February 8, 2023
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Chemistry professor to be new director of the ICC

Vincent DeTuri, associate professor in the chemistry department, will be the new director of the Integrative Core Curriculum beginning June 1.

DeTuri will take over the role from Danette Johnson, vice provost for academic programs, who served as director of the ICC since December 2011.  Johnson said she expected to stay on as director, but her promotion from assistant provost to vice provost changed those plans.

“Since I moved into a full-time administrative position, my other duties within the provost’s office have expanded and evolved quite a bit to the point that it made sense for someone else to take the lead on the ICC,” Johnson said.

Linda Petrosino, interim provost and vice president for educational affairs, said DeTuri will be taking on Johnson’s day-to-day activities as ICC director, while Johnson will provide oversight for the progress of the ICC in her role as vice provost. DeTuri’s responsibilities will be what was designed for the position originally, Petrosino said.

Petrosino said the ICC director is typically a faculty member who teaches an ICC course and then devotes the rest of their time to directing the ICC.

A call for applicants for the position went out to Ithaca College faculty members, Petrosino said. She said DeTuri was selected “because of his experience with assessment, the ICC and his leadership as a department chair.”

DeTuri has served as the assessment coordinator for School of Humanities and Sciences and chair of the Department of Chemistry.

Johnson said the ICC may undergo changes during DeTuri’s tenure.

“We’re getting to the point where we have data about elements of the ICC we might want to change, so he’ll lead those conversations as well,” she said.

Max Denning can be reached at mdenning@ithaca.edu or via Twitter: @TheMaxDenning