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In 2009, the Louisiana Legislature passed Senate Bill 356, sponsored by Senator Ben Nevers, which requires that Louisiana institutions of higher educatione stablish articulation protocols by which both the first sixty hours of a student’s educational experience (equivalent to an associate of arts or associate of science degree) as well as the general education component thereof may be transferred to any other Louisiana college or university for full credit and for junior standing. Additionally, the Legislature established the Postsecondary Education Review Council (“LAPERC,” “The Tucker Commission”), charging it with streamlining the administration of all public higher education institutions. The links and instructions below will lead users to video recordings of LSU Faculty Senate President Kevin L. Cope’s testimony to both the Louisiana Senate Education Committee and the Louisiana Postsecondary Education Review Council.


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 GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS. The Louisiana Legislature uses several didfferent formats for its archived video recordings. Generally, videos produced prior to March 2010 are encoded in the RealPlayer format. Videos produced after February 2010 will usually play in any viewer.  To  download a free copy of RealPlayer, click this link and follow the instructions: REALPLAYER. For some videos, there are two sets of instructions: one quick and automatic  technique that will open the selected video on most computers and one manual method that can be used if difficulties are encountered with the automatic method.


May 2, 2011: Testimony by Faculty Senate President Kevin L. Cope to the Senate Retirement Committee concerning the proposed privatization of the Office of Group Benefits.

Automatically activate the video by clicking the direct link: http://senate.legis.state.la.us/Video/2011/May/050211RET.asx
Advance the scroll bar for your player or viewer to approximately 1:24:50 to watch the testimony.

May 13, 2010: Testimony by LSU Faculty Senate President Kevin L. Cope concerning House Bill 331 (re-enrollment in the defined-benefit retirement plan (TRSL) following participation in the defined-contribution Optional Retirement Plan (ORP).

Automatically activate the video by clicking the direct link:  http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Video/WM/2010/May_2010/0513_10_RET.asx
Advance the scroll bar for your player or viewer to approximately 3:19:20 to watch testimony concerning HB331.

 September 22, 2009: Testimony by LSU Faculty Senate President Kevin L. Cope concerning the implementation of Senate Bill 356
 (articulation of General Education courses and associate-degree level credits among Louisiana colleges and universities).

Method One: Automatic Activation
Click this filename: 0922EDUC.ram
If you have RealPlayer, the video should start automatically.
Method Two: Manual Activation
Go or click to: http://senate.legis.state.la.us/Education/archives/2009/video.htm
Scroll down the page to the entry for September 22, 2009 and click the link for the 9:00 am meeting in SCR-E.

 September 28, 2009: Testimony by LSU Faculty Senate President Kevin L. Cope to the Louisiana Postsecondary Education Review
 Committee (The “Tucker Commission”) concerning cooperation among Louisiana colleges and universities, with emphasis on
 curriculum and articulation.

Method One: Automatic Activation
Click this filename: 0928_09_LAPERC_PM.ram
If you have RealPlayer, the video should start automatically.
Professor Cope’s testimony begins thirty-seven minutes into the video
(most versions of RealPlayer allow users to scroll ahead in a recording using a slider bar).
Method Two: Manual Activation
Go or click to: http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Video/2009/Sep2009.htm
Scroll down the page to the area for September 28th; find the heading for “LA PostsecondaryEducation
Review Committee”; click the link for “PM1 Session.” Professor Cope’s testimony begins thirty-seven
minutes into the video (RealPlayer allows users to scroll ahead in a recording using a slider bar).

 October 26, 2009: Testimony by LSU Faculty Senate President Kevin L. Cope to the Louisiana Postsecondary Education Review
 Committee (The “Tucker Commission”) concerning faculty perspectives on the restructuring of Louisiana higher education.

Method One: Automatic Activation
Click this filename: 1026_09_POSTSEC_PM.ram
If you have RealPlayer, the vide should start automatically.
Professor Cope’s testimony begins one hour, forty-nine minutes, twenty-five second into the video (1:49:25)
(most versions of RealPlayer allow users to scroll ahead in a recording using a slide bar).

Method Two: Manual Activation
Go or click to http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Video/2009/Oct2009.htm
Scroll down the page to the area for October 26th; find the heading for “LA Postsecondary Education
Review Committee”; click the link for “PM Session.” Professor Cope’s testimony begins one hour,
forty-nine minutes, twenty-five seconds into the video (1:49:25) (RealPlayer allows users to scroll
ahead in a recording using a slider bar)

 

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