Ithaca College is taking the first major step toward reaccreditation by putting together the first drafts of a report that analyzes how the college is meeting certain standards.
Luke Keller, professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, and Abraham Mulugetta, professor in the Department of Finance and International Business, have been named Charles A. Dana professors — the first to receive this distinction since 2008.
Two new Ithaca College Dana professors were announced Aug. 30, after changes were made to the professorship program by the Faculty Council and subsequently approved by the Executive Committee of the Dana Foundation this past February.
Ithaca College is in the beginning stages of The Middle States Commission on Higher Education reaccreditation process, a procedure to evaluate if the college is reaching certain standards of quality higher education.
A petition is being circulated among Ithaca College full-time faculty asking the administration to edit the union election informational website it created to be more in line with the statement that the college is “neither anti-union nor pro-union,” which the college claims on the same website. As of 8 p.m. Thursday the petition was signed by 105 people.
A consultant from the AGB Search visited Ithaca College Sept. 8–9 to collect feedback from the campus community about the qualities they seek in the next provost.