ß 115D-4.1.† College transfer program approval; standards for programs; annual reporting requirements.

(a)††††††† Repealed by Session Laws 1995, c. 288, s. 1, effective September 1, 1995.

(b)††††††† The State Board of Community Colleges may approve the addition of the college transfer program to a community college. If addition of the college transfer program to an institution would require a substantial increase in funds, State Board approval shall be subject to appropriation of funds by the General Assembly for this purpose.

(c)††††††† Addition of the college transfer program shall not decrease an institution's ability to provide programs within its basic mission of vocational and technical training and basic academic education.

(d)†††††† The State Board of Community Colleges shall develop appropriate criteria and standards to regulate the addition of the college transfer program to institutions.

(e)††††††† The State Board of Community Colleges shall develop appropriate criteria and standards to regulate the operation of college transfer programs.

(f)††††††† The Board of Governors of The University of North Carolina shall report to each community college and to the State Board of Community Colleges in accordance with G.S. 116-11(10b) on the academic performance of that community college's transfer students. If the State Board of Community Colleges finds that college transfer students from a community college are not consistently performing adequately at a four-year college, the Board shall review the community college's program and determine what steps are necessary to remedy the problem. The Board shall report annually to the General Assembly on the reports it receives and on what steps it is taking to remedy problems that it finds.

(g)††††††† The Community Colleges System Office shall report by April 15, 2011, and annually thereafter, to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee, the State Board of Education, the Office of State Budget and Management, and the Fiscal Research Division of the General Assembly on the implementation of the UNC-NCCCS 2+2 E-Learning Initiative. This report shall include:

(1)††††††† The courses and programs within the 2+2 E-Learning Initiative;

(2)††††††† The total number of prospective teachers that have taken or are taking part in this initiative to date broken down by the current academic period and each of the previous academic periods since the programís inception;

(3)††††††† The total number of teachers currently in the Stateís classrooms, by local school administrative unit, who have taken part in this initiative;

(4)††††††† The change in the number of teachers available to schools since the programís inception;

(5)††††††† The qualitative data from students, teachers, local school administrative unit personnel, university personnel, and community college personnel as to the impact of this initiative on our Stateís teaching pool; and

(6)††††††† An explanation of the expenditures and collaborative programs between the North Carolina Community College System and The University of North Carolina, including recommendations for improvement. †(1987, c. 564, s. 4; 1995, c. 288, s. 1; 1999-84, s. 2; 2008-107, s. 9.7(c); 2010-31, s. 9.3(c); 2011-145, s. 8.2(a); 2021-80, s. 2.4(c).)