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The New Caucus is the leadership caucus of the Professional Staff Congress (PSC), the faculty and staff union at the City University of New York. Union caucuses are like political parties within the union. The New Caucus nominates candidates for union off
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New Caucus EC Slate '09 -- Biographies
Anne Friedman, Professor of Academic and Critical Reading at Borough of Manhattan Community College, is PSC Vice-President for Community Colleges; she has also served for nine years on the union's bargaining team.
is a leader in organizing community college members around workload issues.
She is a member of the PSC's anti-racism and two-tier labor committees and has been active in Open Admissions struggles for 40 years , beginning as a student at City College.
Anne is also a delegate to NYSUT, AFT and the AAUP; she has been appointed to the community college advisory committees in both NYSUT and AAUP.
For decades, Anne has been immersed in governance issues, and she has been on the Executive Committee of the University Faculty Senate since 1997.
is committed to a democratic and collective process in union decision-making.
Moderator: Anne Friedman, ...
Moderator: Anne Friedman, Professor at Borough of Manhattan Community College; panel moderator.
"We seem to be living in ...
"We seem to be living in a lawless environment, where local college presidents impose arbitrary decisions and the chancellery makes things up as they go along," said Anne Friedman, a member of the University Faculty Senate Executive Committee.
Friedman noted that for her own college, Borough of Manhattan Community College, the CUNY Pathways website lists 80 courses as "approved" for inclusion in the Pathways Common Core - but only about 10% of these have been so approved by the BMCC Academic Senate.
"Some of the courses have never been put to a vote by the relevant departments," Friedman
"In bypassing governance procedures, administrators tacitly admit a truth they have tried not to acknowledge: the CUNY faculty, as a body, does not accept Pathways," commented Friedman, who is vice president for community colleges at the PSC.
"We should ask ourselves, how much control of our profession we are willing to cede to administrators," commented Friedman
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