Criticisms remain about the power the Ithaca College Board of Trustees and the President’s Council still have in the most recent Shared Governance draft.
The Ithaca College Board of Trustees asked the Faculty Council to pick two faculty members to serve on a task force evaluating the governance structure at the college.
The SGC passed nine bills in the Fall 2015 semester and an estimated eight bills in the Fall 2014 semester, according to the SGC’s website.
Since the release of the shared governance draft, sent out to the campus community via email Oct. 24, faculty and staff have expressed concerns.
The draft proposal for a shared governance structure at Ithaca College was released to the campus community for review in an email Oct. 24.
The Ithaca College Shared Governance Task Force announced that it will present a draft of its shared governance proposal to the campus Oct. 24.
As the Shared Governance Task Force prepares to meet with the Ithaca College Board of Trustees this month to provide an update on its progress, key individuals involved in this process say there are still issues that need to be resolved and communicated to the campus community.
Having no clear vision to propose to the community provides little motivation for people to get involved and contribute to this vision — a vicious cycle of counterproductiveness.
“I think not only being transparent, but being able to deliver,” he said. “When people feel like it impacts them, they want to be involved in that process.”