Lecturers' Council

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About Lecturers

Leslie Bryan, CFA Associate Vice President for Lecturers South
Jonathan Karpf, CFA Associate Vice President for Lecturers North

Lecturers—faculty with full- or part-time temporary appointments—are more than half of the faculty in the California State University system.

CFA represents all faculty in the CSU, including Lecturers.

Our relationship with the CSU administration is governed by the Collective Bargaining Agreement especially Articles 12 (Appointment), 15 (Evaluation), and 32 (Benefits).

We have summarized and annotated these articles and much else in the Lecturers’ Handbook, which gives an overview of lecturer rights and benefits.

The Lecturers’ Council, which is comprised of elected Lecturers’ Representatives from each campus, has become increasingly involved in the national and international movements of contingent academic labor.

The American Association of University Professors, to which CFA is affiliated, has done major research on this issue. CFA is a member of a broad network of activists, the Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor.