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From the ECS State Policy Database
Postsecondary Faculty


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This database is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States (ECS). Most entries are legislative, although rules/regulations and executive orders that make substantive changes are included. Every effort is made to collect the latest available version of policies; in some instances, recent changes might not be reflected. For expediency purposes minimal attention has been paid to style (capitalization, punctuation) and format.

Please cite use of the database as: Education Commission of the States (ECS) State Policy Database, retrieved [date].

State Status/Date Level Summary
ORSigned into law 04/2014Postsec.Higher Education Omnibus
S.B. 1525
From analysis: Grants the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) authority to enter into and administer interstate agreements regarding provision of post-secondary distance education.

Clarifies the relationship between HECC and the Oregon Education ...

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COSigned into law 03/2014Postsec.Employment Contracts For Librarians
H.B. 1256
Under current law, a state institution of higher education may enter into an unlimited number of term employment contracts of up to three years for certain classroom teaching appointments. The bill allows an institution to also enter into these types of employ...

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VATo governor 02/2014Postsec.Employee Benefits Plan
H.B. 757
Permits employees and their dependents to participate in the benefits plan offered by a benefits consortium consisting of five or more private educational institutions that have established a self-funded employee welfare benefit plan.
http://leg1.state.va.us/c...

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CASigned into law 10/2013P-12
Community College
Professional Development for Classified Employees
S.B. 590
From bill summary: Requires a local educational agency (including a charter school or community college district), if it expends funds for professional development for any schoolsite staff, to consider the needs of its classified school employees, as defined, ...

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ORSigned into law 08/2013Postsec.Postsecondary Staffing Ratio Reporting Adjustments
H.B. 2152
Amends existing law in defining employee group to include administrative, faculty, and nonprofessional faculty. Requires the board to use data available from a national post-secondary data collection system within the United States Department of Education and ...

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NJVetoed 08/2013P-12
Postsec.
Subcontracting in School Districts and Public Higher Education Institutions
S.B. 1191
Bill text: Regulates subcontracting by school districts and public higher education institutions. Prohibits school districts and public higher education organizations from subcontracting with an organization during the term of an existing collective bargaining...

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CASigned into law 09/2012P-12
Community College
Notice of Layoff to Classified Employees
A.B. 1908
From bill summary: Requires that written notice be given to a classified employee of a school district or community college district subject to layoff not less than 60 days before the effective layoff date if the termination date of a specially funded program ...

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CASigned into law 09/2012Community CollegeReporting of Creditable Hours by Part-Time Community College Instructors
S.B. 114
From final bill analysis: Beginning July 1, 2013, requires community college districts to submit collective bargaining agreements or employment agreements for part-time instructors and adult education instructors to the California State Teachers' Retirement Sy...

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PASigned into law 07/2012Postsec.Agreements for Economic Development
S.B. 1308
Authorizes the State System of Higher Education and its employees to enter into agreements for economic development advantageous to both the universities and employees. Provides for approval and notice of such agreements. Requires the State System and each uni...

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NVAdopted 06/2012Postsec.Licensing, Personnel, Instruction and Operations in Postsecondary Education
NAC 394.535, 380, 385, 390, 400, 405, 410, 415, 420, 427, 435, 440, 445, 450, 485, 490, 522, 525, 535, 537, 540, 550, 560, 570, 575, 580, 600, 605, 610, 615, 623, 650, 655, 720, 735
Revises various provisions governing licensing, personnel, instruction, and operations in postsecondary education. http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Division/Legal/LawLibrary/NAC/NAC-394.html...

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COSigned into law 04/2012Postsec.Employment Contracts Non-tenure-track Professors
H.B. 1144
The bill authorizes each system of higher education and each campus of each state institution of higher education to employ an unlimited number of non-tenure-track classroom teachers under renewable 5-year employment contracts. The employment contract must inc...

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FLSigned into law 04/2012Postsec.Florida College System Personnel Records
S.B. 878
Amends definition of "limited-access records" for Florida College System. Requires records maintained for investigating employee misconduct to become public either after the investigation ceases to be active, the institution has concluded the investigation, or...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Internet Access to Faculty Information for General Academic Teaching Institutions
H.B. 736 - Internet Access to Faculty Information for General Academic Teaching Institutions
Requires that each general academic teaching institution make public on the institution's Web site the following information: (1) the student/faculty ratio; (2) the percentage of all full-time equivalent faculty
members with teaching responsibility who are ten...

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NVSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Private Postsecondary Education
A.B. 40
Existing law requires certain persons who apply for employment or a contract with a private postsecondary educational institution to submit a completed fingerprint card that must be taken by an agency of law enforcement and authorization for the postsecondary ...

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MISigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Financial Transparency/Faculty Rights
H.B. 4325 - Postsecondary Provisions
From Legislative Staff Summary: Requires colleges to develop on a publically accessible Internet site a comprehensive report categorizing all institutional general fund expenditures. Provides that a college must not take disciplinary action against an employe...

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ILAdopted 05/2011Postsec.Resolution re: Faculty Furloughs and Tuition Waiver Programs
H.R. 326
Urges Governor Pat Quinn, the Board of Higher Education, and all public universities in the state to do all that is in their power to prevent the furlough of instructors and professors, and resolves that public universities should examine their financial abili...

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MDSigned into law 05/2011Postsec.Task Force to Study the Impact of Adjunct Faculty on Graduation Rates at Historically Black Institutions
S.B. 347
Creates the Task Force to Study the Impact of Adjunct Faculty on Graduation Rates at Historically Black Institutions in the State. Requires the task force to make specified findings and recommendations, and report to the governor and specified committees by Ja...

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CAVetoed 10/2009Postsec.State Whistleblower Protection Law
S.B. 219
Relates to State Whistleblower Protection Law law which authorizes a University of California employee or applicant for employment to recover damages caused by acts of reprisal, retaliation, threats or coercion only if the university failed to reach a decision...

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TXIssued 09/2009Postsec.Higher Education Cost Efficiencies
E.O. RP73
Directs the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, in cooperation with Texas public institutions of higher education, to undertake a comprehensive review of opportunities for achieving cost efficiencies, including:
--State funding based on student course c...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Administrator and Teacher Salaries
H.B. 2235
Requires the governing board of each school district, public university, and community college to report to the state board of education or board of higher education the base salary and benefits, including vacation days, sick days, bonuses, annuities and retir...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009Postsec.
Community College
Faculty and Staff Political Displays
H.B. 899
Provides that a university or community college may not prohibit any faculty or staff member from: (1) displaying political buttons, stickers, or patches while on university or community college property provided such display is for a purpose relevant to the s...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009Postsec.
Community College
Rights of Postsecondary Faculty and Staff
H.B. 898
Provides that all faculty and staff members of a university or community college are free to communicate their views on any matter of private or public concern to any member of the legislative, executive or judicial branch of government, state or federal, with...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12
Postsec.
Mandatory Furloughs of Postsecondary Employees
H.B. 1 - Section 371.70.20
Authorizes the board of trustees of any state institution of higher education to adopt a policy providing for mandatory furloughs of employees, including faculty, to achieve spending reductions necessitated by institutional budget deficits. Page 2969 of 3120: ...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009Postsec.Faculty Members and Instruction; Exercise of Authority by Boards of Trustees
H.B. 1 - Section 371.30.10(C) and (D)
Requires boards of trustees of state-assisted institutions of higher education to ensure that faculty members devote a proper and judicious part of their work week to the actual instruction of students. Specifies that total class credit hours of production per...

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WISigned into law 06/2009Postsec.Labor Relations at the University of Wisconsin
A.B. 75
Enacts provisions related to labor relations and collective bargaining for faculty and academic staff at the University of Wisconsin. Establishes definitions, rights of employees to bargain collectively, and duties of the state, including the duty of the board...

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MOAdopted 08/2008Postsec.faculty certification
5 CSR 80-800.260
Amends rule to incorporate changes for Library Media Specialist. Updates certification requirements for Postsecondary Career Educators as of January 2008. http://www.dese.mo.gov/schoollaw/rulesregs/80800260.htm...

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LASigned into law 06/2008Postsec.
Community College
Personal Leave
H.B. 1325
Permits unclassified employees employed by a public postsecondary education management board to use up to two days sick leave each academic year for personal purposes. http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocument.asp?did=503380...

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KSSigned into law 05/2008Postsec.Partnership for Faculty of Distinction Program
H.B. 2343
Establishes the partnership for faculty of distinction program to encourage gifts by private donors to enhance the ability of eligible educational institutions to attract and retain faculty of distinction. Provides that under the program, the state will contri...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Whistleblower Act
H.B. 742
Amends the Whistleblower Act. Provides that an "employer" as defined in the act includes:
(1) A political subdivision of the state
(2) A unit of local government
(3) A school district, combination of school districts, or governing body of a joint agreement of ...

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INSigned into law 05/2007Postsec.
Community College
Postsecondary Diversity Committees
H.B. 1256
Creates a diversity committee at each state educational institution to review and approve employment policies concerning diversity; hear faculty and administration personnel complaints concerning diversity; makes recommendations to promote and maintain cultura...

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MOSigned into law 05/2007Postsec.
Community College
Postsecondary Institutions
S.B. 389 [Postsecondary Institutions]
Multiple provisions relating to higher education. Stipulates that in order to receive increases in state appropriations, two- and four-year institutions must work with the commissioner of higher education to establish agreed-upon competencies for certain entry...

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MTPassed 04/2007P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Study of Public Employee Retirement Systems
H.J.R. 59
Requests that the legislative council designate an appropriate interim committee or assign sufficient staff resources to study public employee retirements systems and produce a
legislator's guide on the state's public employee retirement plans that includes c...

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WASigned into law 04/2007Community College
Postsec.
Benefits for Part-Time Employees
H.B. 1644
Revises health care eligibility provisions for part-time academic employees of community and technical colleges. From Senate report: Part-time faculty working during the summer quarter are allowed to use the summer workload in calculating eligibility for conti...

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NMSigned into law [Partial Veto] 04/2007Postsec.
Community College
Faculty Endowment Fund Distributions
H.B. 983
Changes provisions and distributions of the faculty endowment fund. Reconciles conflicting amendments to the same section of laws by repealing laws 2003, chapter 379, section 1.
http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessions/07%20Regular/final/HB0983.pdf...

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NMSigned into law 04/2007Postsec.
Community College
Part-Time Faculty Pay Scale
H.B. 384
Directs the higher education department to work with public post-secondary educational institutions to establish a pay schedule for part-time faculty to be subject to legislative appropriation.
http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessions/07%20Regular/final/HB0384.pdf...

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UTSigned into law 04/2007P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Compensation
S.B. 228
Among other provisions, provides budget increases and decreases for the compensation of state employees not including school district personnel; Provides for a 3.5% cost of living allowance for state and higher education employees, not including judges and sch...

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VAPassed 02/2007Postsec.Attracting & Retaining Higher Education Faculty Assessment
H.J. 642
This joint resolution of the legislature requests the State Council of Higher Education to conduct as a follow up to the development of its new strategic plan, an assessment of Virginia's competitiveness in attracting and retaining faculty at Virginia's public...

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ILSigned into law 06/2006Postsec.Recruitment and Training of Masters-Prepared Nurses
H.B. 4461
Provides that the department of commerce and economic opportunity may conduct a study regarding the recruitment and training of masters-prepared nurses to serve as nursing school faculty. Provides for career track programs to officer advancement and rewards co...

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WISigned into law 05/2006Postsec.Postsecondary Teachers Negotiations
Act No. 373
Relates to ratification of the agreement negotiated between the state and the Teaching Assistants' Association, AFT, Local 3220, AFL-CIO, for the 2003- 05 biennium, covering employees in the program, project, and teaching assistants of the University of Wiscon...

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WISigned into law 05/2006Postsec.
Community College
Teaching Assistants Collective Bargaining
Act No. 374
Relates to ratification of the agreement negotiated between the state and the Teaching Assistants' Association, AFT, Local 3220, AFL-CIO, for the 2005- 07 biennium, covering employees in the program, project, and teaching assistants of the University of Wiscon...

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WISigned into law 05/2006Postsec.Milwaukee Graduate Assistants Association Collective Bargaining
Act No. 384
Relates to ratification of the agreement negotiated between the state and the Milwaukee Graduate Assistants Association, AFT/WFT, Local 2169, AFL- CIO, for the 2005-07 biennium, covering employees in the program, project, and teaching assistants of the Univers...

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TNSigned into law 05/2006Postsec.Misrepresentation of Academic Credentials
H.B. 3526
Concerns Education, Higher; requires public higher education institutions to place warnings concerning misrepresentation of academic credentials in catalogs, on Web sites, and in employment contracts for positions requiring academic credentials, constitutes a
...

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WVSigned into law 04/2006Postsec.
Community College
Experience Increments for Higher Education Faculty
S.B. 587
Provide public higher education faculty with an annual experience increment based on one year of service credit for each nine or more months of contracted employment during a calendar year. Currently, only classified and non-classified public higher education ...

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WASigned into law 03/2006Postsec.
Community College
Health Care Eligibility for Part-Time Employees
H.B. 2583
Declares an intent to provide for continuous health care eligibility for part-time academic employees based on averaging workload gained during the preceding academic year. Provides that part-time academic employees who have established eligibility as determin...

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KSSigned into law 03/2006Community College
Postsec.
Evaluation of Community College Employees
S.B. 436
Separates the statutes governing personnel evaluations for employees of community colleges from those for employees of school districts and area vocational-technical schools. Creates new section identifyingn the guidelines and criteria evaluation policies of ...

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UTSigned into law 03/2006Postsec.
Community College
Compensation of Higher Education Personnel
H.B. 4
Included in this bill are provisions that: Provide budget increases and decreases for the compensation of state employees not
including school district personnel; provide for a 2.5% cost of living allowance for state employees, judges, elected officials,
and...

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ILAdopted 02/2006Postsec.Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois Act
23 IAC 1080.100, 110, 200, 210, 220, 230, 300, 310, 320, 330
Establishes the Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois Program (DFI), which combines two former programs, the Illinois Consortium for Educational Opportunity Program (ICEOP) and the Illinois Minority Graduate Incentive Program (IMGIP). The purpose o...

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CAVetoed 09/2005Postsec.Whistleblower Protection at California State University
A.B. 708
An act to amend Section 8547.12 of the Government Code, relating to the California State University and whistleblower protection. Authorizes the California State University to employ an independent investigator on all complaints alleging reprisal, retaliation,...

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HISigned into law 06/2005P-12
Postsec.
Teacher Recruitment and Education
H.B. 844
Section 1: Establishes need for improvement in teacher recruitment, compensation, support and peer mentoring.

Section 2: Creates a new section establishing the Hawaii teacher cadet program fund, originally a department initiative, as a separate fund of the Ha...

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CTSigned into law 06/2005Postsec.University of Connecticut
S.B. 1050
Increases membership of board of trustees for the University of Connecticut from 19 to 21 to reflect additional two ex officio members, the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development and the chairperson of the University of Connecticut Health Center Bo...

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WASigned into law 04/2005Community College
Postsec.
Part-Time Faculty
S.B. 5087
Finds that part-time faculty play important roles in community and technical institutions. Requires the state board for community and technical colleges to convene a task force to conduct a review and update of the best practices audit of compensation packages...

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KSSigned into law 04/2005Postsec.
Community College
Classified Service Positions
S.B. 74
Authorizes the state board of regents to allow any state institution of higher education to convert all classified staff employee positions or any portion thereof in the institution to the unclassified service of state employment. Those classified staff employ...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005Community College
Postsec.
Two Year Institutions of Higher Education
H.B. 1376
Establishes a growth pool of 200 non-classified and 100 classified positions for two-year institutions of higher education, to be used by these institutions in the event that these institutions' personnel service needs during the 2005-2007 biennium exceed the ...

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ARSigned into law 03/2005Postsec.Higher Education Alternate Retirement Plans
S.B. 138
Provides that colleges or universities may increase the employer contribution rate for higher education alternate retirement plans to equal the employer contribution rate under the teacher retirement system. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/pub...

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IDSigned into law 03/2005Postsec.Funding Equity, Faculty Teaching and Research, and Faculty Turnover
S.B. 1187
Appropriates funds to postsecondary institutions and programs in the state.

"The Legislature agrees with the State Board of Education that achieving funding equity among Idaho's four year institutions of higher education is an important goal. The Legislatur...

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NDSigned into law 03/2005Postsec.
Community College
Teaching Requirements
H.B. 1364
The state board of higher education shall create a policy for all institutions under its control, relating to the assessment of faculty and teaching assistant communication skills, including the ability to speak English clearly and with good pronunciation, the...

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UTSigned into law 03/2005P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Unused Sick Leave at Retirement Amendments
H.B. 213
Relates to unused sick leave at retirement; provides that after a specified date, new sick leave hours may not be accumulated for future use under the current Sick Leave Retirement Option Program; provides for a five-year phase out of the guaranteed continuing...

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MTRule Adoption 12/2004P-12
Postsec.
Out Of State Attendance Agreements
ARM 10.10.301C
Relates to out-of-state attendance agreements. The superintendent of public instruction shall
provide payment of the amount calculated in (4)(a), but not
more than the amount of tuition paid by the district for
resident students who attended school out-of-stat...

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ILSigned into law 10/2004Postsec.Definition: Graduate Teaching Assistants
S.B. 1070
Amends the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act. Makes a change in a section concerning definitions to include graduate students who are research assistants or teaching assistants performing pre-professional duties. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicac...

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MASigned into law 10/2004Postsec.Retirement and Research Faculty Salaries
H.B. 2873
Relates to providing creditable service for retirement purposes for certain research faculty employed at the University of Massachusetts. Provides that any member employed by the University and subsequently directed to accept employment with an institute or fo...

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CAVetoed 09/2004Postsec.
Community College
Tenure Track vs. Temporary Faculty
A.B. 242
Requires the board of governors and the trustees, and would request the regents, to adopt policies regarding the appropriate balance of temporary and permanent/tenure-track faculty for their respective systems and to report these respective policies, and the r...

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CASigned into law 09/2004Community College
Postsec.
Community Colleges: Funding
A.B. 1417
Requires the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges to provide recommendations to the Legislature and Governor regarding the design of a workable structure for annual evaluation of district-level performance. Sets forth criteria with which a c...

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CASigned into law 09/2004Community College
Postsec.
Community College Faculty Benefits
A.B. 3076
Excludes community college faculty members from mandatory membership in the Defined Benefit Program as long as they are defined as temporary employees. Makes related technical and conforming changes with respect to the Cash Balance Benefit Program. http://www...

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ALIssued 08/2004P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Governor's Commission on Education Spending
Executive Order No. 02-2003
The governor issued Executive Order No. 02-2003 on January 30, 2003, creating the Governor's Commission of Education Spending. The Commission was to engage in a thorough examination of how education dollars have been spent in Alabama during the past ten years....

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ILSigned into law 08/2004Postsec.
Community College
Diversifying Higher Faculty Program Act
S.B. 3107
Amends the Illinois Consortium for Educational Opportunity Act. Changes the short title to the Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois Program. Provides that institutions that grant doctoral degrees must have representatives on the Board. Makes chang...

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RIBecame law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 07/2004Postsec.
Community College
Retirement System Contributions
H.B. 7948
Raises the amount of part-time gross pay retired professors and teachers may earn from employment by a state college of the department of education from $12,000 to $18,000....

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TNSigned into law 06/2004Postsec.
Community College
Higher Education Layoffs and Reorganizations
H.B. 2644
Adds a new section of law. Requires the board of trustees of the university of Tennessee and the Tennessee board of regents to adopt policies to govern reductions in force that could result in employee layoffs or terminations at their respective institutions o...

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TNSigned into law 06/2004Postsec.
Community College
Higher Education False Credentials
H.B. 433
Prohibits the use of false credentials in higher education. http://www.legislature.state.tn.us/bills/currentga/Chapter/PC0825.pdf...

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OKSigned into law 06/2004Postsec.
Community College
Teachers Retirement System
H.B. 2226
Adds a new section of law. Enacts the Alternate Retirement Plan for Eligible Employees of Participating State Institutions of Higher Education Act of 2004. Alternate retirement plans, shall, for eligible employees and electing employees, provide retirement and...

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IDSigned into law 04/2004Postsec.
Community College
Postsecondary Education Appropriations
H.B. 768
Appropriates funds to the State Board of Education and the Board of Regents of the University of Idaho; requires the state board of education to track faculty, nonfaculty exempt and classified employees turnover; provides legislative intent regarding funding e...

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WASigned into law 03/2004Postsec.Paying Part Time Faculty at Institutions
H.B. 2383
Provides that a bargained contract at an institution of higher education may include a provision for paying part-time academic employees on a pay schedule that conincides with all the paydays used for full-time academic employees....

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ARSigned into law 12/2003Postsec.Position Growth Pool
S.B. 3
Establishes a growth pool of positions for the two year institutions of higher education of non- classified and classified positions to be used in situations where the need for positions exceeds the specific number of positions assigned to an institution. http...

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ORTemporary Rule Adoption 12/2003Postsec.Use of Employee's Social Security Numbers
OAR 580-021-0044
Establishes temporary rules relating to the use of employee's social security numbers for non-mandatory purposes. Describes information that must be included in a request for disclosure of an employee's social security number for voluntary purposes, protection...

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CASigned into law 10/2003Community College
Postsec.
Community Colleges: Part-time Faculty
A.B. 654
Expresses the intent of the Legislature and various policy preferences of the Legislature with respect to part-time community college faculty. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/bill/asm/ab_0651-0700/ab_654_bill_20031012_chaptered.html...

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CASigned into law 10/2003P-12
Community College
Postsec.
School Teachers & Community College Employees: Military Duty
S.B. 259
Authorizes the governing board of a school district or a community college district to approve compensation for all employees who are called to active military duty, without reference to any particular conflict or crisis. Provides the credential of a certifica...

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CASigned into law 08/2003Postsec.California State University: Disability Retirement
A.B. 908
Requires the Trustees of the California State University to provide disability retirement temporary disability allowances for employees of California State University in a manner similar to what is required in existing law by other state employers. http://www....

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ILSigned into law 08/2003Postsec.Educational Labor Relations Act
S.B. 1360
Amends the Labor Relations Act to restore a provision that provides the sole appropriate bargaining unit for academic faculty at the University of Illinois will be a unit comprised of non-supervisory academic faculty employed more than half-time and that inclu...

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CASigned into law 08/2003P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Classified School Employees: Reclassification
A.B. 1070
Decreases all 3 year time requirements to reclassify classified school employees under a merit system of a school district or community college district, to 2 years. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/postquery?bill_number=ab_1070&sess=CUR&house=B&author=laird...

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ILSigned into law 07/2003Postsec.
Community College
Academic Employees of Community College
H.B. 1457
Amends the Educational Relations Act to provide that an academic employee of a community college who provides less than 3 credit hours of instruction per academic semester is not an educational employee within the meaning of the Act. http://www.legis.state.il...

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FLSigned into law 06/2003P-12
Postsec.
Community College
School Board Member Employment
S.B. 958
Revises options for participants in the Community College Optional Retirement Program; revises certain limitations on positions for which district school boards may employ members after specified period of retirement; revises payroll contribution rates for def...

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CASigned into law 06/2003Postsec.
Community College
Community College Temporary Employees
S.B. 955
Prohibits service in professional ancillary activities by persons employed as temporary community college faculty, including, but not necessarily limited to, governance, staff development, grant writing, and advising student organizations, from being used for ...

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NJTo governor 06/2003Postsec.State Health Benefits Program Coverage
A.B. 3424
Allows part-time State employees and part-time faculty members at public institutions of higher education in this State to purchase State Health Benefits Program coverage....

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TXSigned into law 06/2003Postsec.Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
S.B. 286
Relates to the continuation and functions of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Addresses membership, procedures, conflict of interest, common course numbering, success initiative (Sec. 51.3062. SUCCESS INITIATIVE: Requires institutions to asses...

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HISigned into law 06/2003Postsec.Faculty Retirement Eligibility
H.B. 317
Allows a faculty member of State University with multiple part-time faculty appointments to meet eligibility requirements for membership in the Employee Retirement System; exempts faculty or lecturers employed at University of Hawaii who hold multiple part-tim...

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IAAdopted 05/2003Postsec.
Community College
Community College Faculty Licensure
281 IAC 21.3(1)
Updates rules governing community college faculty planning. Eliminates the state licensure requirement for community college faculty in lieu of each college developing a faculty plan. Eliminates the state licensure requirements for community college faculty th...

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MESigned into law 04/2003Postsec.Maine Labor Relations Board
H.P. 76 (LD 68)
Extends the jurisdiction of the Maine Labor Relation Board to Employees of Public Higher Education Institutions who have been employed less than six months. http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/billdocs/LD006801.doc...

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MSVetoed 04/2003P-12
Postsec.
State Personnel Board
H.B. 773
Removes the repeal on the State Personnel Board; provides that the State Board of Education may increase the salary of the State Superintendent of Public Education upon the approval of the State Personnel Board. Exempts state superintendent of education from ...

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IASigned into law 04/2003Postsec.
Community College
Community Colleges Teachers and Administrators Defined
H.F. 341
Specifies that a "teacher" in a community college includes anyone who is an instructor, but does not include an adjunct instructor; a librarian, including anyone who is a learning resource specialist or a media specialist; or a counselor.
http://www.legis.stat...

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NMSigned into law 04/2003Postsec.Endowed Chairs
H.B. 756
Relates to higher education; provides for additional endowed chairs at major research institutions for the purpose of economic development; makes an appropriation....

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NCSigned into law 04/2003P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Community College Shared Leave
H.B. 432
Provides that state employees, public school employees, and community college employees may share leave voluntarily....

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NJSigned into law 06/2002P-12
Postsec.
Part-Time Faculty
A.B. 459
Requires a report and recommendations to and a public hearing of the Senate and Assembly committees with respect to certain information regarding part- time faculty, lecturers and adjunct faculty at public institutions of higher education....

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KSSigned into law 04/2002Postsec.
Community College
Act concerning early retirement incentive programs
S.B. 375
Amends existing law to include that any community college Board of Trustees may establish an early retirement incentive program for employees younger than the normal retirement age of 65 and repeals the need for a use of an actuary; establishes report requirem...

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WAEnrolled 04/2002Postsec.Collective bargaining for University of Washington employees who are enrolled in academic programs
HB 2540
Act to promote collective bargaining for graduate teaching assistants and university employees enrolled in academic programs. Enumerates which employees can serve as a bargaining unit and lists those things outside the scope of bargaining....

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IASigned into law 04/2002Postsec.
Community College
Community College Quality Faculty Plans and Related Activities
H.B. 2394
Eliminates licensure of community college faculty and instead requires each college to develop a plan for hiring and developing quality faculty. The act specifies various components that must be part of the plan (implementation schedule, orientation for new f...

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NMSigned into law 03/2002Postsec.Faculty Endowment Fund
S.B. 14
Creates the Faculty Endowment Fund; provides matching funds to create endowed chairs, professorships and faculty development programs to attract and retain the highest quality faculty. ...

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NVSigned into law 06/2001Postsec.Faculty Contracts
S.B. 543
Requires the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada to establish policies governing the contracts that faculty members and employees of the system may enter into or benefit from; authorizes such faculty members and employees to enter into or benefit from...

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WVSigned into law 06/2001Postsec.Salary Increases Don't Apply to Higher Education
H.B. 307C
Clarifies that the general salary increases for state employees passed during the 2001 Legislative Session are not applicable to those state employees who are employed within the Higher Education System of the State and the Judicial or Legislative branches of ...

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TXSigned into law 05/2001Postsec.Faculty Compensation Disparity Study and Report
H.B. 2397
Requires the board to conduct a study and make findings and recommendations the board considers appropriate regarding any disparity between the salary and benefits received by part-time faculty members and the salary and benefits received by full-time faculty ...

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TXSigned into law 05/2001Postsec.Merit Pay for Faculty
H.B. 1545
One section of H.B. 1545, Sec. 51.962, allows merit salary increases. An institution of higher education may grant merit salary increases, including one-time merit payments, to employees described by this section. An institution of higher education may pay m...

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TXSigned into law 05/2001Postsec.Faculty Contracts
H.B. 1127
Relates to procedures governing employment contracts for faculty members at public institutions of higher education. An institution of higher education is not required to provide an annual contract to tenure or tenure-track faculty, but must provide tenure an...

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MTSigned into law 04/2001P-12
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Public Employee Retirement Systems
H.B. 116
Revises the defined contribution plan provisions under the public employees retirement system; limits liability; revises the allocation of current contributions to an education fund; revises how family law orders and execution of withholding and support obliga...

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WASigned into law 04/2001P-12
Postsec.
Reasonable Assurance of Employment
S.B. 5316
Relates to reasonable assurances of employment for employees of educational institutions of higher learning....

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WAApproved by voters 11/2000P-12
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Ballot Initiative: Cost-of-Living Adjustments
V. 27
INITIATIVE 732; Provides annual cost-of-living salary adjustments to school district employees, academic employees of community and technical college districts, and certain employees of technical colleges; bases the annual increase on the consumer price index....

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RIBecame law without governor's signature 07/2000P-12
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Special Legislative Commission
H.B. 6968
(Joint Resolution); Extends the reporting date of the special legislative commission to study the feasibility of allowing unionized classified employees at all higher education institutions to be able to negotiate directly with Rhode Island Board of Governors....

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LASigned into law 07/2000Postsec.Reemployment of Retired Postsecondary Faculty
H.B. 18B
Removes the waiting period and lessons the earnings limit applicable upon reemployment of certain retired employees of colleges and universities who have attained at least age 62....

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RIBecame law without GOVERNOR'S signature 07/2000P-12
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Part Time Professors/Teachers
S.B. 2376
Raises the amount of part time gross pay retired professors and teachers may earn from employment by a state college or the Department of Education....

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LASigned into law 06/2000P-12
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Pay Increases for Teachers and Faculty
H.B. 30B
Goal is to increase pay for elementary and secondary teachers in amount necessary (determined by legislature) to annually achieve statewide average equal to the Southern Regional Education Board average. Same applies to postsecondary faculty. Provides 4% for...

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OHSigned into law 06/2000Postsec.Intellectual Property, Institutional Interest
S.B. 286
Permits the Board of Trustees of a State college or university to establish rules that describe circumstances in which an employee of that institution may solicit or may be given a financial interest in any firm, corporation, or other association to which the ...

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TNSigned into law 05/2000P-12
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Employment of Non-Citizens
S.B. 2939
Allows non-citizens to be employed at public schools and colleges in Tennessee....

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KSSigned into law 04/2000Postsec.Faculty of Distinction Program
H.B. 2476
The Kansas partnership for faculty of distinction program was established to encourage gifts by private donors to enhance the ability of eligible educational institutions to attract and retain faculty of distinction. The program shall be administered by the st...

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TNSigned into law 03/2000Postsec.Faculty
H.B. 2227
Relates to higher education; repeals requirement that supreme court directly review by appeal decree of chancery court involving tenured faculty member dismissed or suspended for cause....

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WASigned into law 03/2000Postsec.Sick Leave/Community Colleges
S.B. 6811
Provides for sick leave and leave sharing for part-time academic employees at community and technical colleges; declares that part time academic employees of community and technical colleges shall receive sick leave to be used for the same illnesses, injuries,...

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WASigned into law 03/2000Postsec.Faculty Awards Tied to Development
S.B. 6770
Allows exceptional faculty awards to be used for faculty development and inservice training; relates to colleges....

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