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Commentary: Pretending change isn’t necessary doesn’t help

By | Mar 9, 2021

If the college is shrinking one way or another, I much prefer a scenario in which our faculty have as much notice and support as possible.

Editorial: Is 10 seconds of fame worth years of damage?

By | Feb 25, 2021

It’s been obvious that over the last four months, the administration has not been open to discourse with the campus community.

Editorial: Administration casts aside college community’s voices

By | Feb 18, 2021

There is no denying that the college needs to make painful department and program cuts and layoffs, but the haste of the process is infuriating.

Commentary: Academic Program Prioritization neglects space for campus grief

By | Feb 17, 2021

Staff and contingent faculty are my friends. Hardly any campuswide acknowledgement of their furloughs-turned-to-layoffs has occurred.

Commentary: Alumni opposition to APP ignored

A real liberal arts mission would mean cherished programs are preserved and workers are considered indispensable.

Ithaca College AAUP petition regarding AAPIC recommendations, February 2021

By The Ithacan | Feb 17, 2021

Ithaca College AAUP
Response and Petition re: APPIC Recommendations
The Ithaca College chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) urges the College’s Senior Leadership Team and the Board of Trustees to reject the recommendations submitted by the Academic Program Prioritization Implementation Committee (APPIC). 

Faculty Council Executive Committee results of faculty survey measuring support of the “Shape of the College” draft, Feb. 16, 2021

By The Ithacan | Feb 17, 2021

Following the release of APPIC’s “Shape of the College” draft, departments, curriculum committees, and academic policies committees were invited to provide feedback.

Commentary: Anthropology alumni respond to the proposed dissolution of the department

The college’s proposed layoff and program cuts were released, and faculty were informed that the Department of Anthropology would be dissolved. 

ENVS Alumni Advocacy Letter in Support of Dr. Fae Dremock, Feb. 12, 2021

By The Ithacan | Feb 15, 2021

Dear Dean Melanie Stein and Provost La Jerne Terry Cornish, 
We, the alumni of the Ithaca College Environmental Studies and Sciences Department (ENVS), write to you in support of Dr.

Faculty of the Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences letter to the Board of Trustees, Feb. 12, 2021

By The Ithacan | Feb 12, 2021

Dear Chair Lissy, and all members of the Ithaca College Board of Trustees
The Faculty of the IC Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences write to you to share our dismay at both the process and result of the current Academic Prioritization Process (APP).

Editorial: ‘Shape of the College’ slashes programs and harms people

By | Feb 11, 2021

Perhaps the most alarming aspect of the “Shape of the College” is that those who will be losing their jobs are only being treated as numbers.

Commentary: Faculty cuts diminish degree value

By | Feb 10, 2021

As someone who will likely have both of their liberal arts majors eliminated, the value of my degree has depreciated significantly.