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CSSB 53(EDC): "An Act relating to reporting requirements of the Board of Regents of the University of Alaska."

00                       CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 53(EDC)                                                                    
01 "An Act relating to reporting requirements of the Board of Regents of the University of                                 
02 Alaska."                                                                                                                
03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
04    * Section 1. AS 14.40.190(b) is amended to read:                                                                   
05 (b)  In addition to the report required under (a) of this section, the Board of                                         
06 Regents shall prepare and present in person to the legislative committees having                                    
07 jurisdiction over education a biennial report, [NOT LATER THAN THE 30TH                                                 
08 LEGISLATIVE DAY OF THE FIRST SESSION OF EACH LEGISLATURE,] titled                                                       
09 "Alaska's University for Alaska's Schools" that describes the efforts of the university                                 
10 to attract, train, and retain qualified public school teachers. The report must include an                              
11 outline of the university's current and future plans to close the gap between known                                     
12 teacher employment vacancies in the state and the number of state residents who                                         
13 complete teacher training. The information reported under this subsection may also                                      
14 include short-term and five-year strategies with accompanying fiscal notes and                                          
01 outcome measures. Not later than the 30th legislative day of the first regular                                      
02 session of each legislature, the Board of Regents shall deliver a copy of the report                                
03 to the senate secretary and the chief clerk of the house of representatives and                                     
04       notify the legislature that the report is available.                                                          
05    * Sec. 2. AS 14.40.190 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:                                              
06 (c)  In addition to the reports under (a) and (b) of this section, the Board of                                         
07 Regents shall prepare a semiannual report on accreditation. The report must, for each                                   
08 instructional program of the university, assess the program's quality and effectiveness                                 
09 for purposes of accreditation, assess the program's alignment with applicable national,                                 
10 regional, and specialized accreditation standards, and describe the efforts the                                         
11 university has made to achieve or maintain the program's accreditation. The report                                      
12 must be disaggregated by university campus, school or college, program, accrediting                                     
13 body, date of initial accreditation, next review date and review cycle, and current                                     
14 accreditation status. For each instructional program that has lost or is at risk of losing                              
15 accreditation, the report must describe the university's plan to remediate the loss or                                  
16       risk. The Board of Regents shall                                                                                  
17 (1)  deliver a copy of the each semiannual report to the senate secretary                                               
18 and the chief clerk of the house of representatives and notify the legislature that the                                 
19       report is available on or before                                                                                  
20 (A)  the 30th legislative day of each regular legislative session                                                       
21            for the first semiannual report of the calendar year; and                                                    
22 (B)  July 1 of each year for the second semiannual report of the                                                        
23            calendar year;                                                                                               
24 (2)  annually, present both reports in person to the legislative                                                        
25       committees having jurisdiction over education.