Amended in Assembly May 28, 2015

Amended in Assembly April 13, 2015

California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 1016


Introduced by Assembly Member Santiago

February 26, 2015


An act to add Section 66749.5 to the Education Code, relating to public postsecondary education.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

AB 1016, as amended, Santiago. Public postsecondary education: Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act.

Existing law establishes the California Community Colleges and the California State University as 2 of the segments of public postsecondary education in this state. Existing law, the Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act, encourages community colleges to facilitate the acceptance of credits earned at other community colleges toward the associate degree for transfer. The act requires the California State University to guarantee admission with junior status to a community college student who meets the requirements for the associate degree for transfer, and provides that admission to the California State University under these provisions does not guarantee admission for specific majors or campuses.

This bill would require the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges to report to the Legislature, on or before March 1, 2016, the status of each community college’s compliance with the act’s provisions related to creating associate degrees for transfer. To the extent this reporting requirement would place additional requirements on community college districts, it would impose a state-mandated local program.

This bill would require the California State University to submit 2 reports to the Legislature on campus acceptance of transfer model curricula by concentration, on or before March 1, 2016, and on or before March 1, 2017, respectively. The bill would require the California State University, commencingbegin delete Novemberend deletebegin insert Decemberend insert 1,begin delete 2018,end deletebegin insert 2016,end insert to annually post, untilbegin delete October 31, 2023,end deletebegin insert November 30, 2021,end insert publicly availablebegin delete data on the extent to which the California State University admitted associate degree transfer students to the students’ first choice campus and to a program that is similar to their transfer degree, and to post data concerning associate degree transfer student outcomes, as specified.end deletebegin insert data, including, among other data, the number of students with an associate degree for transfer who applied to a campus of the California State University and were redirected to another campus than that indicated in the application, and the proportion of students with an associate degree for transfer who graduate from the California State University, as specified.end insert

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to these statutory provisions.

Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: yes.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

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SECTION 1.  

Section 66749.5 is added to the Education Code,
2to read:

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66749.5.  

(a) The Office of the Chancellor of the California
4Community Colleges shall report to the Legislature on or before
5March 1, 2016, the status of each community college’s compliance
6with the provisions of this article related to creating associate
7degrees for transfer.

8(b) The California State University shall submit two reports to
9the Legislature on campus acceptance of transfer model curricula
P3    1by concentration, on or before March 1, 2016, and on or before
2March 1, 2017, respectively.

3(c) (1) The California State University shall annually,
4commencingbegin delete Novemberend deletebegin insert Decemberend insert 1,begin delete 2018,end deletebegin insert 2016,end insert post publicly
5available data onbegin delete bothend deletebegin insert allend insert of the following:

6(A) Thebegin delete extent to which the California State University admitted
7associate degree transfer students to the students’ first choice
8campus and to a program that is similar to their transfer degree.end delete

9begin insert number of students admitted with an associate degree for transfer.end insert

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10(B) (i) Associate degree transfer student outcomes, including
11all of the following data:

end delete
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12(I) The number of transferable California community college
13units taken before the start of a student’s first semester at the
14California State University.

end delete
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15(II) The number of units taken as a fully matriculated California
16State University student.

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17(III)

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18begin insert(B)end insert The proportion of studentsbegin insert with an associate degree for
19transferend insert
who graduate from the California State University within
20two or three years.

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21(ii) The data made publicly available pursuant to clause (i) shall
22distinguish between students admitted pursuant to subparagraph
23(A) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 66747 and
24students admitted pursuant to subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1)
25of subdivision (a) of Section 66747.

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26(C) The number of students with an associate degree for transfer
27who applied to a campus of the California State University and
28were redirected to another campus than that indicated in the
29application.

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30(D) The number of students described in subparagraph (C) who
31ultimately enrolled at a California State University campus.

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32(2) This subdivision shall become inoperative onbegin delete October 31,
332023.end delete
begin insert November 30, 2021.end insert

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34(d) The first annual posting of data pursuant to subdivision (c)
35on November 1, 2018, shall include data on students entering Fall
362014 to Fall 2016, inclusive. Each annual posting thereafter shall
37include data only on students entering the prior school year.

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38(e)

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39begin insert(d)end insert (1) The requirements for submitting reports on or before
40March 1, 2016, imposed under subdivisions (a) and (b) are
P4    1inoperative on March 1, 2020, and the requirement for submitting
2a report on or before March 1, 2017, imposed under subdivision
3(b) is inoperative on March 1, 2021, pursuant to Section 10231.5
4of the Government Code.

5(2) Reports to be submitted pursuant to subdivisions (a) and (b)
6shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the
7Government Code.

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SEC. 2.  

If the Commission on State Mandates determines that
9this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to
10local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made
11pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division
124 of Title 2 of the Government Code.



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