The Ithaca Seminar Program Steering Committee is excited to announce we have approved roughly 80 proposals for the Fall 2013 Ithaca Seminars line up. The proposals have come from faculty in all 5 schools and each of the Themes is well represented. If you have not submitted a proposal but are still interested, we will continue to welcome new courses through the Spring Semester.
Ithaca Seminar faculty members come from across the campus and we offer 4-credit liberal arts courses for first-year students. These courses introduce new students to college level academic inquiry as well as smooth their academic and social transition to college. As you know, Ithaca College faculty will launch the new Integrated Core Curriculum in Fall of 2013 and the Ithaca Seminar is a key component to this new program. The courses are topic based and will align with at least one Theme and at least one Perspective.
Interested faculty should submit proposals for teaching an Ithaca Seminar in 2013.The proposal process includes a 1-page Intent to Teach Form that should be submitted, with signatures, to your Dean’s office. In addition, all interested faculty (new and returning) will complete an Ithaca Seminar proposal form - this includes an application for the appropriate Theme and Perspective that best suits your class. We will be offering summer course development funds for new and significantly revised courses.
Please click here for proposal documents, as well as the full ICSM program description. Here you will find details regarding faculty responsibilities, program goals, and information about scheduling the ICSM. You should also check the website for the Integrative Core Curriculum to find complete information about the Themes and Perspectives component of the new program.
During the Spring semester we will be partnering with the Center for Faculty Excellence to offer a series of workshops on ICSM course development and the needs of first year students. In addition, all new and returning faculty will need to attend workshops on the new E-portfolio so we can instruct our students on how to use it.
If you have any questions about this process, if you are wondering how to fit a seminar into your current departmental obligations, or if you want to strategize or the future, please contact Shaianne Osterreich so we can start that conversation.