Lecturer Resources

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Welcome to California State University, Dominguez Hills! Whether you are new to the University or returning as a a full-or part-time "temporary faculty unit employee", your role as a Lecturer (non-tenure-track) faculty position is a vital one. We are very pleased that you have joined the TORO family, and we look forward to your contribution to the University continued success.

Our aim is to support and develop the faculty community by creating a one-stop information point where you would be able to access all the information you are likely to need in relation to your employment at CSU Dominguez Hills. We hope you will find the resources on the Faculty Affairs and Development web site helpful throughout your employment at CSUDH. However, if you are unable to find the answer to your questions here, please feel free to contact the Office of Faculty Affairs and Development at (310) 243-3766.

Academic Senate

The Academic Senate plays an active part in academic governance at CSUDH. All full-and part-time faculty are welcome to attend and participate in the monthly Academic Senate meetings and serve on committees. Service on Senate committees helps you meet faculty from other parts of the campus creating interdisciplinary links, collaboration, and meaningful conversations.

Read Academic Senate minutes and attend its meetings to discover what is happening in faculty governance.

For more information, please go online at https://www.csudh.edu/academic-senate/.

Benefit, Pay, and Salary Resources

Benefits Resources

For further information, please contact the Payroll Services and Benefits Office at (310) 243-3769 or (310) 243-3005.


Salary Payment

Academic Year (AY) Lecturers are salaried positions and receive six pay warrants for each semester assignment.

Lecturer - Academic Year (Job Code: 2358)

Lecturer - 12 month (Job Code: 2359)


Other Pay Related Resources

  • Full-Time Temporary Faculty Additional Employment (125% rule or overload): CBA Article 36
  • Special Consultant (Job Code: 4660): An individual who is subject to the will and control of the University while performing special assignments of a temporary nature based on a particular knowledge, ability, or expertise. Individuals may be designated as Special Consultants only if no other appropriate CSU classification is available. Special Consultants are considered temporary employees of the University and are paid a daily salary regardless of the number of hours worked in a given day. Current CSU faculty who accept additional employment as Special Consultants are subject to the CSU Additional Employment Policy and Unit 3 Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement, both of which limit total employment within the CSU to a maximum of 125% of full-time.
  • Range Elevations: Only available to Lecturer faculty. Range elevation refers to an increase in salary by movement from one range to the next, e.g., Range A to B, B to C, or C to D. If the temporary faculty unit employee is granted a range elevation than it shall be increased by at least five percent (5%) on the salary schedule. Procedures on the lecturer (temporary faculty) range elevations can be found on the Academic Affairs policy, AAPS010.001 and the CFA/CSU Collective Bargaining Agreement, Articles 12.16-12.20 and 31.6.  

AAPS010.001: “Lecturers eligible for range elevation on the salary schedule shall be limited to those who have no more Service Salary Increase (SSI) eligibility in their current range, and have served five (5) years in their current range."

For further information, please contact the Office of Faculty Affairs and Development at (310) 243-3766.

California Faculty Association (CFA) - Unit 3

The California Faculty Association (CFA) represents all faculty in the CSU, including lecturers. The CFA website is https://www.calfac.org/csu-dominguez-hills (local website). The CSUDH CFA Chapter is located in SAC 2119.

Faculty relationships with the CSU administration are governed by the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), especially Articles 12 (Appointment), 15 (Evaluation), and 32 (Benefits).

The contract is available online at https://www2.calstate.edu/csu-system/faculty-staff/labor-and-employee-relations/Pages/default.aspx.

For lecturers, the CFA has also prepared a CFA Lecturers’ Handbook, available at https://www.calfac.org/lecturers-handbook.

Faculty Awards

Faculty Awards are presented each year to a select group of CSUDH faculty members, in recognition of outstanding achievement in a variety of areas.

We encourage you to review the specific guidelines for each award that you may be eligible for at: https://www.csudh.edu/faculty-affairs/faculty-awards/.

Faculty Orientation

Part-Time Lecturer

The department and/or college oversees the faculty orientation of the part-time Lecturers. For further information and schedule, please contact your Department Chair or College Dean.

Full-Time Lecturer

The Faculty Development Center (FDC) oversees the New Faculty Orientation (NFO) of the full-time Lecturers. For further information and schedule, please contact FDC at (310) 243-3148, LIB 1940 or fdcc@csudh.edu.

Lecturer Handbook

The Lecturer Handbook is intended for all full-and part-time temporary faculty unit employees. You will find general information on the University policy and procedures, faculty responsibilities, instructional support resources, and many other valuable sources during your employment at CSU Dominguez Hills.

We encourage you to review the handbook as-needed.

Online Instructional Support

Academic Technology

The Academic Technology group at CSUDH continues to add tools, technologies, and processes for improving pedagogy via the application of media technologies and “best practices.” The Academic Technologies team collaborates with the Faculty Development Center (FDC) to support instructors in creating, designing, redesigning, or adapting courses as defined by the instructor (instructional design, Blackboard Training, online learning, distance education, Educational Technology, Academic Technology, instructional technology, online teaching).

The Academic Technology department digitizes media into an audio or video format, uploads media file to a private media server, and provides faculty with a video hyperlink, which can be shared or embedded as needed.

New CSUDH faculty who do not have prior Blackboard teaching experience are encouraged to attend introductory training at the beginning of each semester.
  • Group training sessions are scheduled each semester/session.
  • Training can be scheduled by appointment.
  • Walk-in training can take place if Instructional Technologists are available.

For assistance, contact Reza Boroon, Academic Technology Director at (310) 243-2524, LIB-5723, or rboroon@csudh.edu.

Faculty Development Center (FDC)

The Faculty Development Center provides high-quality, reliable support for using technology in the learning process. In response to the changing needs of our university, FDC provides training, information, and workshops on the latest technologies, applications, software, and hardware. The Faculty Development Center provides pedagogical best practices using technology to enhance course goals and objectives.

For assistance, contact FDC at (310) 243-3148, LIB 1940 (University Library Art Gallery, on first floor of North University Library), or fdc@csudh.edu.

Perceived Teaching Effectiveness (PTE) - Student Survey

Temporary faculty unit employees courses are subject to being evaluated through the Perceived Teaching Effectiveness (PTE) process.

CSUDH uses a web-based system to administer the Perceived Teaching Effectiveness (PTE). Information from student evaluations of teaching effectiveness (PTE) is used as one element in assessing instructional effectiveness, as well as, to help facilitate the reappointment, tenure and promotion process.

To learn more about the Perceived Teaching Effectiveness (PTE) policy, process, schedule, and to view a sample of the student survey form, please visit the PTE site at https://www.csudh.edu/faculty-affairs/perceived-teaching-effectiveness-pte/.

Periodic Evaluations and CSUDH/CFA COVID-19 Agreement on Lecturer Evaluations and Appointments

Temporary faculty unit employees (full-and part-time) lecturers are subject to periodic evaluations pursuant to the CFA/CSU Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Each College oversees the evaluation of full-time and part-time Lecturers. Your Department and/or College will notify you about the department standards, timelines, and requested materials to be reviewed by the department chair and/or peer review committee (tenured faculty appointed), and appropriate administrator. Your department chair can provide you with the information you will need in preparation for the periodic lecturer evaluation. Please contact your department chair for further information and assistance.

Lecturers with appointments in more than one program/department will be evaluated by each program/department in which they have an appointment.

Lecturers Holding a (One Semester or Less) Appointment

A lecturer appointed for one semester or less shall be evaluated at the discretion of the department chair, or at the discretion of the appropriate administrator. The Lecturer may request that an evaluation be performed.

Lecturers Holding a (1-Year) Appointment

Lecturers (full-time and part-time) appointed for two (2) semesters or more, regardless of break in service, must be evaluated in accordance with the periodic evaluation procedure.

Lecturers Holding or Eligible for a (3-Year Contract) Appointment

Lecturers (full-time and part-time) holding three-year appointments shall be evaluated in the 3rd year of the appointment, but may be evaluated more frequently. The evaluation shall consider the entire 3-year appointment period. The ratings are either satisfactory or unsatisfactory.

Lecturers (full-time and part-time) who are eligible for a 3-year contract shall be evaluated in the academic year preceding the issuance of a 3-year appointment. The evaluation shall consider the entire qualifying period for the 3-year appointment. The ratings are either satisfactory or unsatisfactory.

A copy of the written evaluation shall be given to the lecturer faculty being evaluated and s/he shall have ten days to respond and/or request a meeting. A copy of the evaluation shall be placed in the lecturer faculty Personnel Action File (PAF).

For further information on the periodic evaluation, please review Article 15 of the Unit 3 (CFA) Collective Bargaining Agreement.

CSUDH/CFA COVID-19 Agreement on Lecturer Evaluations and Appointments

The University and CFA have been working together to address the issue of one-year and three-year lecturer evaluations and entitlements that may have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.  To that end, the University and CFA have reached a Campus Agreement

If you should have any questions or would like further clarification, we encourage you to contact:

Cheryl Koos, AVP for Faculty Affairs and Development

La Tanya Skiffer: CSUDH Professor of Criminology and Sociology and CFA Co-President, CSUDH Chapter

Personnel Action File (PAF)

The PAF shall be defined as "the one (1) official personnel file for employment information and information that may be relevant to personnel recommendations or personnel actions regarding a faculty unit employee." Please review Article 11.1 of the Unit 3 Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Part-Time Lecturer

Each College acts as custodian for official personnel files of part-time lecturers. The Personnel Action File (PAF) are housed in the College Dean's Office. To review your personnel file and contract(s), please contact the Dean's Office.

Full-Time Lecturer

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Development (FAD) acts as custodian for official personnel files of full-time faculty. To review your personnel file and contract(s), please contact FAD at (310) 243-3766, WH B-368, or facultyaffairs@csudh.edu.

Tips
  1. Before the semester begins, visit and become familiar with the classrooms assigned to you; make sure that the equipment you need is available.
  2. Familiarize yourself with MyCSUDH - Faculty Center and Blackboard.
  3. Provide a detailed course syllabus the first class session.
  4. Review the Academic Calendar for special events and deadlines.
  5. Submit final grades due to the Registrar’s Office at the time specified in the academic calendar.
  6. Review the Lecturer Handbook so that you have a clear understanding of some of the university policies, procedures, and available resources.
  7. Attend regular Academic Senate, College, and departmental faculty meetings.
  8. Engage in meaningful conversations with colleagues inside and outside your department to  gain ideas and perspectives on your teaching.
  9. Attend workshops and other programs offered on-campus.
  10. Attend special lectures or performances of colleagues. You will learn more about your colleagues and perhaps generate ideas and/or new directions for your own work.
  11. Contact the reference specialist at the University Library to learn about the various library resources that will benefit your teaching and your students.
  12. Treat colleagues, staff, and students as you would have them to treat you; practice collegiality and civility.
  13. Maintain a professional teacher/student relationship at all times.
  14. Maintain the confidentiality of student records.
  15. Check the contents of your Personnel Action File (PAF) at least once a semester or year.
  16. Discuss with your department chair and/or college dean the periodic evaluation guidelines and schedule.