Lecturers

Legislative Update

Lecturers

By Kevin Roddy, UC Davis Lecturer and UC-AFT Vice-President for Legislation

The UC-AFT continued to work on a number of fronts in order to improve working conditions for all employees at the University of California; such efforts included contacts with legislators, drafting specific bills, and joining forces with other unions in promoting common interests. In this we have been helped by the California Federation of Teachers lobbying staff in Sacramento: Judy Michaels, Mike Weimer, and Dolores Sanchez. We have also received counsel and aid from CFT Political Director Kenneth Burt.

Lecturers' Professional Development Funding Program: Background

Lecturers | Professional development

By Michelle Squitieri, Field Representative, UC-AFT Local 1474

This article attempts to clarify the complexities of the Lecturers' Professional Development Funding program, is a collaborative effort between the University administration (which funds and oversees the program), UC-AFT (which bargained for it, ensures compliance with the MOU, and helps publicize it), and the Professional Development Funding Committee (which establishes and revises procedures and allocates the funds, subject to approval by University administrators).

Health Benefits Settlement: $640,000 Returned to UC Lecturers

Lecturers

Sent: Friday, September 29, 2006 2:51 PM
To: All UC lecturers
Subject: Health Benefits Settlement--$640,000 to be distributed to affected members of Unit 18

Attention NSF!

Some very good news (for a change)!

7. 2004-2005 PDF Grants

Lecturers

The Second Year

UCB LECTURERS’ PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND
GRANT WINNERS AND THEIR PROJECTS, 2004-2005

Sanjyot Mehendale, Near Eastern Studies

The PDF grant enabled me to travel to France to conduct research for a digital publication of a large collection of ivory and bone carvings discovered in the 1930s at the ancient site of Begram, Afghanistan. Most of these objects were pillaged from Kabul Museum. In cooperation with the Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative (ECAI) at UC Berkeley, I was able to construct a virtual collection of the Begram objects which combines text and images in a searchable database. It is the only extant complete record of these Begram finds. And it is designed to be accessible worldwide via the Internet, both to scholars and to the general public.

6. 2003-2004 PDF Grants

Lecturers

The First Year

UCB LECTURERS’ PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND
GRANT WINNERS AND THEIR PROJECTS, 2003-2004

Terry D. Johnson, Bioengineering

I am incorporating wireless and web-based teaching in my lab course, Bioengineering 115, and my summer course, Bioengineering 190. I used the grant to pay for a laptop and a MATLAB software license. My lectures for the current semester are available on my webpage, along with web links to animations, videos, etc.; all of which assist me in the classroom.

Christine Diehl, School of Education

Lecturers' PDF grants

Lecturers | Professional development

This article attempts to clarify the complexities of the Lecturers' Professional Development Funding program, which is a collaborative effort between the University administration (which funds and oversees the program), your union, UC-AFT (which bargained for it, ensures compliance with the MOU, and helps publicize it), and the Professional Development Funding Committee (which establishes and revises procedures and allocates the funds, subject to approval by University administrators).

Six-Year Review Overview

Lecturers | Performance reviews
  • Department conducts a review during the 15th quarter to determine if “instructional need” exists for a continuing appointment.
  • Instructional need exists if: (1) the department needs courses to be taught by the lecturer in an area in which the lecturer has taught; (2) the lecturer is qualified to teach the courses; and (3) a continuing appointee is not already expected to teach the course(s).
  • Lecturer is notified in writing by end of 15th quarter as to whether an instructional need exists.
  • If instructional need exists, department conducts a review prior to completion of six years of service.
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