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From left Amy Jessen-Marshall, vice president in the Office of Integrative Liberal Learning and the Global Commons at the Association of American Colleges, and Universities and David Hubert, associate provost for learning advancement at Salt Lake Community College. The two served as external evaluators of the ICC.

External evaluators come to campus to review ICC

By Ryan King, Assistant News Editor February 12, 2019
Despite the student body’s criticisms of the Integrative Core Curriculum, no students showed up to the two open sessions with external evaluators.
There has been a decrease in student history majors at Ithaca College and nationwide. Pearl Ponce, chair of the Department of History, said the increase of STEM courses, the 2008 recession and the misconception of lack of job security in the history field contribute to the decline.

History majors decline at Ithaca College and nationwide

By Sophia Adamucci, Contributing writer September 25, 2016
Student enrollment in the history major at Ithaca College has decreased by more than half in the last five years, following a national trend in the decrease of history majors nationwide.
The Association of American Colleges and Universities released a report Jan. 20 called “Falling Short? College learning and career success,” which said while 80 percent of employers believe the skill of applying knowledge to real-world settings is “very important,” only 23 percent think students are well prepared with this skill.

National survey evaluates student preparedness

By Kayla Dwyer, News Editor February 4, 2015
The discussion of preparing college students for the workforce has been riding the tide of the 21st century, but with increasing perception gaps among students, employers and active members of the higher education community, the question remains as to what it means to be prepared — and if students truly are.
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