David Turkon, associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at Ithaca College, died July 17.
A month into President Tom Rochon’s final year in office, faculty members are expressing concerns that the administration has failed to adequately address grievances voiced during in Fall 2015.
The Office of International Programs at Ithaca College is planning to cut more than half of its study abroad programs for the 2017–18 academic year.
Faculty Council has decided to create a task force to gather more information after a group of part-time faculty spoke to the council about issues with negotiating their union contract with the Ithaca College administration.
Faculty Council has decided the criteria by which faculty can be nominated for the Presidential Search Committee and who can vote for those nominees.
Faculty Council members discussed a potential new administrative position and having a workshop to educate the council on diversity and inclusion.
The Ithaca College Board of Trustees asked the Faculty Council to pick two faculty members to serve on a task force evaluating the governance structure at the college.
The Office of Marketing Communications is undergoing a shift in strategy from a client-based model to a model that focuses on the whole of the Ithaca College brand. At the Oct. 6 Faculty Council meeting, faculty voiced worries about the new system.
Provost Benjamin Rifkin proposed changes, including creating more college-wide consistency and lowering spending in the faculty candidate search process at his first faculty council meeting Sept. 1.
“It was mysterious and dark, the heart of darkness,” David Turkon, associate professor and chair of the anthropology department, said. “I didn’t know what I was going into, but I knew I was going to a place called Africa.”