Faculty Rights Tip: What is Lecturer Range Elevation, and When/Why Should I Apply?

Lecturer range elevation refers to an increase in salary by movement from one salary range to the next. If granted, a range elevation brings a salary increase of at least 5% (Article 31.6).

Lecturers become eligible to apply for range elevation when they have been in their current salary range for at least five years and have no more eligibility for service salary increases (SSIs). Lecturers who are at or above the SSI maximum in their range and are no longer eligible for SSIs.

Campuses are required to notify lecturers who are eligible to apply for a range elevation at least 30 days prior to the campus deadline for submitting the range elevation application (see Article 12.18). However, we encourage lecturers to keep careful track of their potential eligibility and, when in doubt, to request information from their chairs and deans.

We encourage all eligible lecturers to apply for range elevation. To apply for range elevation, you should review your campus range elevation policy and timelines. You should also talk with your department chair, other lecturers, and local CFA advocates to learn more about what is expected for a successful application.

If you have more questions, contact your CFA campus lecturer representative or your campus CFA Field Representative

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