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Between 2010 and 2019, the percentage of alumni who donated dropped by about half. In 2010, the rate was 12.2% and in 2019, it was 6.4%. Wendy Kobler, vice president for Philanthropy and Engagement, said the percentage was stabilizing between 6.2% to 6.4%, but for the 2020 fiscal year, the rate was 6.2%. While the national average rate of alumni who donate back to their college is only 8%, Ithaca College still falls below the average. The last year the college had an alumni donation percentage above 8% was 2015.

Alumni donations start to flatline at Ithaca College

By Caitlin Holtzman and Olivia Stanzl November 3, 2021
The rate of Ithaca College alumni donating back to the college is stabilizing after years of decreases — but at a percentage lower than the national average.
The APP process began in September 2020 when Interim President La Jerne Cornish convened the Academic Program Prioritization Implementation Committee (APPIC) and the Academic Program Prioritization Advisory Committee (APPAC) and provided them with their tasks.

College moves forward with second phase of APP

By Caitlin Holtzman, News Editor September 8, 2021
Ithaca College is moving into the second phase of the Academic Program Prioritization process, which involves restructuring some academic programs.
Senior Shoshanna Maniscalco lights candles at a Feb. 24 vigil by the library in honor of faculty members who will be terminated.

Students hold candlelight vigil in response to faculty cuts

By Alyshia Korba, Assistant News Editor February 25, 2021
The Open the Books coalition organized a candlelight vigil to honor the faculty members whose positions are being eliminated due to the APP.
From left, junior Leah Harbison-Ricciutti, senior Emily Rose, junior Clare Collins, and Adelia Alexander ’20, rest under an ocotillo plant en route to Pinto Mountain in Joshua Tree National Park, California during the immersion semester program.

Recreation and leisure department opposes department cut

By Syd Pierre, Staff Writer February 25, 2021
The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies and community organizations its students work with are voicing their opposition to the “Shape of the College” recommendations.
The Academic Program Prioritization Implementation Committee (APPIC) released its final recommendations for the APP in the “Shape of the College” document Feb. 18. The final recommendations, like the draft document, recommend the elimination of 116 FTE faculty positions and 26 departments, programs and majors.

Ithaca College approves plan for faculty cuts

By Alexis Manore, News Editor February 25, 2021
The APPIC released its final recommendations for the APP in the “Shape of the College” document Feb. 18. The final recommendations recommend the elimination of 116 full-time equivalent faculty.
The No Confidence in Shape of the College Recommendation resolution resolves stopping the implementation of the “Shape of the College” draft in order to incorporate more student, staff and faculty input.

SGC expresses no confidence in plan for faculty cuts

By Syd Pierre, Staff Writer February 24, 2021
The Ithaca College SGC passed a resolution expressing no confidence in the “Shape of the College” proposal outlining faculty and program cuts at its Feb. 22 meeting.
The Ithaca College Presidential Search Committee has announced that it has picked an executive search firm to use in the search for the 10th president of the college.

IC AAUP circulates petition to reject faculty and program cuts

By Alexis Manore, News Editor February 18, 2021
The petition asks for increased shared governance, an extended timeline and increased financial transparency throughout the Academic Program Prioritization (APP) process.
The virtual open-conversation session was led by David Lissy ’87, chair of the board of trustees, and James Nolan ’77, vice chair of the board of trustees. About 55 people attended the event.

Board of Trustees discusses faculty and program cuts

By Alexis Manore, News Editor February 15, 2021
The Board of Trustees provided feedback on the Academic Program Prioritization process and discussed the college’s financial health and enrollment strategy at its February meeting.
To fight the cuts and push for shared governance, some faculty members are creating an Ithaca College chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). The AAUP works to develop standards in higher education and advocates for academic freedom and shared governance. 

‘Shape of the College’ draft met with criticism

By Alexis Manore, Alyshia Korba, and Caitlin Holtzman February 11, 2021
Faculty, students and alumni share their reactions to the "Shape of the College" draft.
On the left, Juan Arroyo, assistant professor in the Department of Politics attends a Model UN conference with the Model UN club in February 2017. On the right, Alex Moon, assistant professor in the Department of Politics speaks at a faculty council meeting in December 2015.

Department of Politics voices opposition to faculty cuts

By Alexis Manore, News Editor February 10, 2021
The Department of Politics is voicing its opposition to the draft “Shape of the College” document and the Academic Program Prioritization process.
The Ithaca College Presidential Search Committee has announced that it has picked an executive search firm to use in the search for the 10th president of the college.

Alumni voice opposition to proposed faculty and program cuts

By Alyshia Korba, Assistant News Editor February 4, 2021
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.
Bill Guerrero, vice president for finance and administration, speaks at a Faculty Council meeting Dec. 4, 2018. Guerrero attended the Feb. 2 meeting to answer questions about the financial effects of the APP process. 

Faculty Council to hold vote on “Shape of the College” draft

By Alyshia Korba, Assistant News Editor February 3, 2021
The Ithaca College Faculty Council voted to hold an all-faculty vote to collect feedback on the “Shape of the College” document.
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