By Darryl R. Isherwood | June 28th, 2012 - 12:30pm
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When the Legislature takes up a bill outlining a proposed higher education reorganization plan later today, the legislation will inlcude several amendments hammered out by negotiators and agreed to by the Rutgers Board of Governors, who earlier today approved the legislation in principle.

Among the amendments proposed for approval today are one that would create a joint Board of Directors, whose authority would be subject to the policies of Rutgers.  That board would not have the authority to set tuition and fees for the Camden school.  

A new joint Board of Governors would  have authority only over the life and health sciences programs at Rutgers-Camden and Rowan.  The two schools will not be merged but will run joint programs. 

Both Rowan and Rutgers-Camden will each appropriate $3 million per year from its budget for administration of the board of directors.

The new board will be made up of nine members, three from the board of governors, two from the board of trustees and four residents of the state's southern counties appointed by the governor.

Earlier this morning, the Rutgers Board of Governors approved the reorganization plan, which includes the amendments set to be voted on today.   

In addition to the changes to the Camden-Rowan make-up, the amendments would create protection for current contracted employees, (the clinical law faculty at Rutgers-Camden and Rutgers Newark) who would be entitled to the same protections as tenured faculty.

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