Bill Text: IA SF2361 | 2017-2018 | 87th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: A bill for an act relating to academic programs of regents institutions. (Formerly SF 2191.)

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (? 1-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2018-03-12 - Fiscal note. [SF2361 Detail]

Download: Iowa-2017-SF2361-Introduced.html

Senate File 2361 - Introduced




                                 SENATE FILE       
                                 BY  COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

                                 (SUCCESSOR TO SF 2191)

                                      A BILL FOR

  1 An Act relating to academic programs of regents institutions.
  2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:
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  1  1    Section 1.  Section 262.9, Code 2018, is amended by adding
  1  2 the following new subsections:
  1  3    NEW SUBSECTION.  39.  Require that undergraduate students
  1  4 enrolled in an institution of higher education governed by the
  1  5 board who will graduate on or after July 1, 2019, complete
  1  6 a one=credit=hour financial literacy course offered by the
  1  7 institution prior to graduation.
  1  8    NEW SUBSECTION.  40.  Develop and implement a policy
  1  9 to provide to each undergraduate student enrolled at an
  1 10 institution of higher education governed by the board who
  1 11 has formally declared an intention to pursue a degree from a
  1 12 baccalaureate degree program a report on the employment rate
  1 13 in the student's field of study one year after graduation,
  1 14 percentage of graduates of the institution who completed the
  1 15 program and entered a postgraduate degree program within one
  1 16 year of graduation, average starting salary, and average
  1 17 student debt upon graduation of graduates of the institution
  1 18 who completed the program. The report shall be provided on an
  1 19 annual basis and shall be based upon the most recent available
  1 20 data.
  1 21    NEW SUBSECTION.  41.  By July 1, 2019, develop and implement
  1 22 a policy requiring each institution of higher education under
  1 23 its control to provide students enrolled in baccalaureate
  1 24 degree programs with information necessary to facilitate the
  1 25 ability of such students to complete such programs in three
  1 26 academic years.
  1 27                           EXPLANATION
  1 28 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with
  1 29 the explanation's substance by the members of the general assembly.
  1 30    This bill directs institutions of higher education governed
  1 31 by the state board of regents to require that enrolled
  1 32 students who will graduate on or after July 1, 2019, complete
  1 33 a one=credit=hour financial literacy course offered by the
  1 34 institution prior to graduation.
  1 35    The bill directs regents institutions to develop and
  2  1 implement a policy to provide to each enrolled student who
  2  2 has formally declared an intention to pursue a program of
  2  3 study a report on an annual basis. The report shall contain
  2  4 the employment rate in the student's field of study one year
  2  5 after graduation, percentage of graduates of the institution
  2  6 who completed the program and entered a postgraduate degree
  2  7 program within one year of graduation, average starting salary,
  2  8 and average student debt upon graduation of graduates of the
  2  9 institution or community college who completed the program.
  2 10    The bill directs the state board of regents to develop and
  2 11 implement a policy by July 1, 2019, requiring each institution
  2 12 of higher education under its control to provide students
  2 13 enrolled in baccalaureate degree programs with information
  2 14 necessary to facilitate the ability of such students to
  2 15 complete such programs in three academic years.
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