Friday, November 8, 2019
Budget Crisis Sends a Ripple Effect Throughout Queens College POSTED - DANIEL LUBOFSKY, the Knight News
Queens College is bending to demands forced upon it in recent years by an increasing budget issue that’s rapidly spreading across the entire CUNY system. “A disturbing trend in faculty hiring at QC is that we increasingly hire lecturers rather than professorial lines,” an anonymous professor wrote in a statement, “simply because lecturers’ salaries are lower and they are contractually required to teach more — 24 credits a year instead of 18 credits a year for a professorial line.” The professor chose to remain anonymous due to conflict of interest. Professors have an annual teaching load of 18 credits, or six courses. For lecturers, those numbers are 24 or eight courses, respectively.