Bill Status of HB2464 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: HIGHER ED-FACULTY TENURE
Rep. Deanne M. Mazzochi
| 3/27/2021||House||Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends various Acts relating to the governance of public universities in Illinois. Requires the governing board of each public university to ensure the existence of a tenure track for a defined percentage, to be set by board policy, of undergraduate faculty in which the criteria for securing tenure shall be predominantly devoted to (1) excellence in teaching, (2) demonstrated fluency with and competency in the foundational texts within the field being taught and the ability to convey them to students, (3) an instructional style that adapts readily to student needs, interests, and problems, and (4) the demonstration of a constant improvement mindset. Provides that the board shall have ultimate authority over the substantive decision of whether a specific individual should, or should not, secure tenure.