Resolution on Ways to Address Reductions in Work Available for Temporary Faculty

Resolution Number: RF03-220
September, 2003

Ways to Address Reductions in Work Available for Temporary Faculty

#RF03-220

WHEREAS    It

is now clear that the ongoing unprecedented budget crisis in California

will limit the work available to temporary faculty in the CSU generally and at

SFSU in particular; and

WHEREAS    This crisis offers faculty, including department chairs and

program directors, very few positive choices; and

WHEREAS    The

Academic Senate of SFSU has on many occasions stated its view that temporary

faculty should be accorded the same degree of respect accorded to permanent

faculty; therefore be it


RESOLVED  That the Academic Senate SFSU urge department chairs and program

directors to make a good-faith effort to protect the work assignments and the

welfare of currently-employed lecturers, including but not limited to such

actions as

·

asking lecturers to submit comprehensive lists

of all work for which they are qualified (e.g., classes they believe they are

qualified to teach) on the Application for Subsequent Temporary Faculty

Appointment;

·

distributing this form at the time they are

scheduling classes for the following semester until the budget crisis ends;

·

asking lecturers to provide accurate and current

contact information so they can be reached during semester breaks;

·

maintaining updated lists of all entitled

lecturers as well as those who have three-year appointments so they can be

notified if work becomes available, and making documented good-faith efforts to

contact these lecturers during winter and other breaks;

·

referring temporary faculty whose time-bases are

reduced to the office of Human Resources for information about matters such as

maintaining benefits; unemployment rights; retirement options; and further be

it

RESOLVED  That the Academic Senate SFSU urge all

temporary faculty to notify their chairs in writing, no later than the last day

of finals week each semester, that they are available for additional work

should it become available, and to consult CFA if they have questions about

entitlement, procedures for remaining in employment pools, or other such

questions; and further be it

RESOLVED  That the Academic Senate SFSU invite the

office of Human Resources to participate actively in all processes that might

reduce the negative effect of the crisis on all faculty and, indirectly,

students.

*** APPROVED by the Academic Senate at its meeting on November

18, 2003 ***