CUNY's 'Pathways' curriculum overhaul receives landslide no confidence vote
- City University of New York faculty voted 3,996-323 (92%) in favor of a no confidence referendum against the school's proposed 'Pathways' curriculum overhaul.
- In a statement, Professional Staff Congress President Barbara Bowen called the vote a "mandate for change," imploring a repeal and rethinking of Pathways as the school's new interim chancellor takes office and Chair of Board Benno Schmidt's term expires.
- A handful of faculty members released statements alongside Bowen's expressing a belief that the curriculum sacrificed standards in favor of cutting costs and graduating more students in a shorter time period.
From the article:
... More than 60% of the 7,202 eligible voters in the referendum among full-time faculty voted—a remarkable rate of participation. A total of 4,322 votes were cast: 3,996 agreeing with the statement of No Confidence in Pathways, and only 323 disagreeing (there were 3 void ballots). The high percentage and high turnout mean that an absolute majority of the full-time faculty has expressed No Confidence in the University’s basic curriculum. ...
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