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Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang joined Ithaca College last summer after having served as associate dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, and on the faculty of the Department of Political Science, at the University of Richmond. Born in Taiwan, Wang focuses his scholarly research on Chinese and Taiwanese foreign policy and domestic politics, security, economic development, and Asian international relations.

How have you spent your first six months here?
The first semester [in a new position] is always challenging, because it is a time for discovery. I am taking a three-step approach. First, I try to observe how things are done. Second, I try to understand why they are done this way. Some seem to have very good reasons, and some don’t seem to have very good reasons, other than the fact that they have been done this way all along. I’m still in the first two stages, and maybe after this first year I will move to the third stage, which is, how can I improve the process?

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Service Desk extended support hours will resume on Sunday, January 22nd. The hours are as follows:

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 Teaching and Learning with Technology is welcoming faculty back to campus by hosting drop-in support and sharing of new updates and services. Refreshments will be available.

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Effective January 16th, 2017, the password expiration period for Netpass, Parnassus and HomerAdmin has been extended from 120 days (4 months) to 180 days (6 months). This means that these passwords will now only need to be changed twice per year instead of three times per year. Some additional notes:

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Please click here or see below for our hours of operation during the remainder of Winter Break.

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Teaching and Learning with Technology, a unit within Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS), announces several updates and reminders for Spring 2017.

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 Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT), a unit of Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS), is excited to announce that Matthew Herbert joins the TLT team as a Distributed Learning Technologist.

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Contributed on behalf of Nancy Pringle and Brian K. Dickens

Happy New Year everyone! We are excited to share that we are only $7,000 away from our annual United Way goal of $31,000! Thank you to all those who have contributed. The amount of $7000 has significant value to our community. 

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All members of the IC campus community are welcome to attend this moving, educational, and highly acclaimed documentary by director Ava DuVernay.  "13th", named after the 13th Amendment which outlawed slavery, focuses on race and the issue of mass incarceration in the US criminal justice system.  

This screening is being offered as part of a weekly IC Diversity and Inclusion Discussion Circle that meets Wednesdays at noon in Klingenstein Lounge.  For information on other speakers and topics, please visit:

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Submitted on behalf of Alison Shields and Brandy Bessette-Symons, Co-chairs of the Institutional Review Board. 

The purpose of the IRB at Ithaca College is to ensure that any research involving human subjects that is conducted by the administrators, faculty, staff, or students conforms to the College’s Mission, Professional Codes of Conduct, and Federal Guidelines of the Department of Health and Human Services.  Research is defined as any systematic, empirical investigation, including research development, testing, and evaluation, designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge. All proposed research is reviewed by the IRB to ensure that risks to human subjects are minimal and that human subjects are treated in a manner that conforms to the ethical guidelines of the Department of Health and Human Services and the ethics codes of professional organizations.

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The offices of Admission, Analytics and Institutional Research, Enrollment Management and Student Financial Services will be closed on Wednesday, January, 18th for a divisional retreat. The Office of Career Services will remain open with limited services (counselors will not be available).

Staff from the division of Teaching and Learning with Technology (DIIS) are hosting drop-in hours to help instructors get up and running with their technology needs for the Spring 2017 semester. Come in for help with Sakai, Zoom,, course design, clickers, Kaltura video hosting and more. Refreshments will be available so feel free to drop in for some snacks.

Drop-in hours in the CET (Job 102) are as follows.

Friday, Jan 20, 9:30 am – 11:30 am & 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Monday, Jan 23, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Tuesday, Jan 24, 9:30 am – 11:30 am

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Wednesday, January 18, 3:00 p.m. (Register Here)
Friday, January 20, 9:00 a.m. (Register Here)
Monday, January 30, 11:00 a.m. (Register Here)
All sessions will take place in the Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center, and will last approximately one hour. 
Registration is encouraged, but not required.  Walk-ins welcome!

As we begin our spring semester, faculty and staff should be aware that more than13% of our student population is registered with Student Accessibility Services.  As a faculty member, it is likely that you will work with students on campus with a variety of disabilities including, but not limited to, learning disabilities, visual and hearing impairments, physical impairments, psychiatric or psychological conditions, and other health related needs. 

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The Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers,a group of college and community singers will hold a special auditions for students on Wednesday January 23rd, 2017. The Auditions will be held at the First Baptist Church of Ithaca 309 n. Cayuga St. from 6-7 p.m.

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The club Ithaca College Unites For HER has participated in fundraising efforts to provide a grant to any student, faculty or immediate family member of theirs affected by breast cancer. This grant is to help pay for integrative, complementary therapies to help those who are going through or have gone through breast cancer treatment. These therapies include acupuncture, yoga classes, massage therapy, and nutrition counseling among others. To learn more about this club, the grant, and to apply either for yourself or on behalf of an immediate family member, please visit our website To learn more about the organization in general please visit 


Ithaca College faculty, staff, and students interested in the Dana Student Internship Program are invited to submit applications for the Summer 2017 OR 2017-2018 Academic Year.

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This is a reminder to the campus community that the All College Meeting will be held in Emerson Suites on Thursday, January 19 from 9:00 – 11:00 AM.

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 Teaching and Learning with Technology is welcoming faculty back to campus by hosting drop-in support and sharing of new updates and services. Refreshments will be available.

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 This course is open to students of all majors.

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Don't miss this opportunity to learn from ENVS naturalist, tracker and department chair Jason Hamilton and fulfill your ICC requirements. This is a “Maymester” course being held in June 2017. ENVS 14200: The Art and Science of Tracking will fulfill the following requirements: ICC Inquiry, Imagination, and Innovation and Mind, Body, Spirit themes and Natural Sciences perspective designation.

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