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Council Calls for Accountability On Adjunct Layoffs At CUNY

Posted 11/16/20

The City University of New York’s decision not to reappoint 2,990 adjunct instructors this past summer came under fire at a Nov. 12 City Council hearing.

CUNY officials testified that the adjuncts—who were considered part-time staff—received letters of non-reappointment by the end of June, a decision that was made ahead of anticipated budget gaps because of COVID-19. At least 660 adjuncts were later reappointed for the current term.

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