February 22, 2013





SENATE BILL No. 182

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DIGEST OF SB 182 (Updated February 20, 2013 2:48 pm - DI 116)



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

Synopsis: State educational institutions; credit transfers. Requires the commission for higher education, in collaboration with the state educational institutions, to develop, implement, and maintain a common course numbering system for general education curriculum courses. Replaces articulation agreements related to the transfer of credits between state educational institutions with the development of a common curriculum and common standards for the transfer of associate degree credits leading to a baccalaureate degree between state educational institutions. Provides that statutes related to articulation agreements expire July 1, 2014. Establishes a committee to develop and implement the pathways to a degree program that will be available to students beginning in the fall of 2015.

Effective: Upon passage; July 1, 2013.





Banks , Kruse, Schneider, Taylor




    January 7, 2013, read first time and referred to Committee on Education and Career Development.
    February 21, 2013, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.






February 22, 2013

First Regular Session 118th General Assembly (2013)


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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 21-18-7-3; (13)SB0182.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 21-18-7-3, AS ADDED BY P.L.2-2007, SECTION 259, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 3. The commission may direct the activities of the statewide committee. including the activities set forth in IC 21-42-6.
SOURCE: IC 21-18-9-7; (13)SB0182.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 21-18-9-7, AS ADDED BY P.L.88-2012, SECTION 1, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: 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:
         (1) all courses in the core transfer library (as defined in IC 21-42-1-3); and
        (2) each state educational institution's general education curriculum.

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 21-42-1-2; (13)SB0182.1.3. -->     SECTION 3. IC 21-42-1-2, AS ADDED BY P.L.2-2007, SECTION 283, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 2. (a) "Articulation degree programs", for purposes of IC 21-42-5, refers to the articulation degree programs established under IC 21-42-5-2 before July 1, 2013.
    (b) This section expires July 1, 2014.

SOURCE: IC 21-42-1-5; (13)SB0182.1.4. -->     SECTION 4. IC 21-42-1-5, AS ADDED BY P.L.2-2007, SECTION 283, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 5. (a) "Statewide transfer of credit agreements" refers to an agreement developed under IC 21-42-6 before July 1, 2013, for courses that are most frequently taken by undergraduates.
     (b) This section expires July 1, 2014.
SOURCE: IC 21-42-5-2; (13)SB0182.1.5. -->     SECTION 5. IC 21-42-5-2, AS ADDED BY P.L.2-2007, SECTION 283, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 2. (a) The commission for higher education may establish, before July 1, 2013, with the assistance of the committee on statewide transfer and articulation, articulation agreements for at least twelve (12) degree programs:
        (1) for which articulation agreements apply to any campus in the Ivy Tech Community College system and to Vincennes University; and
        (2) that draw from liberal arts and the technical, professional, and occupational fields.
     (b) An articulation agreement established under this section expires on the date specified by the commission for higher education or July 1, 2014, whichever is earlier.
    (c) This section expires July 1, 2014.

SOURCE: IC 21-42-5-6; (13)SB0182.1.6. -->     SECTION 6. IC 21-42-5-6, AS ADDED BY P.L.2-2007, SECTION 283, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 6. (a) The commission for higher education shall adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 and prescribe procedures to facilitate the use of the articulation degree programs at Ivy Tech Community College and Vincennes University.
     (b) This section expires July 1, 2014.
SOURCE: IC 21-42-6-1; (13)SB0182.1.7. -->     SECTION 7. IC 21-42-6-1, AS ADDED BY P.L.2-2007, SECTION 283, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 1. (a) The commission for higher education may, before July 1, 2013, develop through the committee on statewide transfer and articulation statewide transfer of credit agreements for courses that are most frequently taken by undergraduates.
     (b) A statewide transfer of credit agreement developed under this section expires July 1, 2014.
    (c) This section expires July 1, 2014.

SOURCE: IC 21-42-6-2; (13)SB0182.1.8. -->     SECTION 8. IC 21-42-6-2, AS ADDED BY P.L.2-2007, SECTION 283, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 2. (a) The commission for higher education may, before July 1, 2013, develop through the committee on statewide transfer and articulation statewide transfer of credit agreements under which associate of arts and associate of science programs articulate fully with related baccalaureate degree programs.
     (b) A statewide transfer of credit agreement developed under this section expires July 1, 2014.
    (c) This section expires July 1, 2014.

SOURCE: IC 21-42-6-3; (13)SB0182.1.9. -->     SECTION 9. IC 21-42-6-3, AS ADDED BY P.L.2-2007, SECTION 283, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 3. (a) The commission for higher education may, before July 1, 2013, publicize by all appropriate means, including an Internet web site, a master list of statewide transfer of credit agreements and program articulation agreements.
     (b) This section expires July 1, 2014.
SOURCE: IC 21-42-6-4; (13)SB0182.1.10. -->     SECTION 10. IC 21-42-6-4 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 4. (a) Each state educational institution, in collaboration with the commission for higher education, shall, not later than July 1, 2014, work together to create a single articulation pathway for each programmatic area specified in subsection (b)(2), and implement the single articulation pathways not later than May 15, 2015, for students entering state educational institutions in the fall of 2015.
    (b) The state educational institutions, in collaboration with the commission for higher education, shall:
        (1) determine the programmatic areas in which to develop single articulation pathways to degrees;
        (2) develop single articulation pathways for programmatic areas in which significant numbers of students may first obtain an associate of science or an associate of arts degree with the intent of obtaining a related baccalaureate degree; and
        (3) take into account emerging innovations in technology and practices implemented by the state educational institutions from which a student transfers.
    (c) The single articulation pathways must:
        (1) incorporate the statewide transfer general education core developed under IC 21-42-3-2;
        (2) match complementary competencies and learning outcomes for both associate and baccalaureate degrees;
        (3) allow a student who completes an associate degree for which a single articulation pathway has been developed to:
            (A) pursue a single, common curriculum in a particular programmatic area that will articulate, without alteration, with related baccalaureate degrees at all four (4) year state educational institutions that offer the baccalaureate degrees; and
            (B) apply all the credits earned for the student's associate degree toward the related baccalaureate degree so that the student may begin the baccalaureate degree as a junior status student; and
        (4) be developed after consultation with employers regarding the competencies and learning outcomes considered especially important for successful careers and employment.

SOURCE: IC 21-42-6-5; (13)SB0182.1.11. -->     SECTION 11. IC 21-42-6-5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 5. The state educational institutions, in collaboration with the commission for higher education, shall monitor the implementation of the single articulation pathways created under section 4 of this chapter.
SOURCE: IC 21-42-6-6; (13)SB0182.1.12. -->     SECTION 12. IC 21-42-6-6 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 6. The commission for higher education and each state educational institution shall publicize by all appropriate means, including publication on the Internet web site of the commission for higher education and the Internet web site of each state educational institution, the availability of and requirements for the completion of a degree through a single articulation pathway created under section 4 of this chapter.
SOURCE: IC 21-42-6-7; (13)SB0182.1.13. -->     SECTION 13. IC 21-42-6-7 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 7. The commission for higher education shall convene a task force of representatives from each state educational institution to establish mechanisms to facilitate effective communication:
        (1) among state educational institutions; and
        (2) of accurate, consistent information to students and parents;
about single articulation pathways created under section 4 of this chapter. The initial mechanisms developed under this section must

be implemented not later than July 1, 2015.

SOURCE: IC 21-42-6-8; (13)SB0182.1.14. -->     SECTION 14. IC 21-42-6-8 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 8. Not later than July 1, 2016, and by July 1 of each subsequent year, each state educational institution shall provide data driven reports to the commission for higher education concerning the performance of transfer students who are graduates with associate degrees at the state educational institution in single articulation pathways created under section 4 of this chapter.
SOURCE: ; (13)SB0182.1.15. -->
SOURCE: -->     SECTION 15. An emergency is declared for this act.