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Faculty rights tip of the week: Lecturer reclassification to a higher salary

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This weekly CFA Headlines feature offers a brief “faculty rights tip” or short information piece about the faculty contract.

LECTURER RECLASSIFICATION TO A HIGHER SALARY

Many Lecturers are not given information about the CSU salary ranges at the time of their initial appointment. In some cases, they may be appointed at a salary below that for which they are academically qualified. Each time a Lecturer’s appointment is renewed for all three appointment types (term, 1-year, and 3-year appointments), there is an opportunity to request a reclassification to a higher salary. See Articles 12.9 and 12.11 of the contract.

Many 3-year Lecturers are unaware that their opportunity to ask for a higher salary only comes around every three years and that they should approach their chair in the last Spring term before a roll-over 3-year appointment. 

There is nothing in the Collective Bargaining Agreement that prevents such a request. While it may not necessarily be granted, it is appropriate to make such a request when the new appointment letter comes.

For more information on how Lecturers may apply for a reclassification to a higher salary at each new appointment, we urge you to contact your local CFA chapter faculty rights representative.

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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