Title 17. Education

Chapter 25-a. Articulation and Transfer


17:3167.1      Secondary and postsecondary education boards; consultation and collaboration


A. The Board of Regents, the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, and the public postsecondary education management boards shall establish a process by which the commissioner of higher education, or his designee, and the state superintendent of education, or his designee, and representatives of each respective board shall meet at least once quarterly, upon the call of the commissioner of higher education, to discuss and make recommendations to the Statewide Articulation and Transfer Council and the Board of Regents on matters including but not limited to the following:


(1) The appropriate role and responsibilities of each board in implementing the statewide articulation and transfer policies and agreements required by this Chapter.


(2) The status of current and proposed policies, activities, and initiatives designed to promote and facilitate the seamless transfer of academic credits across their respective institutions and systems.


(3) Methods to enhance and maximize student knowledge and utilization of articulation and transfer policies and programs to ensure that every student is provided the most direct and time-efficient pathway to earning a postsecondary degree or credential.


(4) Methods to overcome all obstacles and barriers preventing the efficient and effective development and implementation of successful articulation and transfer policies and practices, including any regulatory and statutory changes deemed necessary.


B. The commissioner of higher education shall include a summary of the proceedings of all meetings conducted pursuant to this Section, including any recommendations for policy or statutory changes, in the Board of Regents’ annual report on the status of articulation and transfer activities required by R.S. 17:3168.


Added by Acts 2014, No. 480, § 1, eff. June 5, 2014.