My name is Lisa Gerrard. I have been a lecturer for 39 years. As a colleague, and as a mentor to new lecturers, I see how fortunate UC is to have such multi – talented scholar/teachers. The dozens of lecturers I have known love to teach, do it extraordinarily well, and are productive in their academic disciplines. On course evaluations, students say that lecturers are creative and dedicated; press them to think about the world in new ways; and care about their learning. UC is concerned that lecturers are expensive, but we advance the university’s teaching/research mission at a bargain price.