PA 12-7—sSB 42

Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING THE SELECTION PROCESS FOR MEMBERS OF THE FACULTY ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO THE BOARD OF REGENTS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION

SUMMARY: This act expands, from seven members to 10, the size of the faculty advisory committee to the Board of Regents for Higher Education. It requires the committee to have one administrative faculty member each from the Connecticut State University System (CSUS), the community-technical colleges (CTC), and Charter Oak State College. These administrative faculty members must provide direct student services. The act specifies that the other committee members be teaching faculty: three each from CSUS and CTC and one from Charter Oak. Prior law did not specify whether committee members had to be administrative or teaching faculty.

The act also specifies a date (October 1, 2013) by which committee members and alternates must be elected. It requires that CSUS and CTC members be elected through a uniform, fair, and open system-wide election by each constituent unit's faculty governance body. A majority vote of Charter Oak's academic council elects the members from that institution. Prior law required a system-wide election by each constituent unit's faculty senate. Presumably, the committee's current members can serve the remainder of their terms, which by law are for two years. The act also specifies that labor union participation in the elections is not required.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2012

OLR Tracking: TA: RC: PF: DY/ts