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Without lecturers performing unpaid work for the CSU, students would go without letters of recommendation, programs would go without coordinators, and Academic Senates would have no representation from lecturers – among other losses. As we improve our contract with each negotiation cycle, efforts continue toward the goal of reaching the ideal of “no free work.”

There is a new provision in the 2022-2025 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) which addresses the problem of lecturers performing work that exceeds our teaching (or counseling, coaching, or library) assignments.

Article 20, section titled, “Assigned Time for Temporary Faculty Unit Employees Performing Institutional Service,” states:

For each fiscal year of this agreement, CSU campuses will collectively provide a pool of 500 WTUs for each academic year, allocated based on campus full-time equivalent students (FTES), to provide assigned time to Temporary Faculty Unit Employees who perform institutional service that support the CSU’s priorities.  Such WTUs shall not be included as part of a temporary faculty member’s future entitlement base, except where such WTUs were utilized to satisfy the time base entitlement. The allocation of the assigned time will be determined by the President (or designee), and the decision shall be final.

The allocation of the pool shall not result in less than 3 WTUs for any individual campus.

Unlike Article 20.37 (featured in last week’s faculty rights tip), these allocations are not carried out by the Academic Senate. Therefore, we advise that you contact your Faculty Rights Representative or your campus chapter’s Lecturer Representative to inquire about the process.

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