THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY MURT, D. COSTA, GEIST, GEORGE, HARHART, KULA, PYLE, K. SMITH, SWANGER, THOMAS, WATSON AND YOUNGBLOOD, SEPTEMBER 19, 2011
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION, SEPTEMBER 19, 2011
Providing for publication of information concerning online
learning opportunities offered by Pennsylvania colleges and
universities; and imposing duties on the Department of
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Short title.
This act shall be known and may be cited as the Online
Section 2. Duty of Department of Education.
The Department of Education shall publish a directory that
includes information about Pennsylvania colleges and
universities which offer online degrees and certificates.
Section 3. Publication.
The Department of Education shall publish the directory in
the Pennsylvania Bulletin as a notice, codify it in the
Pennsylvania Code and make it available on the Department of
Education's Internet website.
Section 4. Contents.
The information published under section 1 shall include:
(1) A list of the degree programs offered by each
institution which is listed in the directory.
(2) A list of each institution's online degree programs.
(3) An articulation of the courses within each
institution's degree programs.
(4) The costs of each institution's degree programs.
(5) Eligibility for each institution's degree programs.
(6) Direct links to each institution's degree programs.
Section 5. Regulatory authority.
The Department of Education shall promulgate regulations
necessary to implement the provisions of this act.
Section 6. Effective date.
This act shall take effect in 60 days.