Letter Protesting Punitive Sanctions
Call to Faculty
Letter from Scholars to President Sexton
Regarding University Leadership Team Policy
Concerned Citizens and Scholars Protest Proposed Punitive Actions
Letter to President Sexton: Regarding Electronic Surveillance
Photos from Day 1 of the GSOC Strike
Plea to President Sexton
Faculty Statement
Some Thoughts on Unionization of Graduate Assistants
Open Letter to the NYU Community
To Undergraduates:
A Reply to John Sexton's Letter
Departmental Resolutions Regarding the Potential Strike
Contingency Plans and Faculty Governance
Moving Events Off Campus
How to Podcast Your Lectures
GSOC In the News

Call to Faculty

We, members of Faculty Democracy, abhor the recent policy decisions
taken by the President and the Provost regarding the penalties for striking
Graduate Assistants that are scheduled to go into effect this Monday.
Insofar as these decisions also affect academic matters such as
evaluation of student work and assignment of teaching responsibilities within
departments, they improperly encroach on the domain of faculty
governance.

If the administration proceeds with these unduly harsh and undemocratic
policies, there will be consequences that may include, but are not
limited to, the following: withholding grades, implementing a
moratorium on the graduate admissions process, and informing prospective
candidates for faculty positions, as well as those to whom offers are outstanding, of
the administration's persistent violations of faculty rights at NYU.

We call on other faculty members and administrators to join us in
pursuing these and other actions. In addition, there is an action you
can take that would help prevent the administration from following
through on its threats towards graduate assistants.

A section canceled by a faculty member cannot legitimately be
held to have failed to meet owing to the absence of a TA or preceptor.
We therefore encourage faculty who hold classes with sections taught by
TAs to unilaterally cancel all section meetings for lecture courses this week
and indeed for the remainder of the semester. Those who choose to do so
should be sure to notify all students in class so they do not waste their time
by showing up, and their respective Dean's office so administrators do not
engage in needless surveillance work.

We call on other faculty members and administrators to join us in
pursuing these and other actions.