January 27, 2012





SENATE BILL No. 182

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DIGEST OF SB 182 (Updated January 25, 2012 3:57 pm - DI 116)



Citations Affected: IC 21-18; IC 21-42.

Synopsis: State educational institutions; credit transfers. Requires the commission for higher education to create a common course numbering system, into which each state educational institution shall map its own course numbers, for courses in the core transfer library. Requires state educational institutions to create a statewide transfer general education core to be implemented by May 15, 2013. Provides that an individual who holds an associate degree is considered to have met at least 30 semester credit hours of the general education requirements for a bachelor's degree. Requires a state educational institution to accept an associate degree from another state educational institution as credit toward a related bachelor's degree.

Effective: July 1, 2012; July 1, 2012.





Banks, Kruse, Rogers




    January 4, 2012, read first time and referred to Committee on Education and Career Development.
    January 26, 2012, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.






January 27, 2012

Second Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2012)


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SENATE BILL No. 182



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning higher education.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 21-18-9-7; (12)SB0182.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 21-18-9-7 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2012]: Sec. 7. In collaboration with the state educational institutions, the commission shall develop, implement, and maintain a common course numbering system to be used by the state educational institutions for all courses in the core transfer library (as defined in IC 21-42-1-3). The commission shall create a state course numbering system into which each state educational institution shall map the state educational institution's unique course numbers.
SOURCE: IC 21-42-3-2; (12)SB0182.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 21-42-3-2, AS ADDED BY P.L.2-2007, SECTION 283, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2012]: Sec. 2. The Each state educational institutions jointly institution, in collaboration with the commission for higher education, shall: identify
        (1) not later than December 1, 2012, create and report to the commission for higher education a statewide transfer general

education core, to be implemented not later than May 15, 2013. The core must be based upon a set of core competencies, translated into at least thirty (30) semester credit hours of comparable general education courses, that in areas agreed upon by the state educational institutions, which apply for credit toward undergraduate degrees, including associate degrees and baccalaureate degrees at all campuses of state educational institutions; and are eligible to be earned by a student to fulfill graduation requirements at each state educational institution.
         (2) jointly establish statewide standards for use by all state educational institutions to document an individual's completion of the statewide transfer general education core on the individual's transcripts.

SOURCE: IC 21-42-3-5; (12)SB0182.1.3. -->     SECTION 3. IC 21-42-3-5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2012]: Sec. 5. (a) After May 15, 2013, an individual who has satisfactorily completed the statewide transfer general education core at a state educational institution, as indicated on the individual's official transcript, may not be required to complete additional courses in the statewide transfer general education core at the state educational institution to which the individual transfers, regardless of whether the individual has received an associate degree or the delivery method of the statewide transfer general education core the individual completed.
    (b) If an individual does not complete the statewide transfer general education core of a state educational institution before transferring to another state educational institution, the individual must complete the statewide transfer general education core required by the state educational institution to which the individual has transferred. The state educational institution to which the individual has transferred shall award credit to the individual for courses the individual has satisfactorily completed, based on the course to course equivalencies of the core transfer library established under IC 21-42-5.
    (c) An individual who holds an associate of arts or associate of science degree approved by the commission who is admitted to a four (4) year state educational institution is considered to have met at least thirty (30) semester credit hours of the state educational institution's general education requirement.