A. In making employment decisions, a university or community college shall take into account a faculty member’s competence and appropriate knowledge in the field of that faculty member’s expertise in order to foster a learning environment that respects a plurality of methodologies and perspectives.  A university or community college shall not make employment decisions on the basis of a faculty member’s political or religious beliefs.

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 15-1896

  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.

B. A university or community college shall not exclude a faculty member from tenure or search committees or hiring committees on the basis of that faculty member’s political or religious beliefs.

C. For the purposes of this section:

1. "Community college" has the same meaning prescribed in section 15-1401.

2. "University" means a university under the jurisdiction of the Arizona board of regents.