April 10, 2014
By Stephanie West
Brooklyn, NY–For the first time in decades, the entire full-time faculty at Brooklyn College passed a resolution on April 8 to demand that the Brooklyn College and CUNY administrations respect the faculty’s historic role in designing courses, general education programs, and degree requirements.
Two years ago the CUNY Board of Trustees instructed local college administrations to override faculty decision making in implementing the inadequate Pathways general education program, which was opposed by 92% of full-time faculty at CUNY who voted in a referendum held last year.
By a vote of 298 in favor, 9 against and 18 abstentions, the April 8th resolution calls for the Brooklyn College and CUNY administrations to abide by the decisions of local faculty in designing a new general education program at Brooklyn College.