To our friends and colleagues in the Jewish community, we feel your pain and share your outrage.
(The following letter was sent to the addressees on February 16, 2022)
From: Connor Watson, Class of 2023, Politics (B.A.)
To: Leticia Guibunda, SGC Vice President of Campus Affairs, Student Representative on Presidential Search Committee
Subject: Student Concerns for Presidential Search Committee
As our Student Representative on the Presidential Search Committee, I’m writing to you to bring some concerns to your attention that I’m hoping you can present to the Committee.
(The following letter was sent to the addressees on January 10, 2022)
To: Interim President Cornish Interim Provost Stein Board of Trustees Chairs Lissy and Nolan
From: Former School of Music Faculty Members and Administrators
Re: Proposed Merger of School of Music and Department of Theater Arts
This letter is coming to you from 18 former faculty members and administrators of the School of Music.
Please note: The following submission was sent to The Ithacan in advance of the recent announcement re: the restructuring of the School of Music and the Department of Theatre Arts.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.