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College Credit For Work Experience

Concerning a statewide plan for awarding college credit for work-related experience.
2020 Regular Session
Higher Education
Bill Summary

Making Higher Education Attainable Interim Study Committee. The bill requires an existing council charged with looking at general education courses (council) the department of higher education (department) to conduct a study concerning awarding academic credit for prior learning within all state institutions of higher education (institutions).

An existing council charged with examining general education courses (council) shall to implement a plan for determining and awarding academic credit for postsecondary education based on work-related experience. The plan must not be created, adopted, or implemented unless sufficient money is available from gifts, grants, or donations to cover the costs of creating, adopting, and implementing a plan.

Furthermore, state institutions of higher education (institutions) are required to evaluate student learning from work-related experience and award appropriate academic credit for the experience. Also , Beginning in the 2022-23 academic year, unless a plan is implemented prior to then, institutions shall accept and transfer academic credit awarded for work-related experience as courses with guaranteed-transfer designation, unless the council creates a plan concerning awarding and transferring academic credit for work-related experience for courses with guaranteed-transfer designation designation or part of a statewide degree transfer agreement.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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