Doing Away with an Entire English Department

Apparently if CUNY faculty don’t like what CUNY administration thinks, even though CUNY rules require faculty agreement, CUNY administration can get around that tiny little issue of checks and balances by dismantling the department.

One CUNY school’s English faculty voted against reducing the composition class from four to three credit hours. That faculty has been permanently disallowed the ability to ever teach composition for CUNY again. All students at their campus will have to travel to another campus in order to take composition. For a student barely able to attend, this will create hardship. For the faculty being let go for taking up their university-granted rights of a vote, it means all the adjuncts and most of the full-time and even the tenured faculty will be out of a job in 2013.

Read more here.

CHE Fora responses are also interesting reading.

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