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CUNY Edu-Factory

“CUNY is becoming an Edu-Factory… and we need to be talking about it.”

In conjunction with Equity Week, this poster was created as a teaching-resource. Using the factory as a way to visualize the precarity of contingent labor and how it affects education, this poster likens adjunct professors to cogs in a credential-producing machine. In addition, CUNY Faculty, and Adjunct pay are compared to the much higher salaries of the presidents and chancellors. Likewise a graph shows CUNY's budget increasingly coming from tuition rather than the city or state,

Campus Equity Week is an annual event started by the Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor, a grassroots coalition of activists in North America working for contingent faculty: adjunct, part-time, non-tenured, and graduate teaching faculty working to bring greater awareness to the precarious situation for contingent faculty in higher education, organize for action, and build solidarity among our colleagues. Since it was first organized in 1999, Campus Equity Week’s diverse organizing committees have sought to offer a voice to faculty nation wide

Source | Adunct Project
Creators | CUNY Time; Adjunct Project; Doctoral Students Council of the CUNY Graduate Center
Date Created | October 2009 (Circa)
Rights | Copyright Adjunct Project Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Item Type | Image (Poster / Print)
Cite This document | CUNY Time, Adjunct Project, and Doctoral Students Council of the CUNY Graduate Center, “CUNY Edu-Factory,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed June 23, 2024,

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