2020 Legislative Priorities

The Council of Faculty seeks to establish a well-educated citizenry, enable a well-trained workforce, give all students the chance to reach their potential, and ensure a healthy, prosperous future for the state of Washington.

COF priorities for passage of these bills in the 2020 Legislative Session:

  1. HB 1079: Faculty member representation on the Board of Regents of the Research Universities
  2. SB 5504: Increasing state employee access to peer-reviewed journals
  3. HB 1755: Allowing regional universities to offer the EdD degree
  4. SB 6425: Establishing the American Indian cultural study grant

Other Issues of Interest 

We were pleased to see that SB 6492 (B & O tax reform) was passed and signed into law, so that the Washington College Grant funding will continue as planned.  On behalf of our students, we thank and congratulate the WA House, Senate and Governor Inslee for such timely action.

We would like to see increased state funding for College Work Study to the level of support of a decade ago.