Ithaca College is moving into the second phase of the Academic Program Prioritization process, which involves restructuring some academic programs.
Some members of the Ithaca College community have expressed disappointment in President Shirley M. Collado’s last year as president following the announcement that she is leaving the college.
The APPIC released its final recommendations for the APP in the “Shape of the College” document Feb. 18. The final recommendations recommend the elimination of 116 full-time equivalent faculty.
There is no denying that the college needs to make painful department and program cuts and layoffs, but the haste of the process is infuriating.
Inside Higher Ed, an education publication, published a story about the resistance to the Academic Program Prioritization process at the college.
Ithaca College alumni, faculty and students voiced their opposition to the implementation of the Academic Program Prioritization (APP) process during a town hall Feb. 3.