At a March 6 reception, La Jerne Cornish was congratulated as Ithaca College’s 10th president after a long search process.
The Ithaca College chapter of the American Association of University Professors expresses the need for transparency in the current presidential search.
The Ithaca College chapter of the American Association of University Professors is calling for transparency during the search for the tenth president of the college.
The petition asks for increased shared governance, an extended timeline and increased financial transparency throughout the Academic Program Prioritization (APP) process.
Professors at Ithaca College are paid less than their counterparts at similar four-year private colleges in New York state. Despite this data, some faculty and administrators believe it is not fair to compare these other institutions in New York state to the college.
Concerns about working conditions for contingent faculty members have led to an increase in unionization recently, with part- and full-time contingent faculty sometimes joining together in bargaining units.
The American Association of University Professors released a comprehensive report April 13 on faculty salaries at higher education institutions, showing the first single-digit increase since the Great Recession while arguing that they are still underpaid.
During the economically challenging times that institutions of higher education face, tenure is a situational aspect of employment that no longer gives faculty a free ride throughout their careers. The development of post-tenure reviews to assess performance in the classroom and relation to students has taken place during the past decade. The American Association of…