UC Berkeley: Hundreds of Lecturers now Excluded from Hiring Freeze

UC Berkeley officials abruptly changed course and will exclude more than 750 lecturers from a campus-wide hiring freeze, which went into effect April 1 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The move, announced Wednesday in a letter from Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Paul Alivisatos to deans and department chairs, creates a clearer path for lecturers with six years or less of experience to return to their roles for the fall semester. Reviews of lecturer appointments were “proving burdensome,” according to Alivisatos’ letter. The reviews also “revealed that they were all for positions important to fulfilling our educational mission,” university spokeswoman […]
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