The SLT has repeatedly stated they took feedback on the strategic plan, but the real decision hinged on a reduction to 5,000 students.
It would be strategic for us to work on healing these traumas and learning how to offer each other compassion, even within stark disagreement.
A robust commitment to collaborative shared governance is needed now to move the college through this dark time and ensure that the college thrives.
Clearly, this is something no one wants to see happen. Shared governance can be achieved. The college is just making it more difficult.
Criticisms remain about the power the Ithaca College Board of Trustees and the President’s Council still have in the most recent Shared Governance draft.
Faculty Council voted in favor of tabling the recently published updated shared governance draft until Shirley Collado begins her term as president.
Since the release of the shared governance draft, sent out to the campus community via email Oct. 24, faculty and staff have expressed concerns.