SOME ISSUES AND QUESTIONS ABOUT CUNY's PROPOSED
In February 2008, CUNY Chancellor Matthew
Goldstein announced that the University was developing plans for
new community college. Under the direction of Senior
University Dean for Academic Affairs, John Mogulescu, CUNY produced
concept paper for the proposed college.
February '09 Letter to Chancellor from the PSC. In a
letter to Chancellor Goldstein, dated 2/26/09, PSC President Barbara
Bowen noted that the "PSC welcomes academic innovation and strongly
supports the goal of better serving the people of New York through
community college education." But she raised a number of
concerns about consultation (or the lack thereof) and governance,
tenure rights, faculty status, contractual rights and other issues
at the new college. Click
here for the
full text of the letter.
'09 PSC Letter to Members. President Bowen updated PSC
members about the urgency of the issues raised by the rapidly
developing plans for the new college in a letter that began:
I am writing to update you on what could turn
out to be one of the most important issues before us this year:
CUNY’s fast-moving plan for a new, vocationally-oriented
community college. The CUNY central administration is moving
forward aggressively to implement the plan: planning committees
are already under way, and several forums on the proposal are
being held this month. Yet CUNY has still failed to answer such
basic questions from the PSC as whether the new college will
have academic departments or even tenured faculty.
here to download
and read the full letter.
Other important links.