C.R.S. Section 23-1-102
Commission established

  • terms of office




There is established a central policy and coordinating board for higher education in the state of Colorado, to be known as the Colorado commission on higher education, referred to in this article 1 as the “commission”. The duties and powers delegated to the commission by this article 1 apply to all state-supported institutions of higher education, including, but not limited to, all postsecondary institutions in the state supported in whole or part by state funds, and including community colleges, extension programs of the state-supported universities and colleges, local district colleges, area technical colleges, the Auraria higher education center established in article 70 of this title 23, and specifically the regents of the university of Colorado and the institutions it governs. The governing boards and institutions of the public system of higher education in Colorado, including the university of Colorado, are obligated to conform to the policies set by the commission within the authorities delegated to it in this article 1. The commission is a
type 1
entity, as defined in section 24-1-105.


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The commission consists of the following members, appointed by the governor with the consent of the senate:


One member from each congressional district in the state; and


Three members from the state at large.


The governor shall select the members of the commission on the basis of their knowledge of and interest in higher education. At least one member of the commission must reside west of the continental divide. No more than a minimum majority of the members of the commission may be affiliated with the same political party at any time.


The term of each member is four years; except that the terms shall be staggered so that no more than a minimum majority of members’ terms expire in the same year. No member of the commission may serve more than two consecutive full four-year terms.


At the time of appointment, no member of the commission shall have been an officer, employee, or member of a governing board or an officer or employee of any state-supported institution of higher education in the state for a period of one year prior to his or her appointment. During his or her term of office, no member of the commission shall be a member of the general assembly or an officer, employee, or member of a governing board or an officer or employee of a state-supported institution of higher education.


Members of the commission are entitled to receive seventy-five dollars per diem for attendance at official meetings plus actual and necessary expenses incurred in the conduct of official business.


The commission shall meet as often as necessary to carry out its duties as defined in this article.


The term of any member of the commission who misses more than two consecutive regular commission meetings without good cause shall be terminated and his successor appointed in the manner provided for appointments under this section.


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(b)(Deleted by amendment, L. 2000, p. 412, § 2, effective April 13, 2000.)

Source: Section 23-1-102 — Commission established - terms of office, https://leg.­colorado.­gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-23.­pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).

Legislative declaration
Commission established - terms of office
Advisory committee to the Colorado commission on higher education
Financing the system of postsecondary education - report
Duties and powers of the commission with respect to appropriations
Duties and powers of the commission with respect to student fees - report on tuition and fees
Duties and powers of the commission with respect to capital construction and long-range planning - legislative declaration - report - definitions
Duties and powers of the commission - capital construction projects - federal mineral lease revenues fund - higher education institutions financed purchase of an asset cash fund
Duties and powers of the department with respect to technology transfers
Duties and powers of the commission with respect to program approval, review, reduction, and discontinuance
Duties and powers of the commission with regard to systemwide planning - reporting - definitions
Duties and powers of the commission with regard to common course numbering system - council of higher education representatives - definitions - repeal
Duties and powers of the commission with regard to off-campus instruction - provision of concurrent enrollment programs - legislative declaration - definitions
Duties and powers of the commission with regard to student data - memorandum of understanding
Duties and powers of the commission with regard to the provision of educational services
Duties and powers of the commission with regard to employment first policies
Organization, meetings, and staff
Tuition - reciprocal agreements
Commission directive - admission standards for baccalaureate and graduate institutions of higher education - policy - report - definitions
Department directive - admission standards for students holding international baccalaureate diplomas - legislative declaration
Commission directive - developmental education courses - report
Commission directive - resident admissions - report - definitions
Commission directive - nursing programs - employer-based gift and scholarship fund - reporting requirement - legislative declaration
Department directive - transition between K-12 education system and postsecondary education system
Department directive - notice of postsecondary educational opportunities and higher education admission guidelines
Commission directive - notice of college preparatory courses for high school students
Department directive - exchange of student records
Online career platform - appropriations from Colorado work force development council
Commission directive - incentives for improvement initiative grants
Department directive - educator preparation pathways - public information
Commission directive - paraprofessional programs
Department directive - workgroup on diversity in the educator workforce - duties - recommendations - report - legislative declaration - definitions - repeal
Commission directive - student bill of rights - degree requirements - implementation of core courses - competency test - prior learning - prior work-related experience
Commission directive - nursing programs
Commission directive - regional education providers - criteria
Commission directive - American sign language in higher education institutions
Commission directive - student loans
Commission directive - associate degree completion program - legislative declaration - definitions
Commission directive - Colorado re-engaged (CORE) initiative - four-year institutions - associate degrees - report - definitions
Commission directive - tuition waivers for exonerated persons
Commission directive - bachelor of science degree in nursing program - Aims community college - approval
Commission directive - open educational resources - course notice - report - definitions
Department directive - undergraduate degree and certificate programs - annual return on investment report - definition - repeal
Department directive - federal student loan repayment and forgiveness program information
Prohibition on use of American Indian mascots - exemptions - definitions
Tribal regalia at college graduation ceremonies - definitions
Department directive - contract for use of online platform for public benefits
Commission directive - statewide student success measures - definitions
Student success data system - student success data transparency - appropriation - definition - repeal
Commission directive - expansion of forestry and wildfire mitigation degree and certificate programs - simulator - legislative declaration - definitions - repeal
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Current through Fall 2024

§ 23-1-102’s source at colorado​.gov