The Student News Site of Ithaca College


The Student News Site of Ithaca College


The Student News Site of Ithaca College


Junior faculty face obstacles to have job security and tenure

Junior faculty face obstacles to have job security and tenure

By Lorien Tyne and Maddy Vogel April 5, 2023
Tenure-track faculty commonly feel higher levels of stress, which is exacerbated by pre-existing, workplace power dynamics and life factors. 
Editorial: Tenure system needs to be about advancing education

Editorial: Tenure system needs to be about advancing education

By The Ithacan April 5, 2023
The original purpose of the tenure system was to promote academic freedom, encourage exploring new concepts and challenge the classroom with new ideas
The summary was shared Feb. 1, 2023, with music faculty and staff, and participants remained unnamed. In the summary, faculty and staff without tenure and faculty and staff of color expressed feeling silenced and ignored by senior faculty.

Cultural review in former School of Music exposes tension among employees

By Noa Ran-Ressler, Assistant News Editor March 22, 2023
A summer 2021 cultural review done in the then-School of Music identified three main sources of tension: tenure, the school’s environment, and race and gender.
From left, sophomores Holden Prescott and James Flanagan shuffle a deck of cards before the start of their match Feb. 17. The Ithaca College Trading Card Game Club hosted a Magic The Gathering draft in the Taughannock Falls room.

College Briefs Feb. 23

February 23, 2023

ChatGPT and AI talks continue among faculty and students From 2 to 3 p.m. Feb. 24 in Gannett 316, the Center for Faculty Excellence will host its second session of small group discussions on artificial...

The Board of Trustees elected three new trustees. From left John Neeson ’84, Alexa Rahman ’24 who will serve a two-year term as the student trustee, and Kenneth Fisher ’80.

Board of Trustees approves 2022-23 budget and elects trustees

By Caitlin Holtzman and Syd Pierre May 26, 2022
The IC Board of Trustees approved the operating expense budget for the 2022–23 fiscal year, elected three new members to the board of trustees and re-elected six members.
From left to right, Ithaca College professors Hugh Egan, Claire Gleitman and Tom Swenson are among the 11 faculty members discussing the value of tenure.

Commentary: Why tenure is an institutional value

March 16, 2021
As we watch our community reeling from the current cuts, we should be invested in unambiguously defending tenure as a cherished institutional value.

Board of Trustees grants tenure, emeritus and promotions

March 10, 2017
The Ithaca College Board of Trustees granted emeritus status, tenure and promotions at its March meeting.

Editorial: Tenured faculty must represent minorities

March 9, 2016
Colleges nationwide need to be more forthcoming with data on their tenured faculty to ensure that we prioritize maintaining a diverse professional environment.
Derek Adams, assistant professor in the Department of English, talks to the audience at the Nov. 11, 2015 teach-in in Textor. Adams was one of three faculty members that POC at IC demanded receive immediate tenure.

Newly tenured IC professors do not include POC at IC’s picks

By Grace Elletson, Staff Writer March 2, 2016
The list of professors at Ithaca College who were awarded tenure for 2015–16 was announced Feb. 21. However, missing from the list were the names of the professors that POC at IC demanded be given immediate tenure.
Collective momentum: College activists drive institutional change

Collective momentum: College activists drive institutional change

By Faith Meckley and Sophia Tulp January 28, 2016
Students protesting the racial climate at Ithaca College are not the only ones finding a collective voice with which to address institutionalized racism. In a tumultuous fall semester, at least 75 other colleges and universities have begun bringing their demands for change to their administrations.

Thirteen faculty receive tenure

By Brian Rank, Staff Writer March 1, 2012
The Board of Trustees granted tenure and promotions to 13 professors and awarded emeritus status to nine former faculty members at its February meeting, according to an Intercom announcement released earlier this week.

Revamped tenure system goes beyond the classroom

By Kevin McCall October 22, 2011
During the economically challenging times that institutions of higher education face, tenure is a situational aspect of employment that no longer gives faculty a free ride throughout their careers. The development of post-tenure reviews to assess performance in the classroom and relation to students has taken place during the past decade. The American Association of…
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