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Substitute Senate Bill No. 1318

Special Act No. 07-7


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

Section 1. (Effective July 1, 2007) The Department of Higher Education, in consultation with the constituent units of the state system of higher education, shall review the status and content of public institution of higher education system transfer and articulation agreements. Such review shall consider: (1) The sufficiency of the agreements, including any agreements modified or made on or after July 1, 2007, (A) to ensure appropriate credit transfer against degree requirements within each constituent unit, and (B) to ensure appropriate credit transfer against degree requirements across the constituents units and identify any disparities between the transfer of credits from the same or similar program from different colleges or universities of a constituent unit to a college or university of the same or of another constituent unit, (2) (A) the status or completion of common course numbering within the community-technical college system, and (B) a plan to implement common course numbering within the Connecticut State University system, and (3) placement test scores for the community-technical college system and the Connecticut State University system that establish specific proficiency levels for all matriculated students entering college level courses. Not later than January 1, 2008, the Commissioner of Higher Education shall report the findings of the review to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to higher education and workforce advancement in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes.

Approved June 11, 2007