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UC must protect lecturers when cutting costs

CAMPUS AFFAIRS: UC hiring freeze threatens lecturers, would harm instructional quality

UC Berkeley’s reputation may depend on the eminence of its tenured professors, but students’ daily experiences of campus tend to center far more around lecturers.
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UC Berkeley needs to uphold rights of lecturers

From the perspective of students sitting in a classroom, instructors appear equal. In higher education, however, a two-tiered faculty system exists: tenure-track and nontenure-track positions. In the UC system, “lecturer” is the job title for most nontenure-track faculty, who are hired exclusively to teach and are at the bottom of
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