With its position as a representative body, Staff Council should have the courage to go further.
We wish to express our confidence that serious, conscientious changes in campus governance will make the College stronger and safer for everyone.
Ithaca College part-time faculty have expressed disappointment about being excluded from the vote of no confidence in President Tom Rochon to be held by Faculty Council and have been in conversation to initiate their own vote.
The Ithaca College part-time faculty bargaining committee and the administration discussed the committee’s goals at their first bargaining session Oct. 20.
After electing to unionize in May, Ithaca College part-time faculty members have identified increased compensation as a major priority heading into negotiations after spending the summer forming a bargaining committee.
New York State Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton sent a letter April 23 urging President Tom Rochon and the Ithaca College Board of Trustees to respect the right of Ithaca College part-time faculty to organize and vote to form a union.
The National Labor Relations Board has finalized the date for Ithaca College’s part-time faculty unionization election, which Linda Petrosino, interim provost for educational affairs, detailed in a letter to part-time faculty April 22.
Adjuncts and part-time professors at colleges and universities across the country organized a national walkout event Feb. 25, but Ithaca College’s part-time faculty did not participate.