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CUNY Shrinks Teaching Load for Full-Time Profs

Posted 12/18/17

The Professional Staff Congress and the City University of New York have agreed to reduce the teaching load for full-time Professors and lecturers to provide more time for them to advise students and conduct research.

Full-time teaching faculty at senior colleges, including Instructors, Associate Professors and Assistant Professors, have been required to teach 21 contract hours, or seven courses. The mandate at community colleges was higher, at 27 hours. But as part of ongoing contract negotiations, the PSC advocated for the workload to be restructured to allow Professors to spend more time counseling students, holding office hours and performing academic research. The union and CUNY agreed to the reduction Dec. 8.

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