Category Archive: Quality Education

National faculty association AAUP questions Pathways; Goldstein repeats claims to authority

The GC Advocate reported on an exchange of letters between the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) and Chancellor Goldstein regarding Pathways. The AAUP wrote after receiving news of threats made against faculty… Continue reading

Faculty and students voice support for Queensborough faculty

Within the past week, several faculty and student bodies around CUNY have come out in strong support of the Queensborough Community College (QCC) English department faculty for refusing to bow to administration pressures… Continue reading

Goldstein defiant: Faculty are “not empowered” to ignore Pathways

Chancellor Goldstein sent an email via the CUNY Newswire this afternoon responding to an incident at Queensborough Community College (QCC), in which the interim vice-president Karen Steele threatened to cut courses and gut the… Continue reading

CUNY administration backs down from threat to gut QCC English dept reports that Queensborough Vice President Karen Steele has sent a letter of apology to the English department chair. The letter reaffirms a weakened stance presented by QCC President Diane Call in a… Continue reading

QCC discussions to continue throughout the week, including Free University

As the CUNY community becomes aware of the administration’s reprisals against Queensborough English faculty—a move that could cut writing composition courses for thousands of community college students—discussions of how students and faculty can… Continue reading

CANCELLED! QCC threatens Composition courses for fall 2013 hoping to force faculty’s hand, PSC responds to reprisals

In response to faculty in QCC’s English department objecting to forced reduction in credit hours, the administration has threatened to cancel all composition courses next year.

“Democracy in Action” Teach-In at Medgar Evers on Monday

The Medgar Evers Coalition (MEC) has announced a summer teach-in on Democracy in Action! on Monday, June 25 at noon. This teach-in comes on the heels of two votes of no-confidence in the president and provost of the college for gender discrimination and cuts to student services.

“Pathetic!” Trustees caught on camera mocking 6000 faculty against Pathways

Board Chair Benno Schmidt and other trustees mock nearly 6,000 faculty signatures calling for the repeal of the Pathways general education plan at an April 30, 2012 meeting.

Silent vigil announced in solidarity with 2 Brooklyn College students arrested on May 2

The Professional Staff Congress (the faculty and staff union) and the Brooklyn College Student Union have announced a Vigil in Solidarity with the two Brooklyn College students arrested for peacefully demonstrating outside of… Continue reading

Union responds to Bloomberg’s exec budget, community college funding Mayor Bloomberg’s Executive Budget slightly increases CUNY Community College funding, but it depends too much on tuition hikes and doesn’t meet the needs of low-income, minority and immigrant students who attend the… Continue reading

Press conference planned in response to gender discrimination, cuts in student support, and two no-confidence votes in Medgar Evers President William Pollard and Provost Howard Johnson

The Medgar Evers Coalition for Academic Excellence and Mission Integrity (MEC Coalition) has announced a press conference on the steps of City Hall on May 3, 2012 at 10am. The press conferences comes… Continue reading

Police violence at #May2 Brooklyn College Student Manifestation

A banner was dropped from the 5th Floor of Boylan Hall as six students soft locked outside the president’s office, two were arrested, and dozens ejected in aggressive police actions.

Free University schedule and info pack released

The May Day Free University schedule has been released. Download the entire packet at: MEDIA ADVISORY Press Inquiries: (347) 670-FREU (3738) Rayya El Zein:  ( 646-696-8910 Zoltán Glück : ( 415-519-5541 On TUESDAY, MAY… Continue reading

Student petition against Pathways gen ed plan gains traction, joins 4700 faculty and staff signatures

[Update] The faculty and student petitions received over 6,000 combined signatures and were presented to the Board of Trustees at its April 30, 2012 meeting. Students United for a Free CUNY has launched a… Continue reading

Free University announced for May Day; call for teach-ins, workshops and relocated classes

A coalition of New York City students and educators, from high schools, colleges, and universities—including CUNY—have announced the May Day Free University, a one-day, “pop-up” university taking place on May 1 from 10am-3pm in Madison Square Park.  The Free University… Continue reading

City College Study-In continues, demanding library access, lower tuition and more

For the past several weeks, students at City College have been holding late night study-ins to demand 24/7 library access to accommodate a large, dedicated and diverse student body. The event has been held… Continue reading

PSC union calls town hall meeting to repeal Pathways gen ed revisions, gets 600 signatures in two hours

Professional Staff Congress (PSC) President Barbara Bowen called for a town hall meeting on Thursday, March 8 from 6:00-8:30 pm at the Community Church of New York (40 East 35th Street) to repeal the… Continue reading

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