Organizing for Equity in Higher Education
Part-Time and Contract Faculty Conference

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Join us at this CFT conference that will bring together part-time faculty in the community colleges and lecturers at the University of California to focus on part-time issues and advocacy. The conference will be held in Burlingame at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport.

The program will highlight challenges, best practices, and legislative priorities concerning part-time faculty and lecturers. The conference will include useful workshops and provide opportunities to network so as to share successful campaigns, collective bargaining solutions and organizing strategies. There will be time to socialize as well. 


Register Your Attendance

To ensure participation from locals throughout the state, the CFT is is asking local unions to nominate their representatives to the conference. 

Reserve Hotel Rooms

The room rate is $179. The deadline to reserve rooms at the CFT rate is Monday, March 30

Getting There

The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport. The hotel is about three miles from the airport.

If you arriving by plane, fly into nearby San Francisco International Airport (SFO). 

If you are arriving by car, you may find driving directions below. 

Tentative Schedule


1 p.m. Registration Opens

4 p.m. Opening Plenary

6 p.m. Dinner

8 p.m. Social Time and Networking


8 a.m. Breakfast

9 a.m. Morning Plenary

10:45 a.m. Workshops - Panel Presentations

12 p.m. Lunch

1 p.m. Workshops - Facilitated Discussion and Planning

2:15 p.m. Closing Plenary

3 p.m. Adjourn

Tentative Workshop Offerings

  • Increasing Faculty Diversity
  • Academic Freedom
  • Tackling the Student Debt Crisis
  • Local Campaigns for Equity
  • Overcoming Challenges to Adjunct Organizing
  • Part-Time Faculty and Shared Governance

Guest Speaker

Our guest speaker Assemblymember Jose Medina, D-Riverside, serves as Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee. He will speak on Saturday. 

Medina is a former part-time faculty member himself and because of his outstanding legislative advocacy on behalf of adjunct faculty, the CFT named Medina Legislator of the Year in 2016.

Learn more about Medina in this CFT profile of the assemblymember.