Kobler will be replacing Chris Biehn, former vice president for institutional advancement, who left the college April 15.
The Ithaca College Contingent Faculty Union has also been requesting the college adopt the specific family leave policy laid out in the law.
Ithaca College’s senior leadership has seen a significant number of administrative departures, leaving the college with uncertainty about what will be accomplished throughout the remainder of his tenure.
After nearly a year of negotiations, the Ithaca College part-time faculty union and the administration are still negotiating the most complex contract elements: benefits, wages and job security. Each side feels differently about the progress that’s being made.
Spencer Stuart, the executive search firm tasked with finding applicants for the ninth president of Ithaca College, met with members of the campus community April 19, however some of the sessions had a low student turnout.
INSIGHT Into Diversity, a magazine dealing with diversity leadership on college campuses, published short statements provided by the two in the April print issue and online in March.
Adding marginalized voices and diverse content to classrooms and education is critical, but treating it as a cure to systemic problems misses the point.
How can IC retain excellent instructors and maintain the quality of the education they provide our students, when we leave them to struggle, living paycheck to paycheck, on semester to semester commitments, year after year?
Faculty Council members discussed a potential new administrative position and having a workshop to educate the council on diversity and inclusion.