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Senate Bill No. 605

Public Act No. 05-4

AN ACT CONCERNING THE AWARDING OF EDUCATION DOCTORAL DEGREES BY THE CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 10a-149 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2005):

In addition to other powers granted in the general statutes, authority and responsibility for the operation of the state's public institutions of higher education shall be vested in (1) the Board of Trustees of The University of Connecticut which shall have exclusive responsibility for programs leading to doctoral degrees and postbaccalaureate professional degrees, with the exception of education doctoral degree programs, (2) the Board of Trustees of the Connecticut State University System which shall have special responsibility for the preparation of personnel for the public schools of the state including master's degree programs, education doctoral degree programs and other graduate study in education, and authority for providing liberal arts and career programs at the bachelors, masters and sixth year level, (3) the Board of Trustees of the Community-Technical Colleges which shall have responsibility for providing programs, as enumerated in section 10a-80, leading, where appropriate, to an associate degree or occupational certificate and programs leading to the degree of associate in applied science and such other appropriate degrees or certificates as are approved by the Board of Governors of Higher Education and for such terminal vocational retraining and continuing education programs leading to occupational certificates as are appropriate, and (4) the Board for State Academic Awards which shall have responsibility for the award of external degrees and credits earned by examination and by other forms of validation and by evaluation of learning, including transfer of credit; provided the authority of the Boards of Trustees of The University of Connecticut, the Connecticut State University System and the Community-Technical Colleges to award degrees of the respective institutions shall not be affected.

Approved April 1, 2005