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  • NJ A2564
  • Requires certain undergraduate students to file degree plan and requires public institutions of higher education to develop pathway systems to graduation.
Introduced
(2/4/2016)
In Committee
(2/4/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill requires undergraduate students enrolled in four-year public institutions of higher education to file a degree plan with the institution by the completion of 45 credit hours of course work. The bill requires degree-seeking students enrolled in county colleges to file a degree plan upon entering the institution. The bill defines "degree plan" as a statement of the course of study requirements that an undergraduate student at a public institution of higher education must complete in order to graduate. A student's degree plan must be developed in consultation with an academic advisor and must follow a pathway to a degree. In addition, the bill requires public institutions of higher education to develop pathway systems that establish graduation progress benchmarks for each academic major and for the general education program for students who have not declared a major. The pathway for each first-time degree-seeking student must include credit-bearing mathematics and English courses in the first 24 credit hours. The pathway for each degree-seeking student enrolled in a remedial course in mathematics, reading, or English must include the credit-bearing course in that subject concurrent with or in the semester immediately following completion of the remedial course. Under the bill, the graduation progress benchmarks established by a public institution of higher education must specify the credit and course criteria that indicate satisfactory progress toward a degree. Academic departments at the institution must establish schedules for periodic reviews of student progress, and students who are in danger of falling behind the graduation progress benchmarks will be required to consult with an academic advisor prior to course registration.
2nd Reading in the Assembly
Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading  (on 2/4/2016)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
2/4/2016 A Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
2/4/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 2/4/2016 Assembly Higher Education Committee: Reported Favorably 8 0 0