Culling the Iowa Faculty

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This proposed bill in the Iowa legislature reaches far past the abilities of my ‘word horde’:

Senate File 64 – Introduced

SENATE FILE 64

BY CHELGREN

A BILL FOR

An Act relating to the teaching effectiveness and employment of professors employed by institutions of higher learning under the control of the state board of regents.

 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:

Section 1. Section 262.9, subsection 25, Code 2015, is amended to read as follows:

a. Require that any professor employed by an institution of higher learning under the control of the board teach at least one course offered for academic credit per semester.

(1) Collaborate with the institutions of higher learning under the board’s control to develop and adopt the criteria and a rating system the institutions shall use to establish specific performance goals for professors and to evaluate the performance of each…

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