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  • NJ A412
  • Makes various changes to tenure of faculty and other professional staff at State and county colleges.
Introduced
(1/27/2016)
In Committee
(1/27/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill amends "The State and County College Tenure Act," P.L.1973, c.163 (C.18A:60-6 et seq.) to: (1) confer academic rank at State colleges on three new titles; and (2) require that members of the professional staff under certain situations be offered contracts of no more than five years in length. The bill also amends P.L.2013, c.235 to provide that a State college may not grant faculty tenure upon hire to a person hired for an administrative position. Under current law, a faculty member is defined as any full-time member of the teaching staff appointed with academic rank. The titles that receive academic rank currently are: instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, and professor. This bill would convey academic rank at State colleges on the additional titles of lecturer, instructional specialist, and clinical specialist. Employees with these titles would then be eligible for tenure. State law provides that members of the professional staff not holding faculty rank, who are employed in a college for five consecutive academic years or for the equivalent of five academic years within a period of any six consecutive academic years, may be offered contracts of no more than five years in length. During this period, the professional staff member receives contractual tenure. This bill would require colleges to offer contracts of no more than five years to eligible members of the professional staff who are employed for the requisite number of years. Under current law, a State college may grant tenure upon hire to a new faculty member if he was previously under tenure at an accredited four-year institution of higher education. This bill provides that faculty tenure upon hire may not be granted to a person hired for an administrative position.
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Assembly Higher Education Hearing (10:00 10/6/2016 Committee Room 15, 4th Floor)  (on 10/6/2016)
 
 
Date Chamber Action Description
10/6/2016 Assembly Higher Education Hearing (10:00 10/6/2016 Committee Room 15, 4th Floor)
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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