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John Rosenthal, council member and professor in the Department of Mathematics presented the summary of the approved budget for the 2016–17 fiscal year to the council at the March 22 meeting. Rosenthal said he was concerned with the ambiguity of where and how much money is being spent for each school.

Faculty Council criticizes lack of budget transparency

By Grace Elletson, Staff Writer March 30, 2016
The Faculty Council is planning to distribute Ithaca College’s budget to all faculty with the attached criticism that it is “deeply lacking detail.” The council is also preparing to launch its diversity and inclusion database by the end of this week.
From left, Lisa Barnard, assistant professor in the strategic communication department; Duncan Duke, assistant professor in the management department; and Chris Hummel, associate professor in the exercise and sports science department, listen to the discussion at the Dec. 1 Faculty Council meeting.

Faculty Council to choose reps for Shared Governance task force

By Grace Elletson, Staff Writer December 2, 2015
The Ithaca College Board of Trustees asked the Faculty Council to pick two faculty members to serve on a task force evaluating the governance structure at the college.
Benjamin Rifkin, provost and vice president of educational affairs, proposed the spending cap at the Sept. 1 Faculty Council meeting.

Rifkin proposes faculty search budget changes to Faculty Council

By Grace Elletson, Contributing Writer September 3, 2015
Provost Benjamin Rifkin proposed changes, including creating more college-wide consistency and lowering spending in the faculty candidate search process at his first faculty council meeting Sept. 1.
“Frankly, if I were a member of the [Ithaca College Board of Trustees,] I wouldn’t have voted for a budget with such vagueness,” John Rosenthall,  executive committee member and professor of mathematics, said. “But they approved it.”

Ithaca College rejects recommendation to add CAPS staff

By Joe Byeon, Staff Writer March 18, 2015
The Ithaca College Faculty Council discussed potential negative impacts of next year’s school budget on the faculty and the administration’s rejection of the council’s suggestion to hire another full-time staff member for the Office of Counseling and Wellness at its meeting March 17.

Ithaca College Faculty Council addresses under-enrollment

By Ramya Vijayagopal, Assistant News Editor August 27, 2014
Members of the Faculty Council met Aug. 26 for their first meeting of the year to discuss the budget, the provost search committee and the Gender Equity Study.

Faculty Council addresses end-of-year business

By Sabrina Knight, News Editor May 8, 2014
The Ithaca College Faculty Council addressed outstanding business for the academic year at its meeting May 6.

Faculty Council addresses fall grade period

By Sabrina Knight, News Editor April 2, 2014
This month, the council received an update on the Academic Workflow Implementation Group project and discussed moving the date for submitting final grades.
Peter Rothbart, chairman of the Faculty Council, and Steven Skopik, chair of the faculty council handbook committee, discuss tenure policies.

Faculty Council discusses tenure updates

By Sabrina Knight, News Editor January 22, 2014
The Faculty Council discussed updates for the Faculty Handbook concerning faculty tenure at its meeting Jan. 21.

Faculty Council reviews policy for graduation

By Skylar DiGuiseppe, Contributing Writer December 4, 2013
The commencement of Ithaca College’s Faculty Council meeting Dec. 3 began with just that: Commencement. At the meeting, the council also discussed the First-Year Reading Initiative, the possible reactivation of the Benefits Committee and a potential prohibition of presentations by student organizations at the meeting.
Members of the Faculty Council speak about communication efforts among committees at their monthly meeting Nov. 12 in Emerson Suites.

Faculty Council discusses communication with committees

By Michael Tkaczevski, Staff Writer November 14, 2013
The Ithaca College Faculty Council discussed its continued efforts to communicate with committees and the college on vetting experimental courses and negotiating the proposed intellectual property policy at its monthly meeting Nov. 12.
From left, Faculty Council members, Deborah Rifkin, John Rosenthal  and Rebecca Lesses consider FYRI changes at their meeting Tuesday.

Faculty Council divided over FYRI

By Michael Tkaczevski, Assistant News Editor September 5, 2013
The Ithaca College Faculty Council began the year by brainstorming possible changes to the First-Year Reading Initiative.
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