Bill Status of HB4992 101st General Assembly
Short Description: CAP COLLEGE COSTS PILOT PROG
Rep. Deanne M. Mazzochi
| 1/13/2021||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Cap College Costs Pilot Program Act. Provides that the State Board of Education, Illinois Community College Board, and Board of Higher Education must develop and implement the Cap College Costs Pilot Program. Provides that under the program, one public high school, one public community college, and one public university in this State shall be chosen to develop a competency-based baccalaureate degree program that focuses on the fundamental issues and texts of western civilization; specifies what the goals of the program must include. Provides that the curriculum of the pilot program must include course instruction on various periods of western civilization in areas that include, but are not limited to, philosophy, literature, history, religion, government and politics, art, and architecture and must allow for 2 courses of instruction on global areas outside of western civilization in those same areas. Sets forth provisions concerning open educational resources. Provides that after the first cohort of students complete the pilot program, the State Board of Education, Illinois Community College Board, and Board of Higher Education must submit a report to the Governor and General Assembly detailing the impact of the pilot program on specified issues. Provides that the Act is inoperative on and after the submission of the report. Effective immediately.