H.R.2117 - Protecting Academic Freedom in Higher Education Act112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Foxx, Virginia [R-NC-5] (Introduced 06/03/2011)|
|Committees:||House - Education and the Workforce | Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 112-177|
|Latest Action:||02/29/2012 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.|
|Major Recorded Votes:||02/28/2012 : Passed House|
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Summary: H.R.2117 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Passed House amended (02/28/2012)
Protecting Academic Freedom in Higher Education Act - Repeals certain Department of Education regulations that for purposes of determining whether a school is eligible to participate in programs under the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA): (1) require institutions of higher education and postsecondary vocational institutions (except religious schools) to be legally authorized by the state in which they are situated, (2) delineate what such legal authorization requires of states and schools, and (3) define "credit hour."
Prohibits the Secretary of Education from promulgating or enforcing any regulation or rule that defines "credit hour" for any purpose under the HEA.