NFM Congressional Briefings

October 26, 2015

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National Legislative Databases

The Education Commission of the States (ECS)-Postsecondary Faculty is an interstate compact created in 1965 to improve public education by facilitating the exchange of information, ideas and experiences among state policymakers and education leaders. As a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization involving key leaders from all levels of the education system, ECS creates unique opportunities to build partnerships, share information and promote the development of policy based on available research and strategies.

National Conference of State Legislatures  – Education Bill Tracking Database

The National Conference of State Legislatures is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nation’s 50 states, its commonwealths and territories. NCSL provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues.

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Federal Issues, Policies & Legislation

State Issues, Policies & Legislation

California Part-time Faculty Association spearheaded AB 591, which passed the state legislature and allows contingent faculty to teach 67%. CPFA currently advocates for AB 852, the due process, rehire rights bill and AB 383, limiting full-time faculty to 50% overloads.


In Ohio part-time faculty at public institutions are excluded from the definition of employees eligible to bargain collectively.  In 2010 legislation to change that law was introduced, though it did not pass. Similar legislation was introduced again in 2013.


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