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Full Text of HB5020  103rd General Assembly


Rep. Diane Blair-Sherlock

Filed: 4/2/2024





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 5020 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Dual Credit Quality Act is amended by
5changing Sections 5, 10, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, and 25 and by
6adding Sections 16.1 and 45 as follows:
7    (110 ILCS 27/5)
8    Sec. 5. Definitions. In this Act:
9    "Dual credit course" means a college course taken by a
10high school student for credit at both the college and high
11school level.
12    "Postsecondary institution" "Institution" means an
13"institution of higher learning" as defined in the Higher
14Education Student Assistance Act.
15    "Priority career pathway course" means a career-focused
16course that has been identified by a school district, after



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1consultation with a community college district, in its
2submission to the State Board of Education as an early college
3credit course within a career-focused instructional sequence
4as part of a College and Career Pathway Endorsement system
5under the Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Act.
6(Source: P.A. 96-194, eff. 1-1-10.)
7    (110 ILCS 27/10)
8    Sec. 10. Purpose. The purpose of this Act is to accomplish
9all of the following:
10        (1) To reduce college costs.
11        (2) To speed time to degree completion.
12        (3) To improve the curriculum for high school students
13    and the alignment of the curriculum with college and
14    workplace expectations.
15        (4) To facilitate the transition between high school
16    and college.
17        (5) To enhance communication and collaboration between
18    high schools and colleges that leads to the establishment
19    of thriving local partnerships that seek to expand
20    students' opportunities.
21        (6) To offer opportunities for improving degree
22    attainment for underserved student populations.
23        (7) To increase equitable access to high quality
24    programs, provide meaningful educational opportunities
25    that support student success, and ensure dual credit is



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1    used as a strategic tool for closing opportunity gaps.
2(Source: P.A. 96-194, eff. 1-1-10.)
3    (110 ILCS 27/15)
4    Sec. 15. Student academic standing. Postsecondary
5institutions Institutions may adopt policies to protect the
6academic standing of students who are not successful in dual
7credit courses, including, but not limited to, options for (i)
8late withdrawal from a course, or (ii) taking the course on a
9pass-fail basis, or both. All institutional policies relating
10to the academic standing of students enrolled in dual credit
11courses or the transfer of credit for dual credit courses must
12be made publicly available by the postsecondary institution
13and provided to each student enrolled in dual credit courses
14offered by that postsecondary institution.
15(Source: P.A. 100-1049, eff. 1-1-19.)
16    (110 ILCS 27/16)
17    Sec. 16. High school and community college partnership
18agreements; dual credit. A community college district shall,
19upon the request of a school district within the jurisdiction
20of the community college district, enter into a partnership
21agreement with the school district to offer dual credit
22coursework. The school district and community college district
23must each designate a liaison and begin negotiations to reach
24a partnership agreement no later than 60 calendar days after



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1the initial request.
2    A school district may offer any course identified in the
3Illinois Articulation Initiative General Education Core
4Curriculum package under the Illinois Articulation Initiative
5Act or any priority career pathway course aligned with current
6course offerings at the partnering postsecondary institution
7as a dual credit course on the campus of a high school of the
8school district and may use a high school instructor who has
9met the academic credential requirements under this Act to
10teach the dual credit course.
11    The partnership agreement shall include all of the
13        (1) The establishment of the school district's and the
14    community college district's respective roles and
15    responsibilities in providing the program and ensuring the
16    quality and instructional rigor of the program. This must
17    include an assurance that the community college district
18    has appropriate academic control of the curriculum,
19    consistent with any State or federal law and as required
20    or negotiated with the Higher Learning Commission or other
21    applicable accrediting agency.
22        (2) The dual credit courses that the school district
23    will offer its students and whether those courses will be
24    offered on the high school or community college campus or
25    through an online platform established by the Illinois
26    Community College Board.



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1        (3) The establishment of academic criteria for
2    granting eligibility for high school students to enroll in
3    dual credit coursework. The academic criteria shall be
4    evidence-based and shall include multiple appropriate
5    measures to determine whether a student is prepared for
6    any dual credit coursework in which the student enrolls.
7    Multiple appropriate measures may include, but are not
8    limited to, placement measures pursuant to the
9    Developmental Education Reform Act. The school district
10    and community college district shall use the Illinois
11    Community College Board's placement framework, pursuant to
12    the Developmental Education Reform Act, to determine the
13    appropriate cutoff score if using grade point average or
14    assessment scores to determine eligibility criteria,
15    unless both the school district and community college
16    district jointly agree to accept a lower score on
17    individual placement methods in combination with other
18    placement methods. The partnership agreement shall require
19    a communications plan for notifying students, parents, and
20    high school staff of the multiple appropriate measures
21    criteria and shall require the school district to clearly
22    designate dual credit courses in course catalogs and
23    curriculum guides. Any changes to academic criteria shall
24    be communicated to the partnering high school not less
25    than 60 days before any course registration deadline.
26        (4) The establishment of any limitations that the



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1    school district or community college district may put on
2    course offerings due to availability of instructors, the
3    availability of students for specific course offerings, or
4    local board policy.
5        (5) The requirement that the dual credit instructor
6    meet the academic credential requirements to teach a dual
7    credit course, consistent with paragraphs (1), (2), and
8    (3) of Section 20 of this Act, but shall not be required to
9    exceed those credentials.
10        (6) The collaborative process and criteria by which
11    the school district shall identify and recommend and the
12    community college district shall review and approve high
13    school instructors of dual credit courses taught on the
14    campus of a high school. This provision shall require that
15    the school district be responsible for hiring and
16    compensating the instructor.
17        (7) The requirement that a community college district
18    take the appropriate steps to ensure that dual credit
19    courses are equivalent to those courses offered at the
20    community college in quality and rigor to qualify for
21    college credit. The dual credit programs shall encompass
22    the following characteristics:
23            (A) Student learning outcomes expected for dual
24        credit courses in General Education Core Curriculum
25        courses and the professional and career and technical
26        disciplines shall be the same as the student learning



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1        outcomes expected for the same courses taught on the
2        postsecondary campus.
3            (B) Course content, course delivery, and course
4        rigor shall be evaluated by the community college
5        chief academic officer or his or her designee, in
6        consultation with the school district's superintendent
7        or his or her designee. The evaluation shall be
8        conducted in a manner that is consistent with the
9        community college district's review and evaluation
10        policy and procedures for on-campus adjunct faculty,
11        including visits to the secondary class. This
12        evaluation shall be limited to the course and the
13        ability of the instructor to deliver quality, rigorous
14        college credit coursework. This evaluation shall not
15        impact the instructor's performance evaluation under
16        Article 24A of the School Code. This evaluation shall
17        be completed within the same school year that the
18        course is taught.
19            (C) The academic supports and, if applicable,
20        guidance that will be provided to students
21        participating in the program by the high school and
22        the community college district.
23        (8) Identify all fees and costs to be assessed by the
24    community college district for dual credit courses. This
25    provision shall require that any fees and costs assessed
26    for dual credit courses shall be reasonable and promote



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1    student access to those courses, and may take into account
2    regional considerations and differences. The community
3    college district shall utilize revenue received by the
4    school district for the coordination and administration of
5    the dual credit partnership agreement and the delivery and
6    administration of dual credit courses.
7        (8.5) The collaborative process and criteria by which
8    a school district and a community college district shall
9    work to ensure that individual students with disabilities
10    have access to dual credit courses, provided that those
11    students are able to meet the criteria for entry into a
12    dual credit course. Through this process and criteria, the
13    student shall have access to the supplementary aids and
14    accommodations included in the student's individualized
15    education program under Article 14 of the School Code or
16    Section 504 plan under the federal Rehabilitation Act of
17    1973 while the student is accessing a dual credit course
18    on a high school campus taught by a high school
19    instructor, in accordance with established practices at
20    the high school for providing these services. A student
21    who accesses a dual credit course on a community college
22    campus shall have access to supplementary aids and
23    accommodations provided in the partnership agreement,
24    including access to the community college's disability
25    services. A school district and community college district
26    shall work together to provide seamless communication



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1    about the student's progress.
2        (9) The community college district shall establish a
3    mechanism for evaluating and documenting on a regular
4    basis the performance of students who complete dual credit
5    courses, consistent with paragraph (9) of Section 20 and
6    Section 30 of this Act, and for sharing that data in a
7    meaningful and timely manner with the school district.
8    This evaluation shall be limited to the course and the
9    coursework. This evaluation shall not impact the
10    instructor's performance evaluation under Article 24A of
11    the School Code.
12        (10) The expectations for maintaining the rigor of
13    dual credit courses that are taught at the high school and
14    including students not deemed ready for college-level
15    coursework according to the standards of the community
16    college.
17        (11) A requirement that the school district and
18    community college annually assess disaggregated data
19    pertaining to dual credit course enrollments, completions,
20    and subsequent postsecondary enrollment and performance to
21    the extent feasible. If applicable, this assessment shall
22    include an analysis of dual credit courses with credit
23    sections for dual credit and for high school credit only
24    pursuant to subsection (a) of Section 16.5 that reviews
25    student characteristics by credit section in relation to
26    gender, race and ethnicity, and low-income status.



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1        (12) For courses taught by a high school instructor at
2    the high school, the school district may use its policies
3    to determine maximum class enrollment, student technology
4    access and usage, and student accommodations. In
5    coordination with the postsecondary institution partner, a
6    school district may determine course length and the number
7    of sections an individual instructor may teach to ensure
8    maximum access for all students in the district while
9    maintaining rigorous student learning outcomes. If the
10    district weights Advanced Placement or International
11    Baccalaureate courses, dual credit courses shall receive
12    the same weight as Advanced Placement or International
13    Baccalaureate courses.
14    A community college district with an established
15partnership agreement with a school district has 30 calendar
16days from the initial course request to notify the school
17district of its disapproval of the course request, instructor,
18course documentation, or the community college's withdrawal of
19course or instructor approval. Thereafter, the school district
20shall appeal the denial or withdrawal of the instructor
21approval to the Illinois Community College Board within 14
22calendar days of the disapproval notice. The Illinois
23Community College Board shall render a decision within 45
24calendar days of filing and provide notice of its decision to
25the community college district and school district. If the
26community college district disapproves a course request for



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1reasons other than instructor qualifications or the Illinois
2Community College Board upholds the community colleges
3decision, the school district may pursue an alternative
4postsecondary institution to provide that course and must
5notify the community college district within 14 calendar days
6of the disapproval notice or Illinois Community College Board
7denial of its intent to do so, along with the reason for
8seeking an alternative provider. Thereafter, the community
9college may not object to or seek to limit the school
10district's ability to contract with another community college
11or postsecondary institution to offer that course. An
12alternative postsecondary institution may not be operating as
13a for-profit postsecondary institution. The community college
14district may reevaluate the course request, instructor, or
15course documentation disapproval annually following the
16disapproval notice to approve the course as originally
17proposed by the school district.
18    If, within 180 calendar days of the school district's
19initial request to enter into a partnership agreement with the
20community college district, the school district and the
21community college district do not reach agreement on the
22partnership agreement, then the school district and community
23college district shall jointly implement the provisions of the
24Model Partnership Agreement established under Section 19 of
25this Act for which local agreement could not be reached. A
26community college district may combine its negotiations with



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1multiple school districts to establish one multi-district
2partnership agreement or may negotiate individual partnership
3agreements at its discretion.
4(Source: P.A. 102-516, eff. 8-20-21; 102-1077, eff. 1-1-23.)
5    (110 ILCS 27/16.1 new)
6    Sec. 16.1. School district and postsecondary institution
7partnership agreement; dual credit. Prior to offering dual
8credit coursework, a school district shall attempt to enter
9into a partnership agreement with the community college
10district in the district in which the school district is
11located per Section 16 of this Act. If pursuing an alternative
12provider, other than a community college district, the school
13district shall enter into a partnership agreement with the
14alternative postsecondary institution that addresses each item
15listed in paragraphs (1) through (12) of Section 16.
16    (110 ILCS 27/17)
17    Sec. 17. Out-of-state dual credit contracts. A On or after
18the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General
19Assembly, a school district may not enter into a new contract
20with an out-of-state postsecondary institution to provide a
21dual credit course without first offering the community
22college district in the district in which the school district
23is located the opportunity to provide the course. Prior to
24entering into a contract with an out-of-state postsecondary



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1institution, the school district shall notify the Board of
2Higher Education of its intent to enter into an agreement with
3an out-of-state postsecondary institution. The Board of Higher
4Education shall have 30 days to provide the school district
5with a list of in-state postsecondary institutions that can
6provide the school district an equivalent dual credit
7opportunity. The school district shall not enter into a
8contract with an out-of-state postsecondary institution until
9it has demonstrated to the Board of Higher Education that it
10has taken appropriate steps to consider the listing of
11in-state postsecondary institutions and provides a rationale
12as to why the course can only be provided by an out-of-state
13postsecondary institution. The Board of Higher Education shall
14publish a list on its website of all dual credit agreements
15between high school districts and out-of-state postsecondary
16institutions. In deciding which dual credit courses to offer,
17a school district reserves the right to evaluate any dual
18credit course offered by any postsecondary institution for
19quality, rigor, and alignment with the school district's
20students' needs.
21    Agreements to provide dual credit courses between a school
22district and an out-of-state institution in existence on or
23before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 103rd
24General Assembly on the effective date of this amendatory Act
25of the 100th General Assembly shall remain in effect and shall
26not be impacted by this Section.



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1(Source: P.A. 100-1049, eff. 1-1-19.)
2    (110 ILCS 27/19)
3    Sec. 19. Model Partnership Agreement and Dual Credit
4Committee. A Model Partnership Agreement shall be developed
5through a Dual Credit Committee involving collaboration
6between the Illinois Community College Board and the State
7Board of Education by June 30, 2019. The Committee shall
8consist of 5 members appointed by the State Superintendent of
9Education and 5 members appointed by the Executive Director of
10the Illinois Community College Board. The Model Partnership
11Agreement shall address all of the matters set forth in
12Section 16 of this Act.
13    The Committee shall meet within 60 days after the
14effective date of this amendatory Act of the 103rd General
15Assembly and subsequently shall meet biennially to consider
16and develop updates to the Model Partnership Agreement and
17associated exhibits to ensure concordance with any policies
18established by State, federal, or accrediting entities.
19(Source: P.A. 100-1049, eff. 1-1-19.)
20    (110 ILCS 27/20)
21    Sec. 20. Standards. All postsecondary institutions
22offering dual credit courses shall meet the following
24        (1) High school instructors teaching credit-bearing



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1    college-level courses for dual credit must meet any of the
2    academic credential requirements set forth in this
3    paragraph or paragraph (2) or (3) of this Section and need
4    not meet higher certification requirements or those set
5    out in Article 21B of the School Code:
6            (A) Approved instructors of dual credit courses
7        shall meet any of the faculty credential standards
8        allowed by the Higher Learning Commission to determine
9        minimally qualified faculty, including achievement of
10        academic credentials, progress toward academic
11        credentials, or equivalent experience. Instructors may
12        not be required to meet higher standards than those
13        established by the Higher Learning Commission. The
14        academic credentials required to be a fully qualified
15        instructor shall include either (i) a master's degree
16        within the discipline to be taught or (ii) any
17        master's degree and not more than 18 graduate hours
18        appropriate to the academic field of study or in the
19        discipline to be taught, as defined by the Dual Credit
20        Instructor Qualification Framework. At the request of
21        an instructor, an instructor who meets these
22        credential standards shall be provided by the State
23        Board of Education with a Dual Credit Endorsement, to
24        be placed on the professional educator license, as
25        established by the State Board of Education and as
26        authorized under Article 21B of the School Code and



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1        promulgated through administrative rule in cooperation
2        with the Illinois Community College Board and the
3        Board of Higher Education.
4            (B) An instructor who does not meet the faculty
5        credential standards allowed by the Higher Learning
6        Commission to determine minimally qualified faculty
7        may teach dual credit courses if the instructor has a
8        professional development plan, approved by the
9        postsecondary institution and shared with the State
10        Board of Education no later than January 1, 2025, to
11        raise his or her credentials to be in line with the
12        credentials under subparagraph (A) of this paragraph
13        (1). The postsecondary institution shall have 30 days
14        to review the plan and approve an instructor
15        professional development plan that is in line with the
16        credentials set forth in paragraph (2) of this
17        Section. The postsecondary institution shall not
18        unreasonably withhold approval of a professional
19        development plan. These approvals shall be good for as
20        long as satisfactory progress toward the completion of
21        the credential is demonstrated, but in no event shall
22        a professional development plan be in effect for more
23        than 3 years from the date of its approval or after
24        January 1, 2028, whichever is sooner. A high school
25        instructor whose professional development plan is not
26        approved by the postsecondary institution may appeal



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1        to the Illinois Community College Board or the Board
2        of Higher Education, as appropriate.
3            (C) The Illinois Community College Board and Board
4        of Higher Education shall report yearly on their
5        Internet websites the following:
6                (i) the number of teachers presently enrolled
7            in an approved professional development plan under
8            this Section;
9                (ii) the number of instructors who
10            successfully completed an approved professional
11            development plan;
12                (iii) the number of instructors who did not
13            successfully complete an approved professional
14            development plan after 3 years;
15                (iv) a breakdown of the information in
16            subdivisions (i), (ii), and (iii) of this
17            subparagraph (C) by subject area; and
18                (v) a summary, by community college district,
19            of professional development plans that are in
20            progress, that were successfully completed, or
21            that have expired.
22            The State Board of Education shall provide to the
23        Illinois Community College Board and Board of Higher
24        Education any information necessary to complete the
25        reporting required under this subparagraph.
26        (2) For a high school instructor entering into a



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1    professional development plan prior to January 1, 2023,
2    the high school instructor shall qualify for a
3    professional development plan if the instructor:
4            (A) has a master's degree in any discipline and
5        has earned 9 graduate hours in a discipline in which he
6        or she is currently teaching or expects to teach; or
7            (B) has a bachelor's degree with a minimum of 18
8        graduate hours in a discipline that he or she is
9        currently teaching or expects to teach and is enrolled
10        in a discipline-specific master's degree program; and
11            (C) agrees to demonstrate his or her progress
12        toward completion to the supervising postsecondary
13        institution, as outlined in the professional
14        development plan.
15        (2.5) For a high school instructor entering into a
16    professional development plan on or after January 1, 2023,
17    the high school instructor shall qualify for a
18    professional development plan if the instructor:
19            (A) has a master's degree in any discipline, has
20        completed a minimum of 9 hours of the graduate
21        coursework requirements of the Dual Credit Instructor
22        Qualification Framework for the course , has earned 9
23        graduate hours in a discipline in which he or she
24        currently teaches or expects to teach, and agrees to
25        demonstrate his or her progress toward completion to
26        the supervising postsecondary institution, as outlined



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1        in the professional development plan; or
2            (B) is a fully licensed instructor in career and
3        technical education who is halfway toward meeting the
4        the required equivalent experience criteria defined by
5        the Dual Credit Instructor Qualification Framework
6        institution's requirements for faculty in the
7        discipline to be taught and agrees to demonstrate his
8        or her progress toward completion to the supervising
9        postsecondary institution, as outlined in the
10        professional development plan; or .
11            (C) has a bachelor's degree, has completed a
12        minimum of 18 graduate hours, defined by the Dual
13        Credit Instructor Qualification Framework, in a
14        discipline that the instructor is currently teaching
15        in or expects to teach in, and is enrolled in a
16        discipline-specific master's degree program.
17        (3) An instructor in career and technical education
18    courses must possess the credentials and demonstrated
19    teaching competencies appropriate to the field of
20    instruction. Equivalent experience may be considered if
21    determining instructor qualifications.
22        (4) Course content must be equivalent to
23    credit-bearing college-level courses offered at the
24    community college.
25        (5) Learning outcomes must be the same as
26    credit-bearing college-level courses and be appropriately



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1    measured.
2        (6) A high school instructor is expected to
3    participate in any orientation developed by the
4    postsecondary institution for dual credit instructors in
5    course curriculum, assessment methods, and administrative
6    requirements.
7        (7) Dual credit instructors must be given the
8    opportunity to participate in all activities available to
9    other adjunct faculty, including professional development,
10    seminars, site visits, and internal communication,
11    provided that such opportunities do not interfere with an
12    instructor's regular teaching duties.
13        (8) Every dual credit course must be reviewed annually
14    by the higher learning partner faculty department
15    chairperson or the chairperson's designee and the chief
16    academic officer of the postsecondary institution or the
17    officer's designee, faculty through the appropriate
18    department, to ensure consistency with campus courses.
19        (9) Dual credit students must be assessed using
20    methods consistent with students in traditional
21    credit-bearing college courses.
22        (10) Within 15 days after entering into or renewing a
23    partnership agreement, the postsecondary institution shall
24    notify its faculty of the agreement, including access to
25    copies of the agreement if requested.
26(Source: P.A. 102-558, eff. 8-20-21; 102-1077, eff. 1-1-23;



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1103-154, eff. 6-30-23.)
2    (110 ILCS 27/25)
3    Sec. 25. Oversight, review, and reporting.
4    (a) The Illinois Community College Board shall be
5responsible for oversight and review of dual credit programs
6offered jointly by public community colleges and high schools.
7The Illinois Community College Board shall implement a review
8process and criteria for evaluating dual credit program
9quality based upon the standards enumerated in Section 20 of
10this Act.
11    (b) The Board of Higher Education shall be responsible for
12oversight and review of dual credit programs offered jointly
13by high schools and postsecondary institutions, except for
14public community colleges as provided in subsection (a) of
15this Section. The Board of Higher Education shall develop and
16implement a review process based on the standards enumerated
17in Section 20 of this Act.
18    (c) Each postsecondary institution shall report annually
19to the appropriate agency, the Illinois Community College
20Board or the Board of Higher Education. The reports shall
21include, but not be limited to, the following data:
22        (1) Number and description of dual credit courses.
23        (2) Faculty teaching dual credit courses and their
24    academic credentials.
25        (3) Enrollments in dual credit courses.



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1        (4) Sites of dual credit offerings.
2        (5) The multiple appropriate measures adopted for
3    program eligibility and for placement into English,
4    mathematics, and other subject-area coursework.
5(Source: P.A. 96-194, eff. 1-1-10.)
6    (110 ILCS 27/45 new)
7    Sec. 45. Dual Credit Instructor Qualification Framework.
8    (a) A Dual Credit Instructor Qualification Framework shall
9be developed through a Dual Credit Committee by July 31, 2025.
10The Committee shall consist of the following:
11        (1) the State Superintendent of Education or his or
12    her designee;
13        (2) the Executive Director of the Illinois Community
14    College Board or his or her designee;
15        (3) the Executive Director of the Illinois Board of
16    Higher Education or his or her designee;
17        (4) the following members appointed by the Executive
18    Director of the Illinois Community College Board:
19            (A) one member of a statewide professional
20        teachers' organization that represents college
21        faculty;
22            (B) one member of another statewide professional
23        teachers' organization that represents college
24        faculty;
25            (C) one member representing college community



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1        trustees;
2            (D) one member representing a community college
3        located in the City of Chicago;
4            (E) one member representing a community college
5        located in a metropolitan area outside the City of
6        Chicago;
7            (F) one member representing a community college
8        located in a rural community;
9            (G) one member representing community college
10        chief academic officers; and
11            (H) one member representing an association of
12        community college presidents;
13            (I) one member representing a statewide network of
14        educators and stakeholders dedicated to implementing
15        engaging, effective assessment and instructional
16        strategies for all learners and to support the
17        adoption of policies and systems that promote such
18        practices; and
19            (J) one member representing a statewide policy
20        organization that works to strengthen education and
21        workforce systems;
22        (5) the following members appointed by the Executive
23    Director of the Board of Higher Education:
24            (A) one member representing a public university
25        offering dual credit programs;
26            (B) another member representing a public



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1        university offering dual credit programs;
2            (C) one member representing a private
3        not-for-profit college or university offering dual
4        credit programs;
5            (D) one member representing public university
6        chief academic officers; and
7        (6) the following members appointed by the State
8    Superintendent of Education:
9            (A) one member of a statewide organization that
10        represents school administrators;
11            (B) one member from a statewide principals'
12        organization;
13            (C) one member who represents a statewide
14        organization of school boards;
15            (D) one member from an organization that
16        represents school districts in both the south suburbs
17        and collar counties;
18            (E) one member from a statewide organization
19        representing large unit school districts;
20            (F) one member representing a superintendent of a
21        suburban school district;
22            (G) one member who represents a school district
23        serving a community with a population of 500,000 or
24        more;
25            (H) one member representing a rural school
26        district;



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1            (I) one member from a statewide advocacy
2        organization that champions education equity and
3        racial justice;
4            (J) one member representing Education for
5        Employment System Directors;
6            (K) one member of a statewide professional
7        teachers' organization that represents a secondary
8        instructor who teaches dual credit at a secondary
9        school; and
10            (L) one member of another statewide professional
11        teachers' organization that represents a secondary
12        instructor who teaches dual credit at a secondary
13        school.
14    (b) The Dual Credit Instructor Qualification Framework
15shall define the appropriate graduate coursework for
16academically qualified and interim qualified instructors and
17the equivalent experience required to be a fully qualified
18Career and Technical Education instructor. The Framework shall
19list the appropriate coursework for each discipline within the
20Illinois Articulation Agreement General Education Core
21Curriculum Package by the discipline to be taught.
22    The Framework shall establish equivalent experience that
23is commensurate with achievement of academic credentials to be
24a fully-qualified Career and Technical Education dual credit
25course instructor. The criteria shall determine a minimum
26threshold of experience and appropriate combination of the



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2            (A) related work experience, which shall not
3        exceed 2,000 hours and shall include the appropriate
4        recognizable credentials;
5            (B) research or scholarship;
6            (C) recognized achievement;
7            (D) previous years of teaching experience;
8            (E) honors and awards;
9            (F) other activities and factors to demonstrate
10        teaching competencies appropriate to the field of
11        instruction.
12    The Framework may differentiate between career and
13technical courses and General Education Core Curriculum
14courses. The Framework shall reference the faculty credential
15standards allowed by the Higher Learning Commission to ensure
16uniform guidance from the State and the Higher Learning
18    (c) The Illinois Community College Board shall provide
19administrative and other support to the Dual Credit Committee.
20The Committee shall meet at least every 4 years or as needed to
21consider and develop updates to the Dual Credit Instructor
22Qualification Framework to ensure concordance with any
23policies established by State, federal, or accrediting
24entities. The Dual Credit Instructor Qualification Framework
25may not disqualify instructors deemed fully qualified prior to
26the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 103rd General



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2    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
3becoming law.".