Similar to now, contingent faculty members found themselves at risk of losing their jobs — and even more, their connections with students.
Only 12.2% of faculty members identify as people of color. However, the college does not publicly share this information broken down by faculty rank.
The only protection faculty at IC have against destructive top-down management decisions is to stand in solidarity with one another.
We urge you to put an end to the wave of terminations among full-time contingent faculty and to support the union in its efforts to end discriminatory labor practices at Ithaca College.
It would be wonderful to see more awards go to contingent faculty this year, but that can only happen if you — yes, you! — nominate someone who’s touched your life.
A large percentage of the professors at this college have been excluded from consideration since they started teaching here, and it’s beyond time they get the recognition they deserve.
By firing these three professors, the administration has communicated once again that it does not have the best interests of students in mind.
Never knowing if we will be brought back from one year to another makes it hard to plan our lives and fully support our students and our families.