AB 386, as amended, Levine. Public postsecondary education: cross-enrollment: online education at California State University.
Existing law establishes the California State University, under the administration of the Trustees of the California State University, the California Community Colleges, under the administration of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, and the University of California, under the administration of the Regents of the University of California, as the 3 segments of public postsecondary education in this state. Existing law authorizes any student enrolled in any campus of any of these 3 respective segments who meets prescribed requirements to enroll without formal admission or payment of additional fees, except as provided, in a maximum of one course per academic term at a campus of either of the other segments on a space-available basis at the discretion of the appropriate campus authorities on both campuses.
This bill would
express legislative intent that students enrolled at a California State University be provided an opportunity to enroll in online courses
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payment of additional tuition or fees, except as provided, in a course provided entirely online, as defined, by another campus of the California State University on a space-available basis.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
It is the intent of the Legislature:
3 students enrolled at a California State Universitycampus
4shall be provided the opportunity to enroll in online courses
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6in online courses at a campus other than their home campus shall
7be provided a
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8for credit at the home campus.
9(b) That the 23 campuses of the California State University
10system coordinate their online course offerings in order to provide
11students improved access to coursework and the opportunity to
12accelerate their degree completion.
13(c) To foster greater coordination among all segments of higher
14education in the state, in order to improve student outcomes.
15(d) That, in addition to intrasystem coordination, the segments
16of higher education shall take all steps possible to improve
17coordination within their respective segments.
18(e) That the segments of higher education appropriately
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19resources available to themend delete
20accomplish the above-stated goals.
21(f) That the segments of higher education appropriately use
22existing online education resources to accomplish the above-stated
Chapter 9.6 (commencing with Section 66760) is added
25to Part 40 of Division 5 of Title 3 of the Education Code, to read:
For the purposes of this chapter, the following
6(a) “Course provided entirely online” means a course where
7100 percent of the work necessary for completion of the course
8can be performed remotely.
13 “Home campus” means the California State University
14campus at which the student is matriculated.
16 “Host campus” means the campus to which the student seeks
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21requirements of Section 66761 may enroll, without formal
22admission, and without payment of additional tuition or fees, except
23as provided in Section 66761.5, in a course provided entirely online
24by another campus of the California State University on a
A student is qualified to participate in the program
30established by this chapter if he or she is enrolled
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33(a) The student has attained a grade point average of 2.0 on a
344-point scale for work completed.
35(b) The student has paid appropriate tuition or fees, or both,
36required by the home campus for the
37academic term in which the student seeks to cross-enroll.
38(c) The student has no outstanding tuition or fees to be paid at
39the home campus.
The host campus may charge participating students
2an administration fee, not to exceed
3an amount sufficient for the campus to recover administrative costs
4it incurs pursuant to this chapter.
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8the requirements of Section 66761 may do both of the following:
9(a) Be informed of the opportunity to access courses provided
10entirely online by another campus of the California State
12(b) Simultaneously enroll in courses at their home campus and
13enroll in courses provided entirely online at another campus of the
14California State University, as provided for in Section 66762.5.
begin deleteStudents of the California State University end deleteshall have priority access to
17 courses provided at
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18University students, meetingend delete
19requirements of Section 66761,
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20courses provided entirely online by another
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28(a) The students at the host campus, to which the student is
29seeking to enroll in a course provided entirely online, have had a
30period of not less than five days to enroll in a course provided
32(b) After a period of five days has passed, the host campus
33providing the class entirely online has not met or exceeded capacity
34with matriculated students from that campus.
A course provided entirely online pursuant to this
36chapter shall be accepted for credit at the student’s home campus
37on the same basis as it would be for a student matriculated at the
The enrollment of a student at a host campus pursuant
40to this chapter may be counted in the calculation of headcount or
P5 1full-time equivalent student enrollment at the host campus. The
2home campus and the host campus at which the student is
3cross-enrolled may count in the calculation of headcount or
4full-time equivalent student enrollment only those units for which
5the student is enrolled at each respective campus.