PSC officers were in Albany Tuesday, January 23 to testify before a joint hearing of the State Senate and Assembly finance committees on the Executive Budget for higher education. President Bowen, in her testimony, said, "New York State has invested strongly in student access to higher education through the Excelsior Scholarship and the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), but has failed to invest sufficiently in student success. Access is not meaningful without the resources to succeed. As New York invests more in access, it must also increase investment in the personnel and programs needed to educate CUNY’s growing student body so the greater access will be meaningful." Read President Bowen's full testimony.
Call for Participants: Theater Works! Performance/Playwriting Workshop
on Caregiving at CUNY
Application Deadline: Friday, February 2, 2018, 11:59pm.
PSC-CUNY is proud to co-sponsor a free 12-week playwriting and performance workshop, TheaterWorks! on Caregiving at CUNY, a collaboration with the Labor of Care Archive from the Center for the Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center and the Working Theater. The workshop is open to CUNY faculty and staff who are PSC/CUNY or DC37 members involved with the care of an elderly, ill, or disabled family member and who are looking to write about the care relationship, the labor involved, and/or its impact on their life and work. The workshop is organized by CCNY PSC Chapter Secretary and Delegate Kathy McDonald. The application deadline is Friday, February 2nd, 11:59PM. Click here for more information.
The PSC is partnering with NYSUT and United University Professions (UUP) and with student organizations like NYPIRG and USS to organize meetings with lawmakers in Albany about the need to increase funding for CUNY, improve financial aid and pass legislation that supports the university community.
Faculty, staff and students are the best advocates for the University because they speak from personal experience about the triumphs and challenges of working and learning at CUNY. That’s why we need you to sign up to join your colleagues and CUNY students at these spring actions:
Student-Faculty-Staff Higher Education Action Day: Wednesday, February 28
Committee of 100 NYSUT Advocacy Day: Monday & Tuesday, March 5-6