Letter to Brooklyn College President John Kneller on Budget Cuts and Faculty Tenure
During the 1970s, CUNY experienced a fiscal crisis resulting in faculty and staff layoffs, increased tuition, as well as cutbacks in open enrollment. As a result, the coordinators of the Brooklyn College Women's Studies Program drafted this letter to Brooklyn College President John Kneller stressing their program's high student enrollment despite lack of faculty reappointments. Of specific concern was the request to reappoint untenured faculty member Tucker Pamella Farley. Farley helped found the program and was in her third year as program co-coordinator. The letter's authors appealed to the President to retain Farley as essential to the success of the groundbreaking Women's Studies Program.
Source | Brooklyn College Library, Archives and Special Collections Creator | Women's Studies Program Faculty Date Created | October 17, 1977 Rights | Obtain From Brooklyn College Library, Archives and Special Collections Item Type | Text (Diary / Correspondence) Cite This document | Women's Studies Program Faculty, “Letter to Brooklyn College President John Kneller on Budget Cuts and Faculty Tenure ,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed February 4, 2023, https://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/5342.