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From the ECS State Policy Database
Postsecondary Faculty--Tenure


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State Status/Date Level Summary
CAVetoed 09/2012Postsec.Faculty Tenure at California State University and University of California
A.B. 2132
From bill summary: Expresses legislative intent that the California State University and the University of California develop and adopt tenure policies aimed at encouraging and rewarding service, both to the campus community and to the community outside of the...

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TNSigned into law 05/2012Postsec.Faculty Tenure
S.B. 3023
Allows the chancellor to award back pay to a tenured faculty member, in the event that a court finds dismissal was inappropriate.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/107/Bill/SB3023.pdf...

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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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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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ALSigned into law 05/2011P-12
Postsec.
Employer and Employee Rights
S.B. 310
Establishes the Students First Act of 2011. Establishes the purposes of this act. Provides definitions. Provides no action may be proposed or approved based upon the personal or political reasons of the employer, chief executive officer or governing board. Est...

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MTPassed 04/2011Postsec.Posttenure Review
S.J.R. 11
A joint resolution urging the Montana Board of Regents of Higher Education to require ongoing posttenure review for Montana University teachers and urging the Board of Regents to require university presidents or chancellors to report to the Board of Regents on...

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CASigned into law 09/2010Postsec.
Community College
Part-Time and Temporary Faculty
A.C.R. 138
Expresses legislative intent that part-time and temporary faculty receive pay and benefits that are equal to those of specified tenured and tenure-track faculty, to the extent funding is provided, and that the California Community Colleges increase the percent...

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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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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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MASigned into law 08/2002Postsec.Authorizing Quincy College to adopt a six-year tenure system
HB 4695
Act sets the teacher career path at Quincy College. Teachers with 0-3 years of experience are non-tenured, after three years teachers achieve "instructor" status. After six years, a teacher is considered a "professor" and gains all rights and privileges acco...

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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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