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Chancellor Bowker to NYS Politicians Opposing Community College Faculty Advancement

In this letter to New York State politicians, CUNY Chancellor Albert Bowker opposes a bill in the New York State Legislature that would have changed full time faculty salaries in the community colleges to be equal to that of faculty in the senior (four-year) colleges; provided a higher salary for full time community college faculty who had the doctorate or its equivalent as compared to those who did not; and equalized the workload between full time community college and senior college faculty. Bowker outlines his reasons for opposing all three provisions. The bill did not become law, but a single salary schedule became a basic element of the first collective bargaining contracts in 1969. The other two provisions of the bill did not materialize.

Source | Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Creator | Bowker, Albert
Date Created | February 21, 1968
Rights | Obtain From Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Item Type | Text (Diary / Correspondence)
Cite This document | Bowker, Albert, “Chancellor Bowker to NYS Politicians Opposing Community College Faculty Advancement,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed May 25, 2019,

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