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From left: Peter Rothbart, chair of the Faculty Council and professor in the Department of Music Theory, History and Composition, and Tom Swensen, professor and chair of the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, participate in the last faculty council meeting of the academic year.

Ithaca College Faculty Council selects new leadership

By Grace Elletson, Staff Writer May 11, 2016
The Faculty Council concluded the spring semester by welcoming in new council leadership and addressing goals that Benjamin Rifkin, provost and vice president for educational affairs, has for the coming year.
Roger Richardson, the current interim chief diversity officer, said he agrees with the decision to delay the search for the new Chief Diversity Officer.

Ithaca College on track to meet diversity training deadlines

By Elena Piech, Staff Writer May 9, 2016
“I do feel they’re important,” Earle said. “I think it’s a good first step. In some ways, the problems we had, like the staff had, are some of the same problems that I think we’re going to have with diversity and inclusion.”
The Ithaca College Shared Governance Task Force held listening sessions to solicit feedback from the campus community March 1, 2 and 3. Since then, key individuals involved in this process say there are still issues that need to be resolved and communicated to the campus community.

Campus leaders say issues still exist with shared governance

By Sabrina Knight, Senior Writer May 9, 2016
As the Shared Governance Task Force prepares to meet with the Ithaca College Board of Trustees this month to provide an update on its progress, key individuals involved in this process say there are still issues that need to be resolved and communicated to the campus community.
Professors at Ithaca College are paid less than their counterparts at similar four-year private colleges in New York state, according to data from The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Ithaca College faculty are paid less than at other institutions

By Madeline Lester, Staff Writer April 28, 2016
Professors at Ithaca College are paid less than their counterparts at similar four-year private colleges in New York state. Despite this data, some faculty and administrators believe it is not fair to compare these other institutions in New York state to the college.
Ithaca College students make way for President Tom Rochon at the Dec. 11 protests where protesters called for his resignation. Experts, faculty and students say the protests leading to the presidents resignation could affect the applicant pool for the college’s ninth president.

Fall protests may affect Ithaca College presidential candidates

By Daniel Hart and Sophia Tulp April 9, 2016
“What’s really important for candidates is that they are getting the real story,” Asnicar said. “During this time, there probably has to be some healing, and the process of selection of another president can contribute to that.”
Ithaca College President Tom Rochon and Tom Grape, chair of the Board of Trustees, speak to each other at POC at ICs Oct. 21 protest. Ithaca College has announced the third-party firm tasked with finding the next president of the college.

Ithaca College announces presidential search committee

By Kyle Arnold and Sophia Tulp March 10, 2016
Ithaca College has announced the members of the search committee for the college’s ninth president. The committee of 15 is made up of six members of the Ithaca College Board of Trustees, one dean, three faculty members, two staff members, two students and one alumni representative.
Chris McNamara, Clinical Assistant Professor and Clinic Director in the physical therapy department, updated Faculty Council on the progress of the Shared Governance Task Force at the March 1 meeting. The part-time faculty union contract and the proposed changes to the Meal and Entertainment Policy were also discussed.

Faculty Council to create committee to address union concerns

By Grace Elletson, Staff Writer March 9, 2016
Faculty Council has decided to create a task force to gather more information after a group of part-time faculty spoke to the council about issues with negotiating their union contract with the Ithaca College administration.
David Turkon, associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at Ithaca College, died July 17. 

Faculty Council picks criteria for presidential search members

By Grace Elletson, Staff Writer February 22, 2016
Faculty Council has decided the criteria by which faculty can be nominated for the Presidential Search Committee and who can vote for those nominees.
Gerald Hector, vice president of finance and administration, will leave Ithaca College in July to serve as the vice president for financial affairs at Cornell University.

Approved Ithaca College 2016–17 budget raises tuition and aid

By Sophia Tulp, Assistant News Editor February 18, 2016
The Ithaca College Board of Trustees has approved increases in the tuition, financial aid, salary pool and operating budget of the college during its February meeting.

Faculty town hall meeting attendees discuss campus issues

By Grace Elletson, Staff Writer February 17, 2016
Attendees of this semester’s faculty town hall meeting discussed the presidential search committee, better communication with the Ithaca College Board of Trustees and issues of diversity and inclusion.
Rochon paid above the median salary at private institutions

Rochon paid above the median salary at private institutions

By Annika Kushner, Staff Writer February 17, 2016
Rochon’s total compensation for the 2013 calendar year, the most recent year for which data is available, was $458,318. This includes base pay, bonus pay, nontaxable and “other.”
Peter Rothbart, chair of Faculty Council, speaks at the Nov. 10 Faculty Council meeting. Rothbart has received criticism for Faculty Councils decision to release the results of the faculty vote of no confidence to President Tom Rochon and the Board of Trustees before the rest of the campus community.

Faculty Council gave president early access to vote results

By Grace Elletson, Staff Writer December 14, 2015
Faculty Council is being criticized by faculty members for releasing the results of the faculty no confidence vote to Ithaca College President Tom Rochon and the Ithaca College Board of Trustees before the rest of the college community.
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