As spring is underway and summer approaches, we are reminded that there is a yearly rhythm and cycle to our work. Now is also when administrators, at times, begin to ask faculty to “volunteer” to be part of summer projects and committees that perform service to the university.
There are three types of “Work Years” in our Collective Bargaining Agreement:
- Academic Year (AY)
- Ten (10)-Month Work Year
- Twelve (12)-Month Work Year
Most faculty members are employed for Academic Years (AYs) not to exceed 180 days.
If you have an academic year (AY) appointment, you are not required to perform “free work” during the summer – including trainings, workshops, webinars, or meetings related to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic (or any other topic).
If you are being asked to perform additional work during the summer months and your appointment is AY, CFA is here to support you and defend your workload rights. Want to learn more? Become active with your local CFA chapter Faculty Rights team. Find your representative here.