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Silo mentality in higher education plays a role at Ithaca College

Silo mentality in higher education plays a role at Ithaca College

By Sophia Adamucci, Contributing Writer October 29, 2016
“Who suffers? The students and the faculty. Rather than silos being a catalyst for student success, they are actually an impediment," Capener said.
Above, senior Francisco Aguilar who combined film and business for his planned study.

College, customized: Planned studies students create own major

By Silas White, Staff Writer February 24, 2016
The planned studies program at Ithaca College gives students the opportunity to create their own field of study.
Assistant professor Katie Marks works with senior Christopher Maher in her office. Marks is a recent recipient of the Student Government Association Exemplary Academic Advisor award.

Ithaca College professor recognized as exceptional adviser

By Kathleen McAleese, Contributing Writer October 28, 2015
Marks is a recent recipient of the Student Government Association Exemplary Academic Advisor award, which is given to an individual who has made a positive impact through his or her advising. Marks' advisee, sophomore Emma Sheinbaum, nominated her for the award.
From left, senior Jacqueline Bilski; Jerry Mirskin, coordinator of the planned studies program; and senior Isabelle Glass meet Feb. 18to discuss the students’ individualized curriculum plans.

Planned studies major gives students distinct experience

By Ahana Dave, Staff Writer February 25, 2015
More than 900 four-year colleges and universities allow students to develop their own programs of study with an adviser’s help, according to an article by The Wall Street Journal.
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