Bill Status of HB3758 103rd General Assembly
Short Description: BD HIGH ED- COLLAB BACC DEG
Rep. Katie Stuart
|Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Board of Higher Education Act. Provides that the Board of Higher Education shall, in consultation with the Illinois Community College Board, create a standardized electronic form through which a community college district may document student demand or workforce needs for a specific baccalaureate degree completion program and may demonstrate that the demand or needs are currently unmet or that there is insufficient access to such a program for students in the district. Provides that the form must be completed by the requesting community college district and must be submitted to the Illinois Community College Board for initial review. Provides that if the Illinois Community College Board concurs with the community college district that unmet demand or needs exist in the district, the Illinois Community College Board must forward the form to the Board and if the Illinois Community College Board does not concur with the community college district, the district may appeal the decision directly to the Board. Provides that if the Board determines that unmet student demand or welfare need exist, the Board shall communicate a request for partnership notification to all universities, and allows a university to respond to the request for a partnership; defines "university" and specifies the procedures for a request for partnership. Requires the Board and the Illinois Community College Board to jointly adopt rules.