The General Assembly finds and declares that students have
benefited by receiving the General Education Core Curriculum
and transferring across institutions of higher education.
Definition of public institution.
In this Act,
"public institution" means a public university or public
community college in this State.
All public institutions shall
participate in the Illinois Articulation Initiative through
submission and review of their courses for statewide transfer.
All public institutions shall maintain a complete Illinois
Articulation Initiative General Education Core Curriculum
package, and all public institutions shall maintain up to 4
core courses in an Illinois Articulation Initiative major,
provided the public institution has equivalent majors and
courses. All public institutions shall provide faculty, as
appointed by the Board of Higher Education for public
universities and the Illinois Community College Board for
public community colleges, to serve on panels in the review of
(a) All courses approved for Illinois Articulation
Initiative General Education codes must be transferable as a
part of the General Education Core Curriculum package,
consistent with the specific requirements of the package. All
public institutions shall determine if Illinois Articulation
Initiative major courses are direct course equivalents or are
elective credit toward the requirements of the major. If the
receiving institution does not offer the course or does not
offer it at the lower-division level, the student shall receive
elective lower-division major credit toward the requirements
of the major for the course and may be required to take the
course at the upper-division level.
(b) Students receiving the full General Education Core
Curriculum package must not be required to take additional
lower-division general education courses.
Board of Higher Education and the Illinois
Community College Board duties.
(a) The Board of Higher Education and the Illinois
Community College Board shall co-manage the implementation,
oversight, and evaluation of the Illinois Articulation
Initiative, including determining when panels must be
discontinued or convened and the specific requirements of the
General Education Core Curriculum. Panels must be convened
across the fields of General Education, Communications,
Humanities and Fine Arts, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences,
Social and Behavioral Sciences, Mathematics, and other fields
as determined by the Board of Higher Education and the Illinois