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  • NJ A1840
  • Requires county colleges to develop plan to achieve three-year graduation rate of at least 33 percent for full-time degree-program students by 2019-2020 academic year.
Introduced
(1/27/2016)
In Committee
(1/27/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill requires each board of trustees of a county college to develop a plan to achieve a three-year graduation rate of at least 33 percent for full-time students enrolled in an associate degree program, by the 2019-2020 academic year. In developing the plan, the board will factor into the graduation rate the number of students who transfer to a four-year institution of higher education prior to graduation from the county college. The plan must be developed in consultation with the New Jersey Council of County Colleges and submitted for approval to the Secretary of Higher Education by January 1, 2016. The bill also requires the board of trustees to establish a study committee to advise and make recommendations to the board on the plan to achieve a three-year graduation rate of at least 33 percent. The committee would consist of three members of the board, one faculty member selected in consultation with the majority representative of the faculty union, and one student. The board will not submit the plan prior to its review of the committee's recommendations. Under the bill, if the secretary approves the plan, the board is required to transmit a copy of the approved plan to the New Jersey Presidents' Council, the Senate Higher Education Committee, and the Assembly Higher Education Committee. If the secretary does not approve the plan, the secretary will provide the board, in writing, with the reasons for the disapproval. Upon receiving the secretary's reasons for disapproving the plan, the board is required to develop a new plan, in consultation with the New Jersey Council of County Colleges, and resubmit the plan to the secretary within 90 days.
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Introduced, Referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee  (on 1/27/2016)
 
 
Date Chamber Action Description
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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