March 5, 2021
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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.

Commentary: Community Solidarity is a Necessity — A SHEL Perspective

By | Feb 9, 2021

As a community, I feel we need to do better. Coming home from a long day at work and seeing images of 50-plus kids at a party is a slap in the face.

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.