state institution of higher education;
66 (iii) teaching is done through live classroom instruction or telecommunications;
67 (iv) collaboration among institutions to provide opportunities for general education and
68 high demand career and technical education concurrent enrollment courses to be offered
69 statewide, including via technology;
70 (v) course content, procedures, and teaching materials in concurrent enrollment
71 programs are approved by the appropriate department or program at an institution of higher
72 education in order to ensure quality and comparability with courses offered on college and
73 university campuses;
74 (vi) concurrent enrollment may not include high school courses that are typically
75 offered in grades 9 or 10, except as provided under Subsection (3)[
76 (vii) students may only be charged fees or partial tuition in accordance with
77 Subsections (9)(c) and (10); and
79 high school; and
80 (c) college credits obtained under this section shall be accepted for transfer of credit
81 purposes as if they had been obtained at any public institution of higher education within the
82 state system.
83 (4) (a) Concurrent enrollment courses shall be introductory-level general education,
84 career and technical education, or pre-major college-level courses at a state institution of higher
85 education leading toward a certificate or degree.
86 (b) The State Board of Regents shall develop technology-intensive concurrent
87 enrollment courses, designed as:
88 (i) hybrid courses, having a blend of different learning activities available both in
89 classrooms and online; or
90 (ii) courses delivered exclusively online.
91 (c) The courses described in Subsection (4)(b) shall facilitate articulation, transfer of
92 credit, and when possible, use open source materials available to all state institutions of higher
93 education in order to reduce costs.
94 (5) Except as provided in Subsection (6)(b), concurrent enrollment courses may be
95 offered to high school students only by the state institution of higher education in the
96 corresponding geographic service region, as designated by the State Board of Regents.
97 (6) (a) A local school board or charter school governing board shall contact the state
98 institution of higher education in the corresponding geographical service region to provide a
99 concurrent enrollment course, and the higher education institution shall respond to the request
100 within 60 days after the day on which the board contacts the institution on whether the
101 institution chooses to offer the requested course.
102 (b) (i) If the state institution of higher education in the corresponding service region
103 chooses not to offer the concurrent enrollment course, another state institution of higher
104 education may offer the concurrent enrollment course.
105 (ii) Courses delivered through technology are not subject to the corresponding
106 geographic service region requirement in Subsection (5).
108 value as when taught on a college or university campus and apply toward graduation on the
109 same basis as courses taught at an institution of higher education to which the credits are
112 the option of accelerating their educational program and graduating at the conclusion of the
113 eleventh grade.
115 close cooperation in developing, implementing, and evaluating the program established under
116 this section, including working together to effectively advise high school students on
117 registering for concurrent enrollment courses, as described in Section 53B-1-109 .
118 (b) (i) Each high school shall receive its proportional share of concurrent enrollment
119 money appropriated or allocated pursuant to Section 53A-17a-120.5 based upon the hours of
120 higher education course work undertaken by students at the school under Subsections (1)(b)
121 and (1)(c) as compared to the state total.
122 (ii) School districts shall contract with institutions of higher education to provide the
123 higher education services required under this section.
125 this program, except that each institution within the state's higher education system may
127 (i) a one-time per student per institution admissions application fee for concurrent
128 enrollment course credit offered by the institution[
129 (ii) except as provided in Subsection (10), partial tuition of up to $30 per credit hour
130 for each concurrent enrollment course for which the student receives college credit, paid
131 directly to the institution of higher education that offers the credit.
133 general admissions application fee requirement for a full-time or part-time student at an
134 institution so that no additional admissions application fee may be charged by the institution.
135 (e) A secondary student may participate in a concurrent enrollment course and not pay
136 the partial tuition described in Subsection (9)(c)(ii) if the secondary student elects not to
137 receive credit from an institution of higher education.
138 (10) (a) A state institution of higher education may not charge tuition to a high school
139 concurrent enrollment student for:
140 (i) a technology-intensive concurrent enrollment course described in Subsection (4)(b);
142 (ii) a gateway career and technology education course, as defined by the State Board of
144 (b) A state institution of higher education may only charge a concurrent enrollment
145 student who qualifies for free or reduced price school lunch partial tuition of up to $5 per credit
146 hour for each concurrent enrollment course for which the student receives college credit.
147 (c) If a concurrent enrollment course is taught by a public school educator in a public
148 school facility, a state institution of higher education may only charge up to $10 per credit hour
149 for the concurrent enrollment course for which the student receives college credit.
150 (d) If a high school student enrolls in multiple concurrent enrollment courses at an
151 institution, the institution shall discount the partial tuition of each subsequent course the
152 student takes after the student pays the full amount for the first course.
153 (e) The State Board of Regents shall determine how an institution discounts tuition for
154 multiple courses as required in Subsection (10)(d).
155 (11) The State Board of Regents shall annually report to the Legislature's Higher
156 Education Appropriations Subcommittee on any partial tuition charged pursuant to Subsection
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