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THE ITHACAN

The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

Across Ithaca College, there are limited course offerings because of major curricular revisions and faculty cuts made in the 2020–21 academic year.

Course offerings drop but faculty workload rises

By Aubren Villasenor, Staff Writer February 22, 2023
Across Ithaca College, there are limited course offerings because of major curricular revisions and faculty cuts made in the 2020–21 academic year.
Fae Dremock, former assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences, shares her story from faculty cuts in 2021. She relates how being cut massively affected her life.

Commentary: The lives that IC administration chainsaw massacred

By Fae Dremock February 21, 2023
In January 2021, 116 full-time equivalent faculty members were cut from Ithaca College.
Editorial: SLT’s compensations must be disclosed and regulated

Editorial: SLT’s compensations must be disclosed and regulated

By The Ithacan January 25, 2023
Except for the lack of regulations and financial transparency, the hierarchical difference between administration and faculty is large.
Sophomore psychology major Nicole De La Mota said she has heard in class from her psychology professors that some psychology courses will likely shift from three to four credits in the future.

Psychology minors face registration struggles because of low course offerings

By Kai Lincke, Staff Writer November 30, 2022
Faculty cuts in the Ithaca College Department of Psychology have left many students minoring in psychology struggling to register for Spring 2023 classes and meet the requirements needed to graduate. 
The Ithaca College Faculty Council met for the first time for the 2022–23 academic year Sept. 6 and discussed issues covered throughout the 2021-22 academic year. These included shared governance, student retention rates, benefits and faculty morale.

Faculty Council talks morale, benefits and student retention

By Olivia Stanzl, Staff Writer September 7, 2022
At the first faculty council meeting of the 2022-23 academic year, the council discussed ongoing issues from the 2021-22 academic year and future plans.
Column: Registration is a struggle

Column: Registration is a struggle

By Mikayla Tolliver November 17, 2021
The cutting of several faculty and staff members has made it significantly harder for students to find a seat in classes they were so excited to sign up for
Editorial: Giving Day success comes at an inappropriate time

Editorial: Giving Day success comes at an inappropriate time

By The Ithacan May 5, 2021
The college did not have any issue starting an open flow of communication with its constituents when asking for money prior to Giving Day.
Raza Rumi, director of the Park Center for Independent Media, has more than two decades of experience in media, international development and public administration.

Commentary: IC Reorganization Requires Transparency and Inclusiveness in Decision Making Processes

By Raza Rumi April 8, 2021
The realignment of schools, departments and programs needs to be based on the imagination of those who teach, think, research and write — faculty.
The Office of Admissions has discouraged prospective students and their families from visiting the campus. The college stated in its “Return to Campus” plan that the campus is open only to students, faculty and staff.

Prospective students express mixed responses to APP

By Syd Pierre, Staff Writer April 7, 2021
Some prospective students have concerns about the effects of the cuts, while others feel the cuts will not have an impact on their futures at the college.
Junior Megan Handley is a tour guide in the Office of Admission. Handley has struggled to discuss the recent faculty cuts and lack of transparency from the administration with prospective students.

Commentary: Prospective students deserve transparency

By Megan Handley March 24, 2021
Looking around at a college changed by a pandemic, economic decline and administrative negligence, I wonder if I would have made the same decision.
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 Senate calls for support for terminated faculty and staff

By Ashley Stalnecker, Senior Writer March 17, 2021
The Humanities and Sciences (H&S) Faculty Senate drafted a resolution that calls for the college to provide resources for terminated faculty members.
Recentering the conversation

Recentering the conversation

By John Turner March 17, 2021
The number of BIPOC faculty being cut is not the only issue. Racist professors still having a job and being protected by tenure needs to be addressed.
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