SB 36: "An Act relating to reporting requirements of the Board of Regents of the University of Alaska."
00 SENATE BILL NO. 36 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 to the legislative committees having jurisdiction 07 over education a biennial report, [NOT LATER THAN THE 30TH LEGISLATIVE 08 DAY OF THE FIRST SESSION OF EACH LEGISLATURE,] titled "Alaska's 09 University for Alaska's Schools" that describes the efforts of the university to attract, 10 train, and retain qualified public school teachers. The report must include an outline of 11 the university's current and future plans to close the gap between known teacher 12 employment vacancies in the state and the number of state residents who complete 13 teacher training. The information reported under this subsection may also include 14 short-term and five-year strategies with accompanying fiscal notes and outcome
01 measures. Not later than the 30th legislative day of the first regular session of each 02 legislature, the Board of Regents shall deliver a copy of the report to the senate 03 secretary and the chief clerk of the house of representatives and notify the 04 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 to the legislative committees having 25 jurisdiction over education.