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All of the candidates for the executive committee ran unopposed. Michael Trotti, professor in the Department of History, said the executive committee has been primarily composed of faculty from the School of Humanities and Sciences and proposed that the council wait until its August 2023 meeting to see if members from the other schools would nominate themselves for the positions.

Faculty Council elects executive committee, reviews proposals

By Kai Lincke and Prakriti Panwar May 3, 2023
In its May 2 meeting, the Ithaca College Faculty Council elected members for its 2023–24 executive committee and listened to student proposals.
The Feb. 7 Faculty Council meeting discussed including trust issues between Ithaca College faculty and administration, shared governance responsibilities and a controversial Title IX report.

Faculty Council discusses long-standing issues and Title IX report

By Noa Ran-Ressler, Staff Writer February 8, 2023
The Feb. 7 Faculty Council meeting discussed including trust issues between Ithaca College faculty and administration, shared governance responsibilities and a controversial Title IX report.
Melanie Stein, provost and senior vice president of academic affairs, discussed curriculum changes and shared governance with Student Governance Council.

SGC discusses shared governance and curriculum changes with provost

By Dominick Petrucci, Contributing Writer February 1, 2023
Melanie Stein, provost and senior vice president of academic affairs, discussed curriculum changes and shared governance with the SGC.
Provost Melanie Stein discussed a retreat in early January attended by members of the Board of Trustees, Faculty Council and Presidents Cabinetin where they talked about major challenges facing the college.

All-College Gathering discusses challenges at IC and solutions

By Lorien Tyne, News Editor January 29, 2023
Faculty, staff and some students attended the All-College Gathering on Jan. 26. College leadership spent the noon hour speaking about student success and shared governance.
Members of Faculty Council were able to share their concerns and questions about the changes made to their dental plan that was enacted this year, elected the executive committee and held an executive session for about an hour at its final meeting of the semester. Both the 2021–22 and 2022–23 faculty council members were present for the meeting. 

IC Faculty Council discusses structure of shared governance

By Elijah de Castro, News Editor April 6, 2022
In recent years, the concept of shared governance has been an important part of discussions about how the college’s administration conducts business with the faculty.
Members of Faculty Council were able to share their concerns and questions about the changes made to their dental plan that was enacted this year, elected the executive committee and held an executive session for about an hour at its final meeting of the semester. Both the 2021–22 and 2022–23 faculty council members were present for the meeting. 

IC Faculty Council reviews the impact of new mask policy

By Elijah de Castro, News Editor March 10, 2022
The end of the college’s COVID-19 mask mandate and shared governance were discussed. The council did not discuss the appointment of Cornish to president.
From left, senior Carlos Abreu, vice president of academic affairs of the SGC, and Interim Provost Melanie Stein discuss initiatives at the March 7 meeting.

SGC expresses concern regarding changes at the college

By Lorien Tyne, Assistant News Editor March 10, 2022
SGC discussed its constituents’ concerns and questions March 7, regarding changes at the college like curriculum revision and the mask mandate.
The Open the Books coalition is made up of students, faculty, staff and alumni who are calling for financial transparency from the administration and Board of  Trustees.

Open the Books response to President Collado resignation

By Open the Books coalition August 26, 2021
The people of Ithaca College deserve a role in selecting our leaders. We demand that the search for our next presidential candidate be an open one.
Thomas Pfaff, professor in the Department of Mathematics, calls for transparency from the Senior Leadership Team (SLT). He poses questions for the SLT to answer.

Commentary: How will Ithaca College proceed in years to come?

By Thomas Pfaff March 24, 2021
The SLT has repeatedly stated they took feedback on the strategic plan, but the real decision hinged on a reduction to 5,000 students.
Naeem Inayatullah, professor in the Department of Politics, urges the college to prioritize its workers over capital interests.

Commentary: Reframing Ithaca College’s vision

By Naeem Inayatullah March 16, 2021
The administration’s commitment to disaster capitalism has permanently divided our community. Our wounds are deep; they will not be easily healed. 
Pictured from left to right is Julie Dorsey, Deborah Rifkin and Jean Hardwick. They oppose the Faculty Council issuing a vote of no confidence following faculty cuts.

Commentary: Going on a path forward following faculty cuts

By Deborah Rifkin, Jean Hardwick, and Julie Dorsey March 10, 2021
It would be strategic for us to work on healing these traumas and learning how to offer each other compassion, even within stark disagreement.
Jason Freitag, associate professor in the Department of History, emphasizes the colleges need for collaborative shared governance among stakeholders to improve the future of the school.

Commentary: Now is a crucial time for shared governance

By Jason Freitag March 9, 2021
A robust commitment to collaborative shared governance is needed now to move the college through this dark time and ensure that the college thrives.
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