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§16-59-28  "Bachelors Degree in Three" program. –

Published: 2015

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Board of Governors for Higher Education [See Title 16 Chapter 97 –

The Rhode Island Board of Education Act]

SECTION 16-59-28

   § 16-59-28  "Bachelors Degree in Three"

program. –

(a) The Rhode Island board of governors for higher education shall establish

and administer the "Bachelors Degree in Three" program. The board shall:

   (1) Establish guidelines for the "Bachelors Degree in Three"


   (2) Collaborate with the board of regents for elementary and

secondary education to establish a seamless credit transfer system for high

school students and other policies that might facilitate student participation

in such a program.

   (3) Identify and propose any necessary changes to academic

courses of study, support services, financial aid, and other policies and

resources at the University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College and the

Community College of Rhode Island to ensure greater opportunities for students

to complete bachelors degree programs in three (3) years.

   (4) Identify potential costs of the program, including costs

to students, to the institutions, and to school districts, identify possible

sources of external grant funding for a pilot program, and propose a funding

structure for the program.

   (5) Investigate accreditation issues and federal financial

aid rules that may be implicated by the program.

   (6) Identify units at the University of Rhode Island, Rhode

Island College, and the Community College of Rhode Island that will assume

administrative responsibility for the program.

   (7) Design, undertake and evaluate a three (3) year pilot

program that will serve as a model for full-scale implementation.

   (b) The board shall present an initial report,

recommendations and timeline to the general assembly on or by February 1, 2011,

and the pilot program will begin with the fall academic semester of 2011.

History of Section.

(P.L. 2009, ch. 202, § 3; P.L. 2009, ch. 203, § 3; P.L. 2010, ch. 63,

§ 1; P.L. 2010, ch. 75, § 1.)