As summer approaches, we are reminded that there is a yearly rhythm and cycle to our work.

There are three types of “Work Years” in our Collective Bargaining Agreement:

  • Academic Year
  • Ten (10)-Month Work Year
  • Twelve (12)-Month Work Year

While the individual campuses have their own particular academic calendars, they must conform to the parameters set out in Articles 20.4, 20.5, and 20.6 of our Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Most faculty members are employed for Academic Years (AYs), not to exceed 180 days.

If you have an 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. 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.

  • Browse the faculty contract.
  • See an archive of Faculty Rights Tips.
  • If you have questions about a faculty rights tip or would like to suggest a tip, please write us with the subject line “Faculty Rights Tip.”
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