IC 20/20 was a progressive transformation of the undergraduate learning experience—a strategic plan meant to prepare students to be visionary leaders, ready to take on whatever personal and professional challenges come their way.
The college is currently preparing to start a new round of strategic planning under the leadership of President Shirley M. Collado.
Enhancing the IC experience
IC 20/20 was designed to holistically prepare our students from every angle. The plan not only ensured they have the academic knowledge to succeed, but also trained them to use integrative thinking and to solve problems by considering multiple perspectives in a collaborative context.
Students selected an overarching, enduring theme to inspire their core curriculum rather than simply take courses that introduce them to various disciplines. Their education was further enriched through residential life programming, extracurricular activities, global educational experiences, civic engagement, and mentorship and advisement, which in many cases was focused around a chosen theme. IC 20/20 was designed to ensure every facet of a student’s experience at Ithaca College prepared him or her to be successful in tomorrow’s reality: an integrative education for a complex, integrated world.
Mentoring and advising from expert faculty and staff helped students navigate their way to success in evolving global markets. Dynamic, hands-on modes of teaching and cross-disciplinary learning from day one empowered students to take a more active role in their education.
The IC 20/20 plan was created by several cross-campus committees in 2011, under the presidency of Tom Rochon, and expected to run through the year 2020. With president Rochon's retirement in the spring of 2017, he acknowledged that a new president, coming in the fall of 2017, would collaborate with the campus to start a new strategic planning process. Prior to Rochon's retirement, many of the initiatives of the plan were already completed or in motion.