A summary of some new news related to CUNY's and CSI's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. See https://csi-covid19.github.io for the archive.
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We want as many members as possible to be at a press conference on Friday at noon to show these legislators that there are thousands of us who are watching and who appreciate and need their continued support.
As you know all 12 sessions of our Summer Term are being conducted by distance learning, and student support services that are currently being provided remotely — including mental health counseling; advisement; library, enrollment management, and career engagement services; student life; development; and inclusion programming — will continue to be delivered in the same way until further notice.
Some reports presented to the Fiscal Affairs Committee, including current budget numbers.
The university is working with several colleges on multiyear plans to reduce structural deficits. These include John Jay College, Medgar Evers, College of Staten Island, York and Kingsborough. These plans include hiring restrictions, Other Than Personal Service (OTPS) spending reductions and improved revenue collections. Colleges are also receiving loans as temporary assistance that will enable them to restructure for financial stability.
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The Great Recession brought many more students—and more state budget cuts—to community colleges. College leaders turned to tuition and fees, federal stimulus, and other revenue sources to partially make up for these state funding shortfalls. But the magnitude of the shocks caused by COVID-19 suggests that colleges may experience even steeper and more rapid cuts in state funding and be less able to draw on tuition and other revenue sources as a back-up this time around.