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Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013 Signed by Governor Cuomo

Posted in Governance
On December 18, 2013, Governor Cuomo signed the Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013 (the “Act”) passed by the New York State Legislature this past July.  The Act will become effective July 1, 2014, and makes a number of significant changes to the law regarding nonprofit corporations.  These changes will affect virtually every nonprofit corporation in… Continue Reading

Adjuncts, Governance and Union Organizing

Posted in Employment, Faculty, Governance
In the private sector, most full-time (tenured/tenure track) faculty are currently considered “managerial” under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”), making them ineligible for the protections of the NLRA, including the right to organize and bargain collectively.  (Managers and supervisors are not considered “employees” under the NLRA.)  Managerial status does not preclude an institution from… Continue Reading

Sexual Misconduct and the Board: What Role?

Posted in Governance
There is no denying that sexual misconduct on campus is a major issue for all institutions today, from both a campus “quality of life” and a risk management perspective.  With all the attention sexual misconduct cases are generating, an appropriate question to consider is what role should the Board of Trustees play in these issues? … Continue Reading