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THE ITHACAN

The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

Editorial: The college must value and invest in faculty

Editorial: The college must value and invest in faculty

By The Ithacan May 2, 2024
No matter the school, educators are the foundation of students’ learning. Excellent educators help cultivate excellent students. However, when educators are not properly supported or appreciated, their ability to educate students dwindles. Undervaluing educators leads to high turnover rates, which can create an unstable and inconsistent environment for students. At Ithaca College, this problem is especially evident.
Following faculty reductions made to realign the faculty-to-student ratio, one of the many recommendations made was for departments to revise their curricula.

Curricular revisions alter course requirements for students

By Lorien Tyne, News Editor April 27, 2023
Departments across Ithaca College have been undergoing major curricular revisions as part of the objectives in the Shape of the College.
Across Ithaca College, there are limited course offerings because of major curricular revisions and faculty cuts made in the 2020–21 academic year.

Course offerings drop but faculty workload rises

By Aubren Villasenor, Staff Writer February 22, 2023
Across Ithaca College, there are limited course offerings because of major curricular revisions and faculty cuts made in the 2020–21 academic year.
Re:Mixing - Open The Books with Julia Machlin and Sara Stohl

‘Re:Mixing’ – “Open The Books” with Julia Machlin and Sara Stohl

By The Ithacan, Arleigh Rodgers February 23, 2021

The Ithacan · 'Re:Mixing' - "Open The Books" with Julia Machlin and Sara Stohl Open the Books is a movement on campus that is fighting for transparency and shared governance regarding faculty cuts...

At the All Student and Family Gathering on March 25, La Jerne Cornish, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, announced that the college is planning to be fully open for Fall 2021.

Administration answers questions about program and faculty cuts

By Caitlin Holtzman, Assistant News Editor January 22, 2021
The SGC hosted the meeting in response to pushback from campus community members regarding the upcoming faculty and program cuts.
The Contingent Faculty Union urged the college’s administration to be creative in its attempts to save money amid the COVID-19 pandemic and to support contingent faculty members, who are most at risk of being laid off. 

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.

IC community holds protest against upcoming faculty cuts

November 16, 2020

Students for Labor Action hosted a rally Nov. 14 at Ithaca College to protest the Academic Program Prioritization process and impending faculty and staff cuts.

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