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Legislative finding, declaration and intent   

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(a) The Legislature finds and declares that there is a need to encourage policies that enhance the quality of teaching within the segments of higher education.

(b) It is the intent of the Legislature that the University of California adopt and enforce policies and procedures which ensure that quality teaching is an essential criterion, along with research, in the evaluation of faculty for appointment, retention, promotion, and tenure. It is also the intent of the Legislature that the California State University and the governing board of each community college district adopt and enforce policies and procedures that ensure that teaching is given primacy in the evaluation of faculty for appointment, retention, promotion, and tenure.

(c) It is further the intent of the Legislature that the governing board of each public institution of higher education ensure that teaching is an essential criterion in the review of tenured faculty members.

(Added by Stats. 1991, Ch. 1198, Sec. 10.)