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IC Open the Books and IC Alumni Against Austerity are organizations that formed in opposition to the Academic Program Prioritization process. Collectively they voice concerns about current leadership at the college enabling and rewarding people who abuse their positions of power.

Commentary: Abuses of power cannot be rewarded

It is time for Ithaca College leadership to stop enabling and rewarding people who abuse their positions of power.
The APP process began in September 2020 when Interim President La Jerne Cornish convened the Academic Program Prioritization Implementation Committee (APPIC) and the Academic Program Prioritization Advisory Committee (APPAC) and provided them with their tasks.

College moves forward with second phase of APP

By Caitlin Holtzman, News Editor September 9, 2021
Ithaca College is moving into the second phase of the Academic Program Prioritization process, which involves restructuring some academic programs.
Ithaca College President Shirley M. Collado at the Class of 2025 convocation Aug. 18. Collado is stepping down as president of the college effective Aug. 30.

Campus community reacts to Collado’s departure

By Caitlin Holtzman, News Editor August 26, 2021
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.
Students voice their opposition to the faculty cuts at a protest organized by the Open the Books coalition Feb. 22. Protesters held a banner at the crosswalk outside the Peggy Ryan Williams Center.

IC organizations hold events to discuss impacts of APP

By Caitlin Holtzman, Elizabeth Kharabadze, and Syd Pierre April 29, 2021
Organizations at Ithaca College held three events within the past week to address the impact of the Academic Program Prioritization (APP).
The Academic Program Prioritization Implementation Committee (APPIC) released its final recommendations for the APP in the “Shape of the College” document Feb. 18. The final recommendations, like the draft document, recommend the elimination of 116 FTE faculty positions and 26 departments, programs and majors.

Ithaca College approves plan for faculty cuts

By Alexis Manore, News Editor February 25, 2021
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.
Editorial: Administration casts aside college communitys voices

Editorial: Administration casts aside college community’s voices

By The Ithacan February 18, 2021
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.
At the All Student and Family Gathering on March 25, La Jerne Cornish, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, announced that the college is planning to be fully open for Fall 2021.

Education publication reports on resistance to faculty cuts

By Alexis Manore, News Editor February 9, 2021
Inside Higher Ed, an education publication, published a story about the resistance to the Academic Program Prioritization process at the college.
The Ithaca College Presidential Search Committee has announced that it has picked an executive search firm to use in the search for the 10th president of the college.

Alumni voice opposition to proposed faculty and program cuts

By Alyshia Korba, Assistant News Editor February 4, 2021
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.
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