Welcome to the new CUNY Adjunct Project website! Here you’ll find information about teaching at CUNY, including (but not limited to) being a first-time adjunct; how to navigate your health insurance plan; what your rights and responsibilities are; what our contract looks like; and other issues affecting graduate student workers and adjuncts.
If you are teaching at CUNY, you should be a member of the Adjunct Project! On a broad scale, we work to empower you in the classroom. We try to
- raise consciousness about academic labor issues inside and outside CUNY,
- educate GC adjuncts about ways to address these issues,
- and activate GC student-workers to improve their collective position as workers at CUNY.
Furthermore, the Adjunct Project seeks to organize its resources for graduate students around two areas: 1) labor issues and concerns, and 2) teaching resources and pedagogy. Both of these elements are key dimensions of empowerment in the workplace for graduate student workers.
Teaching is an honor, and adjuncts work tirelessly for their students. Yet academia can be an unfriendly– or downright exploitative- place for adjuncts. We believe that by working together to improve our collective position as “contingent workers”, we promote a culture that replaces the academic culture of competitive individualism with equity and fair working conditions.
Co-coordinator, Organization and Planning
P.S. Don’t forget to sign up for important updates about contract negotiations, upcoming meetings, labor actions / protests, and the like!