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AAUP Responds to Faculty Complaints About CUNY Plan to Improve Transfer

The American Association of University Professors said last week that the actions taken by administrators at the City University of New York to recommend a new structure to streamline the process for transferring academic credit across the 23-campus system “appear in our view to run counter to generally accepted standards of governance.” The AAUP wrote a letter to Matthew Goldstein, chancellor of the university, and Benno Schmidt, chairman of its Board of Trustees, in response to complaints from CUNY faculty leaders about the plan, which calls for unifying a set of general-education requirements that vary widely from campus to campus. Professors have complained that under the process set in motion by CUNY’s board, their traditional role in shaping curricula has been usurped by administrators.

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