HB1893 Establishes procedures encouraging English proficiency in college professors.
Sponsor: Barry, Joan (100) Effective Date:00/00/0000
CoSponsor: Campbell, Marsha (39) LR Number: 3489L.01I
Last Action: COMMITTEE: EDUCATION - HIGHER
03/01/2000 - Executive Session Held (H)
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HB1893
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HB 1893 -- English Proficiency of College Professors

Co-Sponsors:  Barry, Campbell, Graham (24), Backer, Kennedy

This bill requires all state universities and colleges,
including the University of Missouri and all community colleges,
to file by January 1 of each year a certification with the
Coordinating Board for Higher Education stating that all
instructional faculty members whose native language is not
English are proficient in the English language.  This
requirement applies to instructional faculty hired after August
28, 2000, or subsequent to the last annual certification.  The
bill's provisions do not apply to the instruction of foreign
languages or to special arrangement courses, such as independent
study courses.  All state colleges and universities and all
community colleges are authorized to evaluate their
instructional faculty for oral, aural, and written fluency in
English in the classroom in order to make the required
certification.  These institutions are required to provide an
annual report to the General Assembly documenting (1) the
procedures established to guarantee faculty proficiency in
written and spoken English, and (2) the procedures established
to inform students of grievance procedures regarding instructors
who are not able to speak English.  Students may file a
complaint alleging a violation of the bill's provisions with the
office of president of the higher education institution.  Each
president is required to investigate the complaints; each
president must also report the complaints and any action taken
in response to the complaints to the coordinating board on an
annual basis.


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