PA 14-208—sSB 402

Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee

Government Administration and Elections Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING FACULTY REPRESENTATION ON THE BOARD OF REGENTS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION

SUMMARY: This act requires the Board of Regents for Higher Education's (BOR) faculty advisory committee (FAC) vice-chairperson to serve as an ex-officio, nonvoting BOR member for a two-year term but excludes the vice-chairperson from BOR executive sessions. It also makes technical changes.

Under existing law, the FAC chairperson is an ex-officio, nonvoting member and is similarly excluded from executive sessions. Executive sessions are those from which the public is excluded while committee members discuss topics such as specific employees, pending legal claims or litigation, security strategy, real estate transactions, or public records exempt from the Freedom of Information Act.

BOR is the governing body for the Connecticut State University System, regional community-technical colleges, and Charter Oak State College. The board has 15 voting and five ex-officio, non-voting members besides the FAC vice-chairperson. The FAC assists BOR in performing its statutory functions and consists of 10 members representing the institutions governed by BOR.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2014

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