Preamble

AGREEMENT entered into this 17th day of July 2008 by and between THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK (hereinafter referred to as "CUNY" or the "University"), and the PROFESSIONAL STAFF CONGRESS/CUNY (hereinafter referred to as the "PSC").

WITNESSETH: WHEREAS, CUNY has had a long‑standing policy that there exists an academic community of interest within The City University of New York ("CUNY") and that such community of interest includes Instructional Staff, and

WHEREAS, CUNY has been recognized as a "Public Employer" consistent with the terms and provisions of the Public Employees' Fair Employment Act of the State of New York, and

WHEREAS, CUNY elected to come under the rules of procedure and regulations of the New York State Public Employment Relations Board, and

WHEREAS, a secret ballot election was conducted by the New York State Employment Relations Board, and

WHEREAS, the members of the Instructional Staff in the unit hereinafter set forth freely selected the PSC as their representative for the purposes of collective negotiations and the settlement of grievances, and

WHEREAS, CUNY and the PSC affirm collective bargaining as a process to be used for the improvement of the University, and

WHEREAS, CUNY and the PSC seek to maintain and encourage, in accordance with law, full freedom of inquiry, teaching, research and publication of results, the parties subscribe to Academic Freedom for faculty members. The principles of Academic Freedom are recognized as applicable to other members of the Instructional Staff, to the extent that their duties include teaching, research and publication of results, the selection of library or other educational materials or the formation of academic policy.

NOW, THEREFORE, it is agreed: