The full-time faculty teaching load is twenty-seven (27) contact hours per academic year, which can be averaged over three years. Article 15.2 of the most recent Agreement between the University and the Professional Staff Congress states that adjunct lecturers or adjuncts in other titles, excluding graduate assistants, shall not be assigned a total of more than nine (9) classroom contact hours during a semester in one unit of The City University of New York. In addition, such adjuncts may teach one course, of not more than six hours, at another CUNY unit.
Untenured Assistant Professors, Associate Professors and Professors, including untenured members of the professoriate who are assigned as Librarians or Counselors, who received an initial appointment to those titles on or after September 1, 2006 receive a total of 24 hours of reassigned time to engage in scholarly and/or creative activities, during their first five years of service in the professoriate. This reassigned time is intended to provide an environment that maximizes the individual faculty productivity related to their intended project. A mutually-agreeable, multi-year plan should be developed that adequately balances the department’s instructional need with the scholarly release time needed to accomplish the faculty member’s anticipated goal. Untenured faculty members should discuss their scholarly plans and scheduling of reassigned time with their chairpersons.
Except where departmental policies prescribe text selection procedures, faculty may select required course textbooks that they feel are best suited for both teaching and learning needs.
Full-time teaching faculty must maintain at least three (3) hours per week of office hours. A faculty member’s office hours should be posted in the department. Adjunct faculty are strongly encouraged to hold office hours. For more information on adjunct faculty office hours, please consult the Adjunct Faculty Procedural Guidelines.
The June 22, 2009 meeting of the CUNY Board of Trustees, the Committee on Academic Policy and Program Review recommended, and the University Board subsequently passed a resolution that uniform guidelines and procedures regarding verification of student enrollment be implemented university-wide.
Classes are held at places and times designated in the official schedules issued by the Registrar. A classroom or time may be changed only with the written consent of the department chairperson and the Registrar.
Students not officially registered in a course may be permitted to visit the instructor. A student who expects to attend on a regular basis without a grade should register as an auditor.
Faculty members are encouraged to advise students on their academic programs during each semester in preparation for subsequent registration. In order to advise properly, faculty members are expected to become familiar with College policies and program requirements.
Copies of all final examinations must be submitted to the chairperson. Departmental examinations are to be held as schedules in the College calendar (and NOT on the last day of class).
All instructional staff members are encouraged to attend and participate in graduation ceremonies attired in academic cap and gown.