The SGC hosted the meeting in response to pushback from campus community members regarding the upcoming faculty and program cuts.
Members of the Ithaca College Faculty Council expressed confusion and dissatisfaction with the recommendations for program and department cuts.
President Shirley M. Collado condemned a display of signs and markings calling for financial transparency amid faculty, staff and program cuts.
The Faculty Council discussed amending the Faculty Handbook to prevent faculty of color from being disproportionately affected by faculty cuts.
The only protection faculty at IC have against destructive top-down management decisions is to stand in solidarity with one another.
Students are saying that they want more communication and transparency regarding these faculty cuts. Students are also requesting basic information.
Ithaca College will not conduct dean searches for the School of Music, School of Business and the Roy H. Park School of Communications in the 2020–21 academic year due to academic program review.