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"Equal pay for Equal Work"

This 1994 flyer, produced by the Adjunct Faculty Association (AFA) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, was an appeal to the Professional Staff Congress (PSC) to stop supporting a two-tiered salaru system. The document detailed inequities in [...]

The Trouble with Adjuncts: The Transients' Mentality

"The Trouble with Adjuncts: The Transients' Mentality", published in The Advocate in 1994 and written by Daniel Mozes, analyzed why adjuncts had traditionally been ineffective in advocating for their own rights. In addition to having lamented the [...]

Adjunct Medical Plan

This memo, produced in 1994 by the Professional Staff Congress (PSC), compared the cost of individual and family healthcare plans from HIP and Blue Cross. Specific details about each plan were also provided.

Part-time Personnel - 1994

This 1994 Professional Staff Congress (PSC) part-timers newsletter communicated improvements in  adjunct working conditions that had been won in the recently ratified contract, which included expansion of health insurance eligibility and the [...]

"Student Struggles"

Written by Eric Marshall and published in 1996 in The Advocate, this article explained the function of  the CUNY Adjunct Project (CAP) as an aggregator of data about adjunct work at CUNY. Critical of the Professional Staff Congress's (PSC) role [...]

Memo: Recent negotiations on behalf of Adjuncts

This 1996 memo by the Professional Staff Congress (PSC) staff,enumerated the rights and privileges that adjuncts had gained in the most recent collective bargaining agreement and legislative efforts.

A letter from the CUNY Adjuncts Unite!

In a concerted effort to unite across campuses, CUNY Adjuncts Unite! (CAU) organizers wrote a letter to the Professional Staff Congress (PSC) leadership in June 1997 about their concerns, which included poor outreach and a lack of information about [...]

CUNY Adjunct Alert (February 1998)

This February 1998 CUNY Adjunct Alert newsletter announced a demonstration for paid adjunct office hours and encouraged people to send timesheets that included unpaid office hours. In addition, it explained why CUNY had an incentive to contest [...]

CUNY Adjunct Alert (May 1998)

This May 1998 CUNY Adjunct Alert newsletter included an update on the International Adjunct Conference as well as an announcement about the decision to hold a Professional Staff Congress (PSC) referendum. Also covered was information about how [...]

Adjunct Office Hours

In an October 14, 1998 memo sent to Professional Staff Congress (PSC) chapter chairs, President Irwin Polishook referenced past negotiations in which the PSC had endorsed payment for an adjunct office hour but failed to secure a contractual right to [...]

CUNY Adjunct Alert (December 1998)

This newsletter, produced by CUNY Adjunct Unite! (CAU), discussed the PSC's alleged accusations against both CAU and The Adjunct Project for violating New York State's Taylor Law. The article argued that CAU is an independent organization and [...]

CUNY Adjunct Alert (February 1999)

This February 1998 CUNY Adjunct Alert newsletter responded to the Professional Staff Congress (PSC) Vice President Richard Boris's positions on adjunct labor at CUNY in relation to the recently ratified contract expressed in the December 1998 issue [...]

CUNY Adjunct Alert (March 1999)

The March 1999 CUNY Adjunct Alert! Newsletter illustrated the tension between activist group, CUNY Adjuncts Unite!, and the Professional Staff Congress (PSC) leadership, in particular, President Irwin Polishook. The article, entitled “Irwin’s [...]

CUNY Adjunct Alert (September 1999)

The September 1999 issue of the CUNY Adjunct Alert discussed the importance of the grievance process and offered updates on a referendum on automatic dues deduction and adjunct health insurance.CUNY Adjuncts Unite! (CAU), an independent coalition of [...]

Three Pronged Alternative Approach to Pro-Rated Pay

This information sheet compiled in 1995 addressed the income disparity between adjuncts and full-time faculty and proposed a three-pronged approach to lessen the income disparity. The rationale and calculation of pro-rated pay for adjunct faculty [...]

Letter from Dr. Peter Kwong to Asian American Studies Community Advisory Board

In this letter dated October 13, 1993, inaugural director Peter Kwong announces the formal establishment of the Hunter Asian American Studies Program (AASP)—one of the first programs in Asian American studies on the East Coast. The letter invites [...]

Asian American Studies Program Curriculum Proposal

This is a draft of the curriculum proposal for the Hunter Asian American Studies Program (AASP) from 1994. The proposal emphasizes the AASP's role in the Hunter community, the New York City Asian American community, and within Asian American studies [...]

First Community Advisory Board Meeting Minutes

These minutes document the Hunter Asian American Studies Program (AASP)'s first Community Advisory Board meeting which took place on October 29th, 1993. In attendance included representatives from prominent community organizations including The [...]

Third Community Advisory Board Meeting Minutes

These minutes document the Hunter Asian American Studies Program (AASP)’s third Community Advisory Board meeting which took place on January 18th, 1994. In attendance included representatives from prominent community organizations including the [...]

Guidebook for the Implementation of Asian American Studies at CUNY

This guidebook, published in November of 1995, was assembled by members of the Asian American Studies Faculty Development and Curriculum Project, a $15,000 initiative funded by the CUNY Office for Faculty Development. The guidebook provides [...]

Flooding the Stream: Asian American Writers' Conference

This poster and program features "Flooding the Stream," the first Asian American writers' conference in New York City. The conference took place from November 11-12, 1994 at Hunter College and was sponsored by the Asian American Studies Program and [...]

Asian American Women and Feminism

This program is for a panel event titled "Asian American Women and Feminism," which took place on March 6, 1997. The event was sponsored by the Hunter Asian American Studies Program and the Asian Pacific American Student Association. The panel [...]

Asian American Studies Faculty and Curriculum Development Initiative Proposal

This is the successful proposal for a 3-year Asian American Studies Faculty and Curriculum Development Initiative which began in the Spring of 1994. The initiative received $15,000 in funding from the CUNY Office of Faculty Development. Its primary [...]

CUNY Advocate Archives

This item links to the digital archive of The CUNY Advocate. It includes links to issues from 1989 to 2016. The Advocate serves as the newspaper for the students, staff, and faculty of the Graduate Center, CUNY. It is published six times per [...]

Women's Studies Advisory Committee Minutes

These minutes from the Women's Studies Advisory Committee Meeting on April 10, 1996, discussed the future of Women's Studies at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center. Specifically noted was a conversation about the relationship [...]

Photos from COEH Office

Taken in and around the offices of Hunter College's Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, these photographs capture several lighthearted moments amongst Center staffers in the late 1990s. Pictured from top to bottom are: Bill Capune, Ted [...]

Photos of a COEH Bowling Party

At a bowling party in 1999, these photos capture several key members of Hunter College's Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH). In the first photo, they are (from left to right): Ted Outwater, Elena Schwolsky-Fitch, Ellen Kirrane, [...]

Noise Hazards Awareness Curriculum

Created in 1999 by Hunter College's Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH), this curriculum packet was designed to prepare instructors teaching noise hazard awareness. Broken into five sections with suggested time allocations for [...]

"Why Sample?" and other classroom exercises

These handwritten instructor's notes from a 1999 training session were prepared for a one-day course taught by Hunter College's Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH). The notes outline various classroom exercises designed to engage [...]

Sissies and Tomboys

This poster advertises Sissies and Tomboys, CLAGS’ one-day conference, which was held at the CUNY Graduate Center on February 10th, 1995. The conference explored the relationship between homosexuality and gender “nonconformity,” how and why [...]

Homo Economics

This poster advertises Homo Economics: Market and Community in Lesbian and Gay Life, a conference sponsored by CLAGS and held on May 7th, 1994. Like many other CLAGS events, Homo Economics was groundbreaking in that it was the first ever conference [...]

CLAGS Directory of Lesbian and Gay Studies

“We believe this directory will prove an important tool for facilitating communication between scholars already working in the field or hoping to enter it. And that, in turn, will help to guarantee the secure place of lesbian and gay studies in [...]

Black Nations/Queer Nations? Proposal

This draft of a proposal for the Black Nations/Queer Nations? (BNQN) conference highlights the importance of having such a conference as well as the way that the event was conceived of early on. According to the proposal, BNQN was the result of [...]

Black Nations/Queer Nations? Poster

This poster promotes one of the early conferences sponsored by CLAGS, Black Nations/Queer Nations?. The conference was held at the CUNY Graduate Center over the course of three days from March 9th to 11th, 1995. This conference was among the first [...]

Lesbian and Gay History: Defining a Field

This poster promotes a conference entitled Lesbian and Gay History: Defining a Field, which was held by CLAGS in association with the Doctoral Program in History at the CUNY Graduate Center on October 6th and 7th, 1995. As the name suggests, this [...]

CLAGS NEWS

This newsletter, dated Summer 1996, was sent to the members of CLAGS to keep them abreast of information regarding the center, including changes to the board, current news, and upcoming events. This particular issue of the newsletter is significant [...]

Identity Space Power

This poster promotes the Identity Space Power conference that was held by CLAGS on February 8th and 9th, 1996. The conference discussed political issues related to the queer community including how to create a political agenda, how to organize, and [...]

Queer Globalization/Local Homosexualities conference

This poster advertises CLAGS’ Queer Globalization/Local Homosexualities conference, which was held from April 23rd to 25th, 1998 at the CUNY Graduate Center. This groundbreaking conference brought together scholars and activists from around the [...]

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