It’s been obvious that over the last four months, the administration has not been open to discourse with the campus community.
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.
Staff and contingent faculty are my friends. Hardly any campuswide acknowledgement of their furloughs-turned-to-layoffs has occurred.
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).
Following the release of APPIC’s “Shape of the College” draft, departments, curriculum committees, and academic policies committees were invited to provide feedback.
The college’s proposed layoff and program cuts were released, and faculty were informed that the Department of Anthropology would be dissolved.
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.
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).
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.
A Message to the Senior Leadership Team and the Board of Trustees:
We write to you with concern for our alma mater and the decisions that are being made by the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), the Academic Program Prioritization Implementation Committee (APPIC), the Office of Human Resources, as well as the Board of Trustees to fire some of our most beloved and valued faculty and staff members and to downsize or eliminate programs and majors.