GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA

SESSION 2015

S 1

SENATE BILL 593

 

 

Short Title: Improve Professor Quality/UNC System.

(Public)

Sponsors:

Senators McInnis (Primary Sponsor); and Brock.

Referred to:

Rules and Operations of the Senate.

March 30, 2015

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED

AN ACT TO improve the quality of instruction at the constituent institutions of the university of north carolina.

The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:

SECTION 1. G.S. 116‑11 is amended by adding a new subdivision to read:

" 116‑11. Powers and duties generally.

The powers and duties of the Board of Governors shall include the following:

(8c) The Board of Governors shall adopt a policy applicable to all the constituent institutions that requires all professors teach a minimum of eight class courses per academic year. The salary of any professor who teaches less than the required number of classes shall be reduced on a pro rata basis, but may be supplemented with the proceeds of the constituent institution's endowment fund. The policy shall also require an annual independent audit of each constituent institution to determine compliance.

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SECTION 2. G.S. 116‑36(b) reads as rewritten:

"(b) It is not the intent of this section that the proceeds from any endowment fund shall take the place of State appropriations or any part thereof, but it is the intent of this section that those proceeds shall supplement the State appropriations to the end that the institution may improve and increase its functions, may enlarge its areas of service, and may become more useful to a greater number of people. Notwithstanding the previous sentence, the proceeds of an endowment fund may be used to supplement the salary of a professor whose salary has been reduced pursuant to G.S. 116‑11(8c)."

SECTION 3. This act is effective when it becomes law and applies to academic years beginning on or after July 1, 2015.