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  178.1100.  Definitions — fund created, use of moneys — review by coordinating board — rulemaking authority. — 1.  As used in this section, except in those instances where the context states otherwise, the following words and phrases shall mean:

  (1)  "Innovation education campus" or "innovation campus", an educational partnership consisting of at least one of each of the following entities:

  (a)  A local Missouri high school or K-12 school district;

  (b)  A Missouri four-year public or private higher education institution;

  (c)  A Missouri-based business or businesses; and

  (d)  A Missouri two-year public higher education institution or State Technical College of Missouri*;

  (2)  "Innovation education campus fund" or "fund", the fund to be administered by the commissioner of higher education and in the custody of the state treasurer created under this section to fund the instruction of an innovation campus.

  2.  There is hereby created in the state treasury the "Innovation Education Campus Fund".  The commissioner of higher education shall administer the fund.  The state treasurer shall be custodian of the fund and may approve disbursements from the fund in accordance with sections 30.170 and 30.180.  Upon appropriation, money in the fund shall be used solely for the administration of this section.  Notwithstanding the provisions of section 33.080 to the contrary, any moneys remaining in the fund at the end of the biennium shall not revert to the credit of the general revenue fund.  The state treasurer shall invest moneys in the fund in the same manner as other funds are invested.  Any interest and moneys earned on such investments shall be credited to the fund.

  3.  The general assembly may appropriate moneys to the fund that shall be used to fund the program of instruction at any innovation education campus.

  4.  Participating institutions, as provided in this section, may receive moneys from the fund when the following criteria are satisfied:

  (1)  The innovation education campus demonstrates it is actively working to lower the cost for students to complete a college degree;

  (2)  The program at the innovation education campus decreases the general amount of time required for a student to earn a college degree;

  (3)  The innovation education campus provides applied and project-based learning experiences for students and leverages curriculum developed in consultation with partner Missouri business and industry representatives;

  (4)  Students graduate from the innovation education campus with direct access to internship, apprentice, part-time or full-time career opportunities with Missouri-based businesses that are in partnership with the innovation education campus; and

  (5)  The innovation education campus engages and partners with industry stakeholders in ongoing program development and program outcomes review.

  5.  The existing Missouri innovation campus, consisting of the University of Central Missouri, a school district with a student enrollment between seventeen thousand and nineteen thousand students that is located in any county with a charter form of government and with more than six hundred thousand but fewer than seven hundred thousand inhabitants, a community college located in any county with a charter form of government and with more than six hundred thousand but fewer than seven hundred thousand inhabitants, and private enterprises, has satisfied these criteria and is eligible for funding under this section.

  6.  The coordinating board for higher education shall conduct a review every five years of any innovation education campus to verify ongoing compliance with the requirements of subsection 4 of this section, including the Missouri innovation campus identified in subsection 5 of this section.  As part of its review, the coordinating board shall consult with and take input from each entity that is a partner to an innovation education campus.  Business and industry involved in an innovation education campus, either financially or through in-kind support, may provide feedback regarding the curriculum, courses, and investment quality of the innovation education campus to the coordinating board.

  7.  Any innovation education campus shall annually verify to the coordinating board for higher education that it has satisfied the criteria established in subsection 4 of this section.  Upon verification that the criteria are satisfied, moneys from the fund shall be disbursed.

  8.  If the general assembly appropriates moneys to the fund, the allocation of moneys between entities partnered in an innovation education campus for purposes of operating the innovation education campus shall be determined through the appropriations process.  Moneys appropriated to the fund shall not be considered part of the annual appropriation to any institution of higher education or any school district.  If an innovation education campus, or any entity that has partnered to create and operate an innovation education campus, receives private funds, such private funds shall not be placed in the fund created in this section.

  9.  The coordinating board for higher education shall promulgate rules and regulations to implement the provisions of this section.  Nothing in this section is intended to conflict with or supercede rules or regulations promulgated by the coordinating board for higher education.  Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028.  This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2013, shall be invalid and void.


(L. 2013 S.B. 381)

*"Linn State Technical College" appears in original rolls.  The name of the college was changed by H.B. 673, 2013, effective 7-01-14.

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