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College Briefs March 4

Students able to apply for DANA Student Internship Program

Ithaca College students are invited to apply to the DANA Student Internship Program by March 8.

The program is for students receiving need-based financial aid from the college and is designed to provide valuable work experience for students. The award is given to freshmen, sophomores and juniors with a GPA of 3.0 or above.

Academic year interns are expected to work 10 hours per week for the 30 week internship period. Interns will receive employment compensation an $1,200 per year scholarship. Summer interns are expected to work 40 hours per week for the 10 week internship period.


Art history professors have their articles published in art journal

Jennifer Jolly, professor in the Department of Art History, and Risham Majeed, assistant professor in the Department of Art History, published essays in the March 2021 issue of the “Art Bulletin.”

The “Art Bulletin” is the flagship journal of the art history discipline and the College Art Association. Jolly’s article, titled “The Aesthetics of Conflict: Perspective and Anamorphosis in Siqueiros’s Art of the 1930s.” It discusses Mexican Muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros’s use of principles of dialectical materialism and experiments with perspective as a way to politically engage viewers. Jolly presented an overview of the article at the Provost’s Colloquia in Fall 2019.

Majeed’s essay titled “Expanding Artistic Geographies” reviews two exhibits, “Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time” and “Sahel: Art and Empires on the Shores of the Sahara.” Majeed’s essay discusses historical African art within the Medieval Art category.


New Learning Management System in final revision phase

The Learning Management System (LMS) Governance Committee are making final revisions on the new LMS pilot plan.

The college is switching to Canvas from Sakai and is currently in the process of reviewing the initial pilot plan and adding in feedback. The final plan will be released by the end of the week along with a list of expectations and participation opportunities.

There are four phases in the implementation of Canvas. These phases are vision and planning, initial implementation and exploration, full implementation, and review and refinement. The college is currently in the last phase.


Instructional Development Fund grant proposals open for faculty

Grant proposals for the Instructional Development Fund (IDF) are due by April 15.

The grants fall into two categories, Diversity or International Projects or Direct Course Enhancement. Guidelines for the grants are on the Center for Faculty Excellence website. IDF grants for direct course enhancement are intended to improve methods of instruction or context in courses at the college. The fund also encourages faculty to respond to academic needs by cultivating expertise, updating teaching skills and developing innovative instructional resources and materials that contribute to a more current or improved curriculum.

Proposals must specifically address concrete benefits to laboratory or classroom instruction. IDF grants also support and encourage projects that incorporate diversity and international or cultural content. Immediate curricular impact is not necessary for the proposal, but groundwork for future courses that encourage the exchange of ideas and practices focused on enhancing diversity will result.


Grant applications for scholarly and creative faculty work open

Grant applications for summer faculty work are available until March 26.

The grants are used to support post-terminal degree scholarly and creative endeavors. Proposals can be submitted by full-time continuing Ithaca College faculty members and faculty that are employed on at least a half-time basis. The awards provide $4,187 in compensation for eight weeks of work.


Professors invited to speak at Post-Sabbatical Colloquium

La Jerne Cornish, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, is hosting an event for campus community members March 25.

The event is in recognition of the intellect and creativeness of college faculty members. Micheal Smith, professor in the Department of History, is presenting on the origins of the climate crisis and how to move forward. Brandy Bessette-Symons, associate professor in the Department of Psychology, is presenting on the influence of emotion on memory. Zenon Wasyliw, professor in the Department of History, is presenting on Soviet secular holidays and rituals in Ukraine.


Office of Student Engagement opens scholarship applications

Scholarships through the Office of Student Engagement (OSE) are now open for the 2021–22 academic year.

Descriptions for all of the scholarships are available through the OSE Service and Involvement Scholarship website. Students can apply for multiple scholarships through one application. Each scholarship has different qualifications but most involve some sort of campus involvement or community service. Some of the scholarships are only open to students with financial aid.

The priority deadline to fill out the FAFSA is March 1.

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