Council of Lecturers

CFA Lecturers' Council 2018

CFA Council of Lecturers

The CFA Council of Lecturers supports and promotes Lecturer rights through advocacy, outreach, and organizing.  The Council is composed of Lecturer Representatives from the CFA chapters on all 23 CSU campuses.

Leslie Bryan, CFA Associate Vice President for Lecturers South
Meghan O’Donnell, CFA Associate Vice President for Lecturers North

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

CFA represents all faculty members in the CSU, including Lecturers.

Our relationship with the CSU administration is governed by the Collective Bargaining Agreement, in particular 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 Council of Lecturers, 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.