2013 Academic Affairs
Bill # Short TitleSponsorsBill SummaryMost Recent StatusCalendar NotificationNews Links
HB13-1089Academic Freedom Acts HUMPHREY / RENFROE The bill creates an "Academic Freedom Act" (act) for both K-12 public schools and institutions of higher education in the state of Colorado (act). The provisions of the acts direct teachers to create an environment that encourages students to intelligently and respectfully explore scientific questions and learn about scientific evidence related to biological and chemical evolution, global warming, and human cloning. The acts direct that the department of education and the Colorado commission on higher education notify all school districts and institutions of higher education of the provisions of their respective act by the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year and that the school districts and institutions of higher education shall disseminate that information to their employees. 02/04/2013 House Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely
NOT ON CALENDARBill would limit detention of truants, and other education bills
Colorado Bill Promoting School Debates On Evolution Fails
SB13-053Exchange Of Student Data K-12 And Postsecondary KERR / HAMNER The bill establishes a procedure between the department of education and the department of higher education that allows for the transfer of available student data relevant to the transition from high school to the postsecondary system. The procedure must utilize student unit record data currently collected and maintained by the department of education and administered at no charge to local education providers, public institutions of higher education, or students. 04/08/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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SB13-165Community Colleges Limited Number Bachelor Degrees TODD / WILSON The bill allows the state board for community colleges and occupational education (state board) to seek approval from the Colorado commission on higher education (CCHE) for up to 10 technical, career and work force development baccalaureate degree programs that may be offered at community colleges within the state system. The CCHE may approve baccalaureate degree programs that meet criteria established in the bill. Among other factors, the CCHE shall consider whether the baccalaureate degree program proposed by the state board is sufficiently distinguishable from a degree program at a public 4-year institution of higher education in the community college geographic service area, or whether the degree program is one that has previously been offered successfully in conjunction with another 4-year institution of higher education. The state board may authorize the establishment of an approved baccalaureate degree program at a community college within the state system. 04/08/2013 House Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely
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