BILL REQ. #: H-2025.1
|State of Washington||58th Legislature||2003 Regular Session|
READ FIRST TIME 02/27/03.
AN ACT Relating to faculty salary increments for community and technical colleges; adding a new section to chapter 28B.50 RCW; and creating a new section.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
NEW SECTION. Sec. 1 The legislature finds that the community and
technical colleges offer quality, cost-effective instructional programs
to the citizens of the state. The legislature also finds that an
experienced, educated faculty, up-to-date in respective disciplines and
effective teaching techniques is vital to the quality of instruction.
The legislature further finds that a system of compensation for
academic employees that recognizes experience, education, and
continuing professional development will foster quality teaching. It
is the intent of the legislature that state appropriations be adjusted
to an amount which, together with faculty turnover savings, provides
for a fair and equitable funding of faculty salary increments.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 2 A new section is added to chapter 28B.50 RCW
to read as follows:
(1) Community and technical college boards of trustees shall award faculty salary increments based on local agreements developed under chapter 28B.52 RCW. Each biennium, the state board for community and technical colleges shall submit in its biennial budget request an amount of funds, which together with faculty turnover savings, is sufficient to cover the projected costs of increments for the community and technical college system. It is the intent of the legislature that the annual cost of salary increments under this subsection, exclusive of turnover savings, should be funded by legislative appropriation, not to exceed one and one-half percent of the faculty salary base. Upon receipt of a line item appropriation from the legislature, the state board for community and technical colleges shall distribute the funds to the college districts in a fair and equitable manner. Allocation from the state board for community and technical colleges shall recognize turnover savings.
(2) The state board for community and technical colleges shall convene a task force comprised of representatives from the state board, the presidents' organization, the trustees' organization, and the faculties' organization as defined by RCW 28B.52.020(7), which includes part-time and full-time faculty, to advise the state board on guidelines for the fair and equitable distribution of increment funds.