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THE ITHACAN

From left, Luke Keller, professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy; Stacia Zubusky, associate provost of Academic Programs; and FC Chair Dave Gondeck.

Faculty Council initiates credit hour policy clarifications for reaccreditation process

By Vivian Rose, Assistant News Editor February 7, 2024
The Ithaca College Faculty Council heard from Stacia Zabusky, associate provost for Academic Programs, about the college’s credit hour policy and Emily Rockett, vice president, general counsel and secretary to the board of trustees, about nominations for a faculty trustee in its Feb. 6 meeting. 
The Ithaca College Faculty Council heard from the co-chairs of the Middle States Reaccreditation committee and from the college’s director of energy management and sustainability at its Dec. 5 meeting. Melanie Stein, provost and senior vice president of academic affairs, also spoke about upcoming updates to the academic dishonesty policy, in addition to creating a comprehensive credit hour policy.

Faculty Council receives updates on energy management and sustainability

By Lorien Tyne, News Editor December 6, 2023
The Ithaca College Faculty Council heard from the co-chairs of the Middle States Reaccreditation committee and from the college’s director of energy management and sustainability at its Dec. 5 meeting. Updates were also given on a new faculty retirement plan option and a policy change about the length of advanced notice when the college separates from an employee.
From left, Belisa Gonzalez, professor of sociology and dean of faculty, equity, inclusion, and belonging, and David Gondek, associate professor in the Department of Biology and chair of the Faculty Council, discuss the low response rate for the Campus Climate Survey which is currently about 15%.

Faculty Council discusses Campus Climate Survey and benefits enrollment for employees

By Prakriti Panwar, Assistant News Editor November 9, 2023
Ithaca College’s Faculty Council met for its monthly meeting Nov. 7 to discuss low response rates to the Campus Climate Survey that closes Nov. 14 and to hear from the Faculty and Staff Wellness Committee about benefits enrollment.
From left, Stacia Zabusky, associate provost of academic programs; Michael Trotti, legal studies coordinator and professor in the Department of History; Dave Gondek, associate professor in the Department of Biology and chair of Faculty Council; Carly Jo Hosbach-Cannon, associate director and graduate program chair of the Department of Speech, Language, Pathology and Audiology and Lauren Steele, vice chair of the faculty council and assistant professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies assess the success of the summer onboarding and registration model.

Faculty council discusses success of pre-registration process and convenes new sub-committee

By Prakriti Panwar, Assistant News Editor October 4, 2023
The Ithaca College Faculty Council met Oct. 3 to discuss the success of summer academic onboarding through the pre-registration process. It also convened a sub-committee for student statements. 
Members of Faculty Council met on Sept. 5 for its first meeting of the Fall 2023 semester to discuss faculty searches, grievance policies and future meeting times.

Faculty Council discusses revisions to grievance policy

By Prakriti Panwar, Assistant News Editor September 6, 2023
On Sept. 5, the Ithaca College Faculty Council met for its first meeting of the Fall 2023 semester to discuss faculty search procedures, revisions to the grievance policy and future meeting times. 
All of the candidates for the executive committee ran unopposed. Michael Trotti, professor in the Department of History, said the executive committee has been primarily composed of faculty from the School of Humanities and Sciences and proposed that the council wait until its August 2023 meeting to see if members from the other schools would nominate themselves for the positions.

Faculty Council elects executive committee, reviews proposals

By Kai Lincke and Prakriti Panwar May 3, 2023
In its May 2 meeting, the Ithaca College Faculty Council elected members for its 2023–24 executive committee and listened to student proposals.
From left, Cory Young, associate professor in the Department of Strategic Communication and director of the Honors Program; Chee Ng, assistant professor in the Department of Finance and International Business; and Jonathan Ablard, professor in the Department of History, discuss academic freedom, mental health and misconduct policies at the Faculty Council meeting April 4.

Faculty Council discusses mental health and academic processes

By Noa Ran-Ressler, Assistant News Editor April 5, 2023
At their April 4 meeting, members discussed non-tenure track faculty, student mental health, the academic misconduct process and academic freedom. 
From left, David Gondek, associate professor in the Department of Biology; Susan Salahshor, director of the Physician Assistant Program; and Laura Kuo, health sciences librarian, attend the March 7 Faculty Council meeting.

Faculty Council reviews syllabus policies and search committees

By Noa Ran-Ressler, Assistant News Editor March 8, 2023
Faculty Council convened March 7 and revisited the Title IX climate review and discussed syllabus policy changes and faculty search committees among other topics.
The Feb. 7 Faculty Council meeting discussed including trust issues between Ithaca College faculty and administration, shared governance responsibilities and a controversial Title IX report.

Faculty Council discusses long-standing issues and Title IX report

By Noa Ran-Ressler, Staff Writer February 8, 2023
The Feb. 7 Faculty Council meeting discussed including trust issues between Ithaca College faculty and administration, shared governance responsibilities and a controversial Title IX report.
Provost Melanie Stein discussed a retreat in early January attended by members of the Board of Trustees, Faculty Council and Presidents Cabinetin where they talked about major challenges facing the college.

All-College Gathering discusses challenges at IC and solutions

By Lorien Tyne, News Editor January 29, 2023
Faculty, staff and some students attended the All-College Gathering on Jan. 26. College leadership spent the noon hour speaking about student success and shared governance.
From left, Faculty Council members John Winslow, associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy; Hilary Greenberger, professor in the Department of Physical Therapy; and Melanie Stein, provost and senior vice president, at the Dec. 6 Faculty Council meeting.

Provost to take limited role in Faculty Council meetings

By Elijah de Castro, Senior Writer December 7, 2022
Melanie Stein, provost and senior vice president, announced that she will no longer stay at Faculty Council meetings after giving the provost’s report.
From left, Charis Dimaras, professor in the Department of Music Performance, Ellen Staurowsky, professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences and Studies and Rebecca Lesses, associate professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion, at a Sept. 6 meeting. At the Nov. 15 meeting, faculty council discussed marketing strategies being used to increase enrollment and the proposed scheduling grid.

Faculty Council discusses enrollment strategies and the scheduling grid

By Elijah de Castro, Senior Writer November 16, 2022
At the Nov. 15 Faculty Council meeting, the college’s Office of Admission announced that it is using social media data to place advertisements and the council discussed scheduling grid changes.
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