|Posted:||November 13, 2013 12:48 PM|
|From:||Senator Mike Folmer|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||College to University Designation|
|Pennsylvania colleges are required under the School Code to apply to the Pennsylvania Department of Education while meeting certain criteria in order to become a “university.” This process is long, financially burdensome, and often requires the college to seek an exception in order to qualify.
I plan to introduce legislation that would simplify the process that a “college” must follow in order to become a “university.” This legislation was developed in cooperation with a number of existing colleges and universities and the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania.
Introduced as SB1205