Joint Committee on Public Service

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

An Act relative to part-time higher education faculty eligibility in the state retirement system

S. 1383

This bill would allow part-time faculty of one or more state higher education institutions, including a division of continuing education, to be eligible for membership in the state-retirement system.  This legislation is limited to faculty members who teach at least two three-credit courses per semester or four three or more credit courses per calendar year, at one or more higher education institutions. 

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