A PSC panel spoke out at a City Council higher education committee hearing on campus disrepair and its adverse impact on students' education.
After vigorously studying the data, the BCC chapter realized how underpaid its members were. Members fought back, and won a mighty victory.
The union joined students at three assemblies calling for more investment in higher education.
A recent report by the state's Inspector General found financial abuse and lack of oversight. The Cuomo administration has vowed to make changes, and some have already happened.
Armed with information, two PSC activists testified before City Council, countering the CUNY administration's rosy portrayal of the Pathways program, which the union has called 'austerity education.'
A federal investigation by the US Department of Education found violations in how Hunter College handled more than a dozen sexual harassment and assault allegations. The Upper East Side campus is addressing how the college responds to sexual harassment.
Queens College department chairs have documented the loss of full-time faculty lines, helping to organize the chapter and providing an opportunity to confront the administration about the matter.
In this moment of right-wing populism, a professor who studies higher education issues argues that now is not the time to hesitate and remain neutral. Academics should take a public stance against right-wing populism – both inside and outside the academy – and ensure that threats to vulnerable communities are not tolerated.
In their new book, Austerity Blues: Fighting for the Soul of Public Higher Education, Graduate Center professors Michael Fabricant and Stephen Brier describe the forces invovled in defunding public higher education. The book analyzes how neoliberal measures in higher education have hurt students and faculty, and they lay out a vision on how to reimagine the university to best serve the needs of the public.
A major breakthrough in the new union contract is job security for long-serving adjuncts. Through a structure that's currently being implemented, adjuncts can now be evaluated for three-year appointments. Before this new provision, adjunct work was completely contingent without any security.