January 2, 2012 | Uncategorized

This brief introduction to the principles of academic freedom is intended for attorneys and other administrators who represent or work at colleges and universities. It has two purposes. The first is to introduce them to academic freedom as a set of professional principles regardless of whether or not they are legally enforceable. Attorneys and administrators need to understand the culture of the institutions they represent or serve. […]

Reminder Notice to all CUNY Faculty regarding the requirement to file Financial Disclosure Statements

September 29, 2010 | Uncategorized

This is a reminder notice regarding the requirement to file a Financial Disclosure Statement (FDS) as mandated by the New York State Public Officers Law. All FDS (for academic filers) must be filed by November 15, 2010 for year 2009. The New York State Commission on Public Integrity (NYSCPI) will email you your ID number, […]

Textbook Legislation Update

May 21, 2009 | Uncategorized

In our memo of September 4, 2008 (copy attached), I advised you of new State and federal legislation regarding the marketing, pricing and purchasing of textbooks and other course materials. The new State law will go into effect on July 1, 2009 and the textbook portions of the federal law, known as the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), will go into effect on July 1, 2010.

High Court Rejects PSC Challenge To CUNY Intellectual Property Policy

October 19, 2006 | Uncategorized

The New York Court of Appeals, the State’s highest court, ruled yesterday that The City University of New York acted lawfully when it revised its policies on intellectual property in November 2002 without engaging in collective bargaining with the PSC. In a unanimous decision, the Court held that a provision of the collective bargaining agreement […]

Requirements of the Open Meetings Law

January 2, 2006 | Uncategorized

The New York Court of Appeals recently decided Perez v. CUNY, a case holding that the New York State Open Meetings Law and the New York State Freedom of Information Law apply to the Hostos Community College Senate. (These statutes are codified in the Public Officers Law.) I know that a number of questions have […]