An Act establishing fair treatment of adjunct faculty

This bill requires that all part-time faculty who carry at least a 50 percent teaching load can obtain health insurance, that part-time
faculty receive pay that is equal, on a pro rata basis, to that of full-time faculty, and be eligible for participation in the state
retirement plan. It is meant to remedy the current over-reliance on adjunct faculty by requiring, by the school year beginning in 2021, all public higher education institutions increase the share of courses taught by full-time, tenure and tenure-track faculty so that at least 75
percent of three or more credit undergraduate courses offered on each campus be taught by tenured or tenure-track faculty. It also increases the number of full-time faculty by requiring that current part-time faculty be given priority consideration for any future fulltime, tenure-track positions that become available.