OLR Bill Analysis

sSB 42

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

SUMMARY:

This bill expands, from seven members to 10, the size of the faculty advisory committee to the Board of Regents for Higher Education. It adds one administrative faculty member each from the Connecticut State University System, the community-technical colleges, and Charter Oak State College. It requires that these administrative faculty members provide direct student services. It specifies that the other committee members must be teaching faculty.

The bill also requires that committee members and alternates be elected, by October 1, 2013, through a uniform, fair, and open system-wide election by each constituent unit's faculty governance body. For Charter Oak, it requires election by a majority vote of its academic council. Current law requires 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 bill also specifies that labor union participation in the elections is not required.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2012

COMMITTEE ACTION

Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute

Yea

19

Nay

0

(03/06/2012)