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The 2016 FLEFF Diversity Scholars Initiative will bring to Ithaca College fifteen graduate students from a wide range of disciplines from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education. FLEFF Diversity Scholars will attend the World Music Festival, FLEFF Faculty Forums, and will meet Ithaca College faculty and students. Strong preference will be given to students who are ABD or late stage MFA’s including late stage MS in Communications. This three day, October 23-25th inside look will showcase the artistic and intellectual environment at Ithaca College.


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The Summer College for High School Students is looking to possibly add one new course to course offerings in both the three week summer session and the one week summer session during summer 2017. For more information, please contact the director of the program, Warren Schlesinger ( Please note that courses with insufficient enrollment will be canceled. Please visit to learn more about the program.

The Ithaca College community is cordially invited to participate in the Second Annual Symposia on Inclusion, Cultural Fluency, and Global Citizenship. The Center for Faculty Excellence, the Office of the Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Interim Chief Diversity Officer, and the Office of International Programs and Extended Studies are collaborating to facilitate the continuation of the conversation we began last September.

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Faculty Council is soliciting nominations, including self-nominations, for the position of At-Large Representative for the Committee for College-Wide Requirements (CCR). The position has a two-year term, staring immediately and ending in May 2018.  

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Contributed by Wade Pickren, PhD,
Director, Sponsored Research

All faculty planning to conduct research or classroom activity involving any kind of nucleic acids or any potentially bio-hazardous material, including pathogens, biological toxins, or human cells, tissues, organs or fluids must obtain prior approval from the Institutional Biosafety Committee before undertaking that activity. This committee provides federally-mandated oversight of activities that present risk of infection or illness in humans.

Federal guidelines require that applicants possess prior experience with a particular agent or procedure, and those supervising the activity should be familiar with proper safety precautions, procedures involving storage, and disposal. A link to federal guidelines can be found on the Institutional Biosafety website –

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Contributed by Jean Hardwick, IACUC Chair

All faculty planning to conduct research or classroom activity involving live vertebrate animals for research and/or teaching must obtain prior approval from the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee before undertaking that activity. This committee provides federally-mandated oversight of all activities that have a direct impact on the well-being of animals.

Ithaca College’s animal use program is managed in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local regulations.  A link to federal guidelines can be found on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee website –

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Submitted on behalf of Provost Linda Petrosino:

As we look forward to the beginning of a new academic year, I would like to remind all faculty members of the following opening year events:

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Thanks to a generous donation from An Evening to Remember Gala, the Gerontology Institute along with the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies piloted a Music & Memory program ( in the fall 2015 at Beechtree Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. This fall, again thanks to An Evening to Remember Gala, Cayuga Ridge Extended Care will begin a Music & Memory program. 

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The FYRE Associate plays an integral role in the success of our first-year students by providing leadership for the educational and experiential initiatives within each FYRE residential cluster at Ithaca College. 

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Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS) is excited to announce that Geneva Faraci joins the Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) team as a Distributed Learning Technologist. 

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In response to requests by faculty for a statement regarding services for students with disabilities, here is a concise insert for inclusion in course syllabi.  Please know that our office is now located in 100 Rothschild Place.

"In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodations will be provided to qualified students with documented disabilities. Students seeking accommodations must register with Student Accessibility Services (SAS) and provide appropriate documentation to SAS before any accommodations can be provided.  Please note that accommodations are not retroactive so timely contact with Student Accessibility Services is encouraged."    

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Submitted on behalf of Tanya Saunders, Asst. Provost

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The following events may be of interest to students and faculty. These events are free and open to campus and community members. No registration is required. For more information contact Teri Reinemann, gerontology programs manager, at 274-1607 or

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The Office of the Provost and the Office of Human Resources invite you to participate in a 2-hour session designed to serve as a road map in navigating the hiring process from the perspective of a search chair.   

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Our new students will arrive on Sunday, August 21, 2016.


Faculty and staff who volunteer will attend a training session at 11 am on Thursday, August 18, 2016 (directly following the all-college meeting).


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The Finger Lakes Project: A 2-day interactive training workshop at Wells College in Aurora, July 14-15, 2016

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A workgroup recently revised the procedures for creating course packs and course readers to comply with copyright requirements. These new procedures have been communicated to the schools and should make the process and timeline easier for faculty on campus.

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 Ithaca College seeks a faculty member (NTEN, Tenure Eligible or Tenured) with experience in working with students in mentored inquiry (including either traditional undergraduate research or mentored professional or creative activity) to be a campus leader in supporting mentored inquiry (also called undergraduate research in some disciplines).

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Ithaca College seeks to hire an Associate Provost for Experiential and Integrative Learning (APEIL) for a pilot 3-year appointment to lead the College’s efforts to develop, implement and enhance high quality opportunities for and the number of students participating in: community-based learning/civic engagement; mentored inquiry; credit-bearing internships; study abroad and/or study away (domestic immersive experiences); and experiential learning.

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Hello!  Orientation is seeking for faculty and staff volunteers to facilitate “Ithaca Dining Experience" programs for family members and guests attending orientation this summer.

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