Ajunct appoints letters deferred...
We know there are many factors to be considered, and numerous entities to be aligned prior to deciding and communicating a final way forward for CUNY but I thought it would be good to share why our thinking today is that a mostly online semester is our most prudent option for the fall. We believe it is the best way for CUNY to secure safety, ensure equity, maintain academic momentum for our students and continue to be the nation’s leading engine of social mobility. It is consistent with the advice of an increasing number of health experts, and it is the course being adopted by institutions such as the California State University, the nation’s largest system of public higher education with 23 campuses and half a million students.
Let me be clear that no final decision has been made but in determining what the best possible course of action for the Fall could be, we are considering a range of factors.
(No decision until the ink dries... ed.)
link The PSC lists its proposals including:
There will be no non-reappointments or dismissals of PSC-represented employees during the pandemic except for just cause, pursuant to Article 21 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Campus access is strictly regulated
All persons entering campus must wear a facial protective barrier. link
link Email about covid-19 cases in the CSI community.
link PSC CUNY's in memoriam site
link Professor Richard Currie Memorial Site
5/19 Fall Scenarios 15 Fall Scenarios
3/30 CC and FS XS possible agenda items for proposed joint meeting with the president and provost (On 3/31 the president refused to meet with both groups, thinking it not "appropriate" to discuss such issues with both groups at once.)
Academic Freedom Distance Education and Academic Freedom
3/19/2020: Classes resume
3/11/2020: Chancellor announces instructional recess email
3/11/2020: Governor announces CUNY to go online by 3/19 silive.com
3/9/2020: NYU: Crucial Changes to Class Meetings This Week and the Following Two Weeks
3/8/2020: Columbia announcement
3/8/2020: Yeshiva announcement
3/8/2020: Barnard announcement