The Open the Books coalition held two protests the week of the release of the Academic Program Prioritization recommendations.
The Ithacan · ‘Re:Mixing’ – “Open The Books” with Julia Machlin and Sara Stohl
Open the Books is a movement on campus that is fighting for transparency and shared governance regarding faculty cuts at Ithaca College.
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.
Perhaps the most alarming aspect of the “Shape of the College” is that those who will be losing their jobs are only being treated as numbers.
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.
President Shirley M. Collado condemned a display of signs and markings calling for financial transparency amid faculty, staff and program cuts.
Students are saying that they want more communication and transparency regarding these faculty cuts. Students are also requesting basic information.