Faculty FAQs

What's the purpose of the ICC?

The Integrative Core Curriculum (ICC) is the set of liberal arts requirements that comprise the common academic experience for all Ithaca College students. The program is designed to help students develop skills in integrative thinking, critical and analytical problem solving, and reflective learning. All three of these skills have been identified by both employers and professional societies as essential for success in 21st century personal and professional life.

How do I access my Taskstream account to create electronic learning portfolios?

You will be able to access your account by logging in to myHome on the Ithaca College website. Accounts for incoming fall 2015 students will become available during summer 2015.

What's a DRF?

DRF stands for Directed Response Folio. For the ICC, you'll be completing a DRF, which allows you to assemble work from your ICC courses and submit it for evaluation. Via your DRF, you can also request feedback on your work from reviewers, publish your work to the web, or email it to others. The ICC DRF includes information about the student learning outcomes and artifacts that you need to submit to demonstrate your achievement of the ICC outcomes.

What does CCR stand for?

CCR stands for the Committee on College-wide Requirements, which is the curricular body responsible for administering the ICC.

What is ICSM?

ICSM refers to the Ithaca Seminar, which is a course that all first semester students complete. The Ithaca Seminar introduces students to college-level academic expectations and provides information about resources needed in the transition to college and for academic and personal success beyond the first semester.