November 26, 2022
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College Briefs Aug. 26

Ithaca College OT and PT clinic open to requests for semester

The Ithaca College Occupational Therapy (OT)/Physical Therapy (PT) Clinic is now taking requests for OT and PT services.

Those who are interested and would like to be put on the waitlist for scheduling, please contact the clinic at for a screening form.

The clinic hours – which are subject to change – are: 10 a.m.–12 p.m. for physical therapy and 2:30–6 p.m. for pediatric occupational therapy on Mondays. The clinic is open 9:30–11 a.m. for occupational therapy, 10 a.m.–noon for physical therapy, 1–3 p.m. for physical therapy and 4–5 p.m. for occupational therapy on Tuesdays. It runs 9–10:30 a.m. for occupational therapy, 10 a.m.– noon, 1–3 p.m. and 5–7 p.m. for physical therapy on Wednesdays. The clinic is open 9–10:30 a.m. for occupational therapy, 10 a.m.–noon and 1–5 p.m. for physical therapy on Thursdays. Additionally, it is open 4–5:30 p.m. for pediatric physical therapy for only Block 2 and 4–5:30 p.m. for occupational therapy on Thursdays. The clinic runs 10 a.m.–noon for physical therapy on Fridays.


Tutoring services to be renamed and reconfigured immediately

Effective immediately, Tutoring Services will be renamed Tutoring and Academic Enrichment Services (TAES). TAES will continue to offer Learning Coach support for students who need tutoring in first and second year prerequisites to majors and select high needs courses.

The new office configuration will also include the Peer Success Coaching program, Tau Sigma Honor Society, and other academic and life skills resources to support persistence in college.


Food pantry seeks new helpers and donations for fall semester

The on-campus food pantry, located in the DeMotte room in the Campus Center, is available to faculty, staff and students. The pantry is open from 12:15 to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.

The on-campus food pantry is a permanent location on campus which stores food and grocery items, personal care products, household paper products, dairy products, frozen foods and some fresh produce.

All members of the campus community can utilize the pantry by stopping by during open hours. Shoppers need to bring their college ID with them.They will be asked to check in once they arrive and then will be able to shop.

Shoppers are limited to one bag of food per visit, but can visit as often as they need to in order to provide for their needs. Shoppers should bring their own reusable grocery bag because limited plastic bags are available.

The pantry will remain open as long as volunteers are able to help during the scheduled open times. Faculty, staff and students are invited to volunteer by signing up online.

Volunteers must be vaccinated against COVID-19 because of the small space and close proximity that they will have with those using the space.

The food pantry is also accepting donations of non-perishable items. Donations that are clean, unopened and unexpired can be left at the Information Desk.


Full-time faculty propose ideas for academic grants and funds

Proposals are due by noon Sept. 15 for the Instructional Development Fund. The fund encourages faculty members to respond to a variety of academic needs and grants are available to all continuing full-time faculty.

Funds can be put toward updating teaching skills, cultivating expertise, developing materials and resources and increasing diversity in curriculums.


Title IX office needs volunteers for advisers or board members

The Title IX office is seeking volunteers to serve as college trained advisers or board members for cases of sexual misconduct on campus.

College trained advisers are part of a pool of college employees made available, through the Title IX office, to complainants and respondents as they go through the investigative and student conduct processes.

Board members will be called upon for conduct review boards to review all evidence collected during an investigation and presented by complainants and respondents during the hearing and present a finding based on the evidence.

Comprehensive training will be offered virtually. The online training will be completed, independently, by Sept. 20 to be followed by a Skill Building Workshop Sept. 22 and Mock Conduct Review Board Sept. 23, with staff from Title IX, Student Conduct and Community Standards, the Office of the College Counsel and the Tompkins County Advocacy Center.


College employees to be tested or fully vaccinated for COVID-19

All Ithaca College employees working on campus during the upcoming semester are required to either provide proof of vaccination or undergo mandatory surveillance testing once per week in order to access campus, regardless of frequency. Employees who are unvaccinated or have not submitted vaccine documentation to the Office of Human Resources must complete this testing at the Cayuga Health System test site located at the Shops at Ithaca Mall. Employees who want to request an exemption due to medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs should contact their HR Business Partner.


Study abroad office to provide advising sessions for students

The Department of International Programs and Extended Studies is offering study abroad information sessions and drop-in advising sessions for students.

The department will be holding in-person and online information sessions about the Ithaca College London Center, study abroad basics and study abroad drop-in advising sessions.

The sessions will discuss applying for programs, housing, academics, internships and planning study abroad semesters.

The information sessions about study abroad basics will provide a comprehensive overview of all of the study abroad possibilities available to students.

Intended for those who are just at the beginning stages of study abroad planning, they will discuss how to best plan for study abroad, explain key terminology and types of programs available, talk about what to consider when choosing a program and how to plan for the financial side of students’ study abroad experience.

A study abroad adviser will hold open office hours Sept. 23 and 28 over Zoom for students to ask study-abroad related questions.


Sociology department to offer special topics course on policy

The sociology department will offer a special topics course focused on U.S policy, social policy and social justice.

The course is offered from 4:00 to 5:15 on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Friends Hall in Room 306.


College will resume partnership with Longview for fall semester

The partnership between Ithaca College and Longview promotes intergenerational living and learning. The partnership will resume for Fall 2021, after being put on hold due to COVID-19. Guidelines have been implemented to promote the safety and wellness for all. Longview visitors must be vaccinated.

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