New: President O'Brien Shares Position on Faculty Unionization


Latest Updates

  • October, 23, 2019: President O’Brien Shares Position on Faculty Unionization
  • September 18, 2019: Santa Clara announced the expanded Landed down payment program for faculty and staff
  • September 17, 2019: Father O’Brien’s 2019 Convocation Address
  • August 5, 2019: Update from Interim Provost Kloppenberg regarding potential legislation to classify quarterly and semester adjunct faculty to exempt status
  • July 30, 2019: Summer update from Interim Provost Kloppenberg
  • June 3, 2019: Announcement of promotions to senior lecturer
  • May 16, 2019: Update on 1200 Campbell housing project
  • May 9, 2019: Update from Provost regarding faculty compensation and appointments
  • April 30, 2019: Update from John Ottoboni and Michael Crowley regarding staff compensation study implementation
  • April 30, 2019: Update from Provost Jacobs and Interim Provost Elect Kloppenberg about efforts to improve faculty compensation and create greater career development opportunities
  • April 23, 2019: Update and call to action from John Ottoboni, Chief Operating Officer, and Michael Crowley, VP for Finance and Administration, regarding ongoing efforts to gain the City of San Jose’s approval of SCU’s proposed housing initiative at 1200 Campbell Ave


  • March 7, 2019: Update from Michael Crowley, VP for Finance and Administration, regarding progress with the 1200 Campbell Ave housing initiative
  • September 11, 2018: Father Engh’s 2018 Convocation Address
  • August 20, 2018: An update from Provost Jacobs on the progress that has been made to enhance several aspects of the lecturer and adjunct faculty appointment procedures, as well as some new programs that are underway
  • June 21, 2018: An update from Fr. Engh regarding the University’s position on the suggested unionization of adjunct faculty and lecturers
  • June 7, 2018: An update from Provost Jacobs regarding the new down payment assistance program
  • May 25, 2018: An update on the administration’s ongoing work with adjunct faculty and lecturers and proposed union vote
  • May 23, 2018: Announcement of the new pilot program designed to help eligible faculty members purchase their first homes
  • May 14, 2018: An update from Fr. Engh following up on faculty and lecturers concerns with a commitment to the development and implementation of solutions
  • April 26, 2018: Message from Provost Jacobs
  • April 18, 2018: An update addressing faculty concerns at SCU, including housing, career track and compensation and voice
  • February 20, 2018: A statement from Provost Jacobs regarding adjunct lecturers

Faculty News

  • September 11, 2018:  Faculty honored for outstanding contributions in teaching, research, and service.
  • May 30, 2018: An email from Provost Jacobs announcing senior lecturer and library promotions
  • May 30, 2018: An email from Fr. Engh announcing faculty who have been appointed as new endowed professors or who have received tenure/promotion in rank

This website is intended to share the work underway to address the concerns that have been raised by our adjunct faculty and lecturers. Please check back often!