University of Colorado’s Board of Regents on Thursday approved a new effort to track civics engagement and education across the four-campus system.

The effort is a scaled-back version of an earlier proposal to create a civics graduation requirement for students and will cost $200,000 a year to implement.

The new measure requires campus leaders to give an annual report about the state of civics on each campus starting in June 2021, including the number of students enrolling in civics courses, student participation in regent-approved civics initiatives and the number of incoming and transfer students who passed a high school civics class with a B minus or better.

The campus reports will also track university activities surrounding Constitution Day, marketing efforts for concurrent online civics courses

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