Session Law

Identifying Information:L. 2001 ch. 094
Other Identifying Information:2001 Senate Bill 10
Tax Type:Other
Brief Description:An Act concerning postsecondary educational institutions; relating to the identification, selection and approval of core indicators of quality performance; preserving certain pow- ers, duties and functions of community college boards of trustees; amending K.S.A. 2000 Supp. 71-801, 74-3202c and 74-3202d and repealing the existing sections.
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CHAPTER 94

SENATE BILL No. 10


An Act concerning postsecondary educational institutions; relating to the identification,

selection and approval of core indicators of quality performance; preserving certain pow-

ers, duties and functions of community college boards of trustees; amending K.S.A. 2000

Supp. 71-801, 74-3202c and 74-3202d and repealing the existing sections.




Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:

Section 1. K.S.A. 2000 Supp. 71-801 is hereby amended to read as

follows: 71-801. (a) Community colleges are under the supervision of the

state board of regents.

(b) The state board of regents shall identify and approve core indi-

cators of quality performance for each of the community colleges sepa-

rately, after considering core indicators recommended by the board of

trustees of each respective community college, and shall establish and im-

plement a data management system that includes a process and format

for collecting, aggregating and reporting common and institution-specific

information documenting effectiveness of the colleges in meeting the role

and mission thereof.

Sec. 2. K.S.A. 2000 Supp. 74-3202c is hereby amended to read as

follows: 74-3202c. (a) In the exercise of its leadership role, the state board

of regents shall be an advocate for the provision of adequate resources

and sufficient authority for all postsecondary educational institutions so

that each postsecondary educational institution can realize, within its pre-

scribed mission, role and scope, its full potential to the benefit of the

students who attend such postsecondary educational institution and to

the benefit of all Kansas residents in terms of receiving the benefits of a

highly educated and vocationally trained populace.

(b) In addition to other duties and functions prescribed by law, the state

board of regents shall:

(1) Adopt, from time to time amend, revise or modify, and administer

a comprehensive plan for coordination of higher education within this state;

(2) determine institutional roles and review institutional missions and

goals;

(3) develop articulation procedures so that maximum freedom of trans-

fer among and between postsecondary educational institutions is ensured;

(4) approve or disapprove for state funding purposes existing and pro-

posed educational programs, courses of instruction and out-district program

and course locations;

(5) review budget requests and requests for state funding of postsecon-

dary educational institutions and present a unified budget for higher edu-

cation to the governor and the legislature each year;

(6) approve core indicators of quality performance for postsecondary

educational institutions after considering core indicators recommended by

each such postsecondary educational institution;

(7) resolve conflicts among and between postsecondary educational in-

stitutions;

(8) develop and implement a comprehensive plan for the utilization of

distance learning technologies;

(9) develop each year and recommend to the governor and the legis-

lature a policy agenda for higher education, which policy agenda shall assess

priorities among proposals for policy change, programatic recommenda-

tions, and state funding requests;

(10) conduct continuous studies of ways to maximize the utilization of

resources available for higher education in Kansas and initiate action for

improvement;

(11) conduct continuous studies of how state policies affect higher ed-

ucation and how Kansas economic and demographic trends impact upon

accessibility and affordability of postsecondary education to Kansas resi-

dents, and initiate ways to improve such accessibility and affordability;

(12) receive and consider reports, proposals and recommendations of

the commissions and take such actions thereon as are deemed necessary

and appropriate;

(13) report annually on the performance of its functions and duties to

the governor and the legislature; and

(14) exercise such other powers and perform such other functions and

duties as are deemed necessary and appropriate to the fulfillment of its

constitutional and statutory responsibilities.

(c) Notwithstanding any of the powers, duties and functions conferred

and imposed upon the state board of regents under the Kansas higher ed-

ucation coordination act, the boards of trustees of the community colleges

shall continue to have custody of and be responsible for the property of their

respective community colleges and shall be responsible for the operation,

management and control of such community colleges, except as otherwise

expressly provided by law.

Sec. 3. K.S.A. 2000 Supp. 74-3202d is hereby amended to read as fol-

lows: 74-3202d. (a) During the 2000 fiscal year, the state board of regents

(1) shall review the performance indicators developed by the postsecondary

educational institutions, including the municipal university; (2) after consid-

eration of the core indicators of quality performance identified by the re-

spective commissions and with the active involvement of the institutions,

shall approve those indicators that the state board determines should be

implemented; and (3) shall select from among the indicators approved for

implementation those indicators that will become determinants for the al-

location of state moneys on the basis of performance. The indicators se-

lected may vary among the institutions and among institutional sectors and,

if feasible, shall include indicators developed and adopted by the governing

bodies of each postsecondary educational institution based on the needs of

each such institution.

(b) During the 2001 fiscal year, the postsecondary educational institu-

tions, including the municipal university, shall develop institutional improve-

ment plans showing how they will implement the performance indicators

applicable to their institution and how they will measure performance on

the basis of each indicator. Institutional improvement plans shall be revised

and submitted to the state board of regents by each institution at least every

three years. The board of regents shall provide technical assistance to in-

stitutions in the development, implementation, and revision of their im-

provement plans.

(c) Commencing on July 1, 2001, institutional improvement plans shall

be implemented for each postsecondary educational institution, including

the municipal university. Each institution shall begin the data collection,

measurement, or other documentation necessary in order for its perform-

ance to be evaluated with regard to each indicator.

Sec. 4. K.S.A. 2000 Supp. 71-801, 74-3202c and 74-3202d are hereby

repealed.

Sec. 5. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its

publication in the statute book.

Approved April 10, 2000.


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Date Composed: 09/25/2001 Date Modified: 09/25/2001