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The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

With technology rapidly expanding and student enrollment declining, institutions like IC are investing in social media and advertising resources.

IC invests in social media to increase enrollment

By Olivia Stanzl, Staff Writer March 1, 2023
With technology rapidly expanding and student enrollment declining, institutions like IC are investing in social media and advertising resources.
On Nov. 3, Ithaca College faculty members were sent an email from the Offices of the Provost and the Registrar explaining that the proposed scheduling grid for Fall 2023 would not be used after faculty raised concerns. 

Proposed scheduling grid dropped after campus concerns

By Vivian Rose, Staff Writer November 16, 2022
On Nov. 3, faculty members were sent an email from the Offices of the Provost and the Registrar explaining that the proposed scheduling grid for Fall 2023 would not be used after faculty raised concer
Editorial: IC must prioritize current students’ financial needs

Editorial: IC must prioritize current students’ financial needs

By The Ithacan, The Ithacan October 26, 2022
Ithaca College is expecting to make operational changes in the upcoming years based on the college’s dropping enrollment and retention.
The college is expanding on its strategies that increase yield while utilizing new marketing campaigns to increase enrollment and initiating outreach to students to improve retention. Since Fall 2018, enrollment has decreased from 6,517 students to 5,054 students in Fall 2022 — a 22% decline — according to the college’s Office of Analytics and Institutional Research.

Yield increases while college works to improve enrollment and retention

By Noa Ran-Ressler, Staff Writer October 26, 2022
Ithaca College’s enrollment has exceeded its target in Fall 2022, but campus administration is still working on solutions to increase prospective student engagement and retention.
From left, David Lissy ’87, chair of the Board of Trustees, and James Nolan ’77, vice president of the board, meet with the campus community in Fall 2022. The Board of Trustees recently reconvened for its Spring 2023 meetings earlier in May.

Board of Trustees discusses student retention rates

By Vivian Rose, Staff Writer October 5, 2022
Members of the Ithaca College Board of Trustees visited with Ithaca College students, staff and faculty to answer questions about what the board is focused on.
Interim President La Jerne Cornish began the meeting by introducing the speakers and thanking faculty, staff and students for making the return to campus and in-person classes possible.

Senior Leadership Team updates IC at All-College Gathering

By Lorien Tyne, Assistant News Editor February 2, 2022
The Ithaca College Senior Leadership Team updated the college community at the All College Gathering on Feb. 1. 
The Faculty Council at a meeting Sept. 5, 2017. The Ithaca College Faculty Council met with Tim Downs, vice president of Finance and Administration and chief financial officer, and discussed the college’s financial status.

Faculty Council discusses college’s financial status

By Syd Pierre, Assistant News Editor November 10, 2021
The Ithaca College Faculty Council met with Tim Downs, vice president of Finance and Administration and chief financial officer, and discussed the college’s financial status.
Editorial: BIPOC students on campus deserve to have a safe place

Editorial: BIPOC students on campus deserve to have a safe place

By The Ithacan November 3, 2021
If the college wants to see more diversity and an increase in BIPOC students, it needs to step up and be creative
The college is a predominantly white institution, with 3,795 white students enrolled during Fall 2021, while there are 1,223 students of color enrolled, according to AIR. Laurie Koehler, vice president for Marketing and Enrollment Strategy, Nicole Eversley Bradwell, executive director of Admission and Shana Gore, executive director of Student Financial Services said they were concerned by the recent downturn in enrollment of Black, Indigenous and students of color (BIPOC), and that it reflected a national downtrend.

College community unsatisfied by students of color enrollment

By Elizabeth Kharabadze, Staff Writer November 3, 2021
The number of students of color at the college have fluctuated over the past five years, according to the Office of Analytics and Institutional Research.
From left, Laurie Koehler, vice president for Marketing and Enrollment Strategy, interim president La Jerne Cornish, and David Weil, chief information officer of Information Technology, at the State of the College gathering Oct. 5.

SLT gives updates at the State of the College gathering

By Caitlin Holtzman, News Editor October 6, 2021
The Ithaca College SLT gave updates regarding the college’s enrollment, finances and goals for the 2021–22 academic year at the State of the College gathering Oct. 5. 
Some students and faculty at Ithaca College are finding that low enrollment and faculty and program cuts made as a result of the Academic Program Prioritization (APP) process have affected course registration for Fall 2021.

Low enrollment results in reduced course offerings

By Syd Pierre, Staff Writer April 21, 2021
Some students and faculty are finding that low enrollment and faculty and program cuts have affected course registration for Fall 2021.
Greg Peterson ‘09 addresses Ithaca College’s decline in student enrollment and writes that the college’s decision to resize does not solve the school’s problems.

Commentary: Where do Demographics End and Decision-Making Begin?

By Greg Peterson April 14, 2021
If regional demographics are impacting admissions, then why are many schools not seeing the same trends in applications and enrollment as IC?
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