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Full Text of SB0313  95th General Assembly



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1     AN ACT concerning education.
2     Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
4     Section 5. The Board of Higher Education Act is amended by
5 changing Section 9.07 as follows:
6     (110 ILCS 205/9.07)  (from Ch. 144, par. 189.07)
7     Sec. 9.07. Admission standards.
8     (a) Subject to the provisions of subsection (b), to
9 establish minimum admission standards for public community
10 colleges, colleges and state universities. However,
11 notwithstanding any other provision of this Section or any
12 other law of this State, the minimum admission standards
13 established by the Board shall not directly or indirectly
14 authorize or require a State college or university to
15 discriminate in the admissions process against an applicant for
16 admission because of the applicant's enrollment in a charter
17 school established under Article 27A of the School Code.
18 Admission standards for out-of-state students may be higher
19 than for Illinois residents.
20     (b) Implementation of the new statewide minimum admission
21 requirements and standards for public colleges and
22 universities in Illinois established and announced by the Board
23 in December, 1985 shall be deferred as provided in this



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1 subsection. The Board shall not attempt to implement or
2 otherwise effect adoption and establishment of those minimum
3 admission requirements and standards in any public community
4 college, college or State university prior to the fall of 1993,
5 and no public community college, college or State university
6 shall be under any duty or obligation to implement, establish
7 or otherwise apply those minimum admission requirements and
8 standards to any entering freshmen prior to the fall of 1993.
9 The Board of Higher Education shall provide the State
10 Superintendent of Education, on or before January 1, 1990,
11 descriptions of course content, and such other criteria as are
12 necessary to determine and certify whether all school districts
13 maintaining grades 9-12 are offering courses which satisfy the
14 minimum admission requirements and standards established and
15 announced by the Board. In addition, there shall be established
16 a 9 member committee composed of 3 members selected by the
17 Board of Higher Education, 3 members selected by the State
18 Superintendent of Education and 3 members selected by the
19 President of the Illinois Vocational Association. The
20 committee shall be appointed within 30 days after the effective
21 date of this amendatory Act. It shall be the duty and
22 responsibility of the committee to identify and develop courses
23 and curricula in the vocational education area which meet the
24 minimum admission requirements and standards to be established
25 and implemented under this Section. The first meeting of the
26 committee shall be called by the Executive Director of the



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1 Board of Higher Education within 10 days after the committee is
2 appointed. At its first meeting the committee shall organize
3 and elect a chairperson. The committee's report shall be
4 prepared and submitted by the committee to the Board of Higher
5 Education, the Illinois State Board of Education and the
6 General Assembly by April 1, 1989.
7     (c) By March 1, 1980, the Boards shall develop guidelines
8 which: (1) place the emphasis on postsecondary remedial
9 programs at Public Community Colleges and (2) reduces the role
10 of the state universities in offering remedial programs. By
11 June 30, 1981, the Board shall report to the General Assembly
12 the progress made toward this transition in the emphasis on
13 remedial programs at the postsecondary level and any
14 legislative action that it deems appropriate. Under the
15 guidelines, if a State university determines that a student
16 needs remedial coursework, then the university must require
17 that the student complete the remedial coursework before
18 pursuing his or her major course of study.
19 (Source: P.A. 89-450, eff. 4-10-96.)
20     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
21 becoming law.