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Alumni Letter to the Senior Leadership Team and the Board of Trustees, Feb. 2021

By The Ithacan | Feb 9, 2021

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.

Open Letter from Open the Books, Fall 2020

By The Ithacan | Feb 8, 2021

Back to the Beginning: Real Shared Governance
When planning began in earnest for the “Ithaca Forever” and Academic Prioritization Process (APP), assembled community members were given the overarching goal of “right-sizing” Ithaca College; we—tenured, tenure track, NTEN, and contingent faculty as well as staff and students—were asked to deliver plans in the service of that goal.

Testimonials: Alumni express concerns about faculty cuts

By | Feb 8, 2021

Some Ithaca College alumni are voicing their opposition to the implementation of the APP process and the resulting faculty and program cuts.

Department of Politics letter in response to APP recommendations, Feb. 3, 2021

By The Ithacan | Feb 4, 2021

Dear Politics students and alumni, 
We write to share our response to the APP recommendations (The Shape of the College), as we feel it is important to keep you informed. 

Letter from BIPOC faculty to Faculty Council, Nov. 19, 2020

By The Ithacan | Jan 22, 2021

Dear Faculty Council Executive Committee, 
We write as a group of BIPOC faculty at Ithaca College who have no communal affiliation other than our shared experiences at this predominantly white institution.

Editorial: Stonewalling and Arrogance Counter to Our Values

By The Ithacan | Dec 18, 2020

If students are Ithaca College’s “why,” then why are those same students being ignored and talked down to?

Commentary: Full scale of faculty layoffs may be misrepresented by administration

The only protection faculty at IC have against destructive top-down management decisions is to stand in solidarity with one another.

Editorial: Professors need to be commended not cut

By | Nov 23, 2020

Ultimately, faculty members need to be commended for their work in altering their curricula. This demonstrates what makes the college special.

Editorial: Students are forced to take matters into their own hands, yet again

By | Nov 22, 2020

Students are saying that they want more communication and transparency regarding these faculty cuts. Students are also requesting basic information.

Editorial: Administration lacks consistency and transparency

By | Nov 11, 2020

The Ithaca College administration has been inconsistent throughout this semester, and its intentions are often unclear.

Editorial: Community members need to take a stand in prioritization process

By | Nov 9, 2020

Clearly, this is something no one wants to see happen. Shared governance can be achieved. The college is just making it more difficult.

Editorial: Academic Program Prioritization requires community effort

By | Oct 23, 2020

Throughout the years, different groups have siloed themselves from one another on all levels. Students typically stay within their respective schools.