California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 2352


Introduced by Assembly Member Rodriguez

(Principal coauthor: Assembly Member Medina)

February 18, 2016


An act to amend Section 78041 of the Education Code, relating to postsecondary education.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

AB 2352, as introduced, Rodriguez. Baccalaureate degree pilot program at Crafton Hills College.

Existing law establishes the California Community Colleges, under the administration of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, as one of the segments of public postsecondary education in this state. Existing law requires the board of governors to appoint a chief executive officer, to be known as the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges. Existing law establishes community college districts, administered by governing boards, throughout the state, and authorizes these districts to provide instruction to students at the community college campuses maintained by the districts.

Existing law, until July 1, 2023, authorizes the board of governors, in consultation with the California State University and the University of California, to establish a statewide baccalaureate degree pilot program at not more than 15 community college districts, with one baccalaureate degree program each, to be determined by the chancellor and approved by the board of governors.

This bill would authorize the establishment of a 16th baccalaureate degree pilot program at Crafton Hills College if the college resolves any deficiencies identified by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.

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

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

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SECTION 1.  

Section 78041 of the Education Code is amended
2to read:

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78041.  

begin insert(a)end insertbegin insertend insertNotwithstanding Section 66010.4, and commencing
4January 1, 2015, the Board of Governors of the California
5Community Colleges, in consultation with the California State
6University and the University of California, may authorize the
7establishment of district baccalaureate degree pilot programs that
8meet all of the eligibility requirements set forth in Section 78042.
9A district pilot program established pursuant to this article shall
10commence no later than the 2017-18 academic year. A student
11participating in a baccalaureate degree pilot program shall complete
12his or her degree by the end of the 2022-23 academic year. For
13purposes of this section, a pilot program commences when the first
14class of students begins the program. The statewide baccalaureate
15degree pilot program shall consist of a maximum of 15 districts,
16begin insert or 16 districts as described in subdivision (b),end insert with one
17baccalaureate degree program each, to be determined by the
18Chancellor of the California Community Colleges and approved
19by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges.

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20(b) Notwithstanding Section 66010.4, the Board of Governors
21of the California Community Colleges may authorize the
22establishment of a 16th baccalaureate degree pilot program at
23Crafton Hills College if the college resolves any deficiencies
24identified by the Accrediting Commission for Community and
25Junior Colleges.

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