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The recording of the August 18 All-Faculty-and-Staff Gathering is now available to faculty and staff. To view, please click here and log in with your Ithaca College username and password.

 

The IC Web Team will be hosting a virtual Drupal training via Zoom on Thursday, August 27, 2020 from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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Some faculty members have expressed interest in online teaching tools such as Mentimeter, Kahoot, Padlet, and Mindmeister.  Some of these tools put restrictions on the free version without a paid subscription. If you are interested in one of these tools or others, we may be able to provide some limited one-time support for individual instructor or site licenses.  Please complete the form at the link below by August 21. We can make no promises, but we’ll see what we can do to help. 

https://ithaca.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bmciT9AvNjqGybj 

 The Princeton Review has ranked The Ithacan the #2 college newspaper in the country in its 2021 edition of The Best 386 Colleges.

The Ithacan, which was named #4 in last year's Princeton Review rankings, is consistently ranked among the top-10 college newspapers in the country. 

 

Face Masks for Students

Contributed by Elyse Nepa on 08/19/20 

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Face masks for students who are living on or near campus are available 24/7 in the Public Safety lobby, and students who reside off campus in the South Hill area can have them delivered once per week by emailing their request to publicsafety@ithaca.edu. The off-campus deliveries are pretty popular, and the officers enjoy supporting and connecting with students!

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Pop in any time between 11 & 11:30.
Stay the whole time or just for a minute to say hello!

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InFinity Presentation

Contributed by Melanie Reyes on 08/18/20 

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Dear Faculty and Staff, Please join William Guerrero, Vice President of Finance and Administration for the next Infinity presentation via Zoom on: Wednesday, August 26th from 12:00pm 1:00pm.

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Jen Tennant (Economics) has published an essay that looks at mourning rituals and how they can be stymied by shame, fear of contagion, and moral judgment.

https://www.thesmartset.com/mourning-in-america/

Dear IC community, 

In March, when Ithaca College first decided to shift to remote instruction and remote work in response to the public health crisis around COVID-19, we did so with tremendous hope that we would be able to welcome our community safely back to campus this fall.

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Today we are facing a global pandemic while trying to proceed through one of the most critical Census counts in history. Redistricting processes and other tactics may keep immigrant communities, undocumented folks, communities of color, LGBTQ folks and everyone at the intersections from being counted.

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What does it mean to be a First-Generation college student?

Ithaca College defines First-generation college students as students (and their siblings) who will be the first in their family to graduate from a four-year college or university.

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Do you identify as a faculty member of color? If so, you may take advantage of some special programming and funding from the Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE). Reply at this link, and your email address will be added to a list to which these opportunities are shared. The list will be used for no other purpose and shared with no one beyond CFE staff.

Gordon Rowland, Director
Center for Faculty Excellence

Join us this Thursday, August 20th from 7:00 PM-8:00 PM for an information session on a new series we are offering online called:  “Reflections on the Life of the Spirit,” in partnership between the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life and the Ithaca Baha’i Community.

Use the link below to attend our info session:
https://ithaca.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMrcemvpjIuGtXzMmKQGv6X2LD1q06JIOIf

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Dear Ithaca College Faculty and Staff,

We appreciate your patience as we have worked to ready the processes to support the return of our community to campus. I am writing to update you on several new requirements that will be in place this fall for employees in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Gordon Rowland, Director of the Center for Faculty Excellence, recently published a chapter in the Handbook of Systems Science on making inquiry more systemic. As the abstract states, “The quality and impact of educational inquiry, particularly in the field of educational design and technology, is said to be enhanced by it being systemic, or by the inquirer(s) taking a ‘systems approach.’ But what does that mean? One can employ systematic methods and/or take into consideration the broader systems in which questions arise. More deeply, ‘systemic’ implies the application of a range of systems concepts and principles. A set of such concepts that can be used to determine and enhance systemic qualities is identified. Examples of their application to popular methods such as instructional systems development, human performance technology, and design-based research are offered.”

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The 2020 Department of Education Title IX Regulations were published on May 6, 2020 and are effective on August 14, 2020.  In response to the regulations, a small work group convened to incorporate the required regulations into our current Code of Conduct to ensure federal compliance and to continue a person-centered process.

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 The Office of Judicial Affairs has a new name. 

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 The Office of Judicial Affairs Has a New Name

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Move-in to the residence halls will look very different this year, but we still need your help to make this as smooth of a transition as possible for our new and returning students. 

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Move-in to the residence halls will look very different this year, but we still need your help to make this as smooth of a transition as possible for our new and returning students. 

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