CUNY Adjuncts Threaten Grade Protest Over Layoffs

City University of New York faculty members are so distraught over layoffs that they’re considering withholding spring semester grades. John Jay College’s provost announced last week he planned to eliminate 437 adjunct positions, almost 40 percent, of the college teaching force, to combat revenue loss due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Overall 1,000 part-time faculty, who teach 56 percent of the classes at CUNY schools, were preemptively laid off by CUNY. CUNY management will also increase tuition by $200 and add a new $120 annual “health & wellness fee” that the university said would “generate funding that would be used […]
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