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Fundamental is a mini docu-series created by the Global Fund for Women. Learn more about the series here

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 “Efficiency” -  appears four times in the nine points of the draft APP. Instead we should base decisions on resilience. Research suggests that the long-term health and persistence of a complex system, such as Ithaca College, requires resilience, not efficiency.

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Fundamental is a mini docu-series created by the Global Fund for Women. Learn more about the series here

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Thank you for your hard work this past semester and your successes in delivering your course content to our students in a remote environment. This past semester was unique and challenging in so many ways, but the Ithaca College academic community rose to the challenge and we want to express our deepest appreciation for your flexibility and effort. As we now prepare for the next academic year, we want to bring some important course material process changes to your attention.


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Many of us reflect on what we might be able to do to help out during these challenging times. Staff Council’s Employee Engagement Committee is pleased to announce a community outreach action in response to school closures during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Ithaca Public Education Initiative (IPEI) helped us identify a funding request they received that aligns with the criteria we outlined: A) Student/Education focused B) Supports remote/at home learning, and C) Art-related. 

We invite all members of the IC community to make a donation between now and June 15th, 2020 at: See "Grants/Situational Grants" on form. Any amount ($5 or whatever you are able to give) is truly appreciated. A goal of $500 funds an entire Situational Grant, several of which have been tied to art supplies.

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   We've extended the deadline to submit the Family Care survey to May 29, 2020 in an effort to gather more responses. We understand this is a difficult time for many, please only complete this survey if you're willing and able. Thanks in advance. 

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 A Summer Institute on increasing flexibility in course design will be held for five weeks starting June 22. The institute will seek to enrich faculty member’s pedagogical and technological knowledge and skills in order to: raise the bar from satisfactory emergency remote teaching to effective online learning; afford more online or blended teaching and learning during semesters, summer and winter breaks; and improve teaching and learning overall.

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   We've extended the deadline to submit the Family Care survey to May 29, 2020 in an effort to gather more responses. We understand this is a difficult time for many, please only complete this survey if you're willing and able. Thanks in advance. 

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Congratulations to the members of the faculty who have been recognized by the Ithaca College Board of Trustees. At its May meetings, the board awarded promotions to 13 faculty members.


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Are you looking for a mentor but don’t know where to start? Drop into office hours to learn more about mentoring for women at IC!

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The Department of Education and the School of Music at Ithaca College are hosting a Virtual Symposium on Culturally Responsive Teaching: Making a Difference in Music and Education. This virtual conference brings together national and local experts on music education, culturally responsive teaching, and educational equity. All are invited to attend by clicking on the links below. This Virtual Symposium was made possible with support from the School of Music, the School of Humanities and Sciences, and a Clynes Collaboration Grant. Please contact Matthew Clauhs at for additional information or requests for accommodations.

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Please join us for a book club focused on the topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion created through the Women’s Mentoring Network. The purpose of the book club is to engage people in conversations surrounding diversity, and how we can make a more inclusive campus. The books may not all relate explicitly to higher education, and the discussions can take us beyond the university lens. Text is used to give everyone a common-ground on which to begin these conversations, and we will look into texts that explore different facets of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Grading Time Line:    

Final Grading Opens: Wednesday, May 13th 9:00am

Incomplete Grading Option Opens: Wednesday, May 13th 9:00am

Grade Changes for Spring 2020 Opens: Wednesday, May 13th 9:00am

Students Can Begin Viewing Grades: Wednesday, May 13th 9:00am

All Grades Due: Thursday, May 21st at 10:00pm          

System Closes for All Grade Processes: Thursday, May 21st at 10:00pm (including Grade changes and Incompletes)

IC Workflow Approvers

Must Complete Processing:  Friday, May 22nd, 11:00am

Final GPA and Academic Standing Complete: Friday, May 22nd, 3:00pm

System Reopens for Grade Change Processing: Friday, May 22nd, 3:00pm

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The LGBT Center offers two COVID-19 related resources.
LGBTQ+ people and COVID-19 includes resources for:

  • LGBTQ families, individuals, elders
  • transgender people and their loved ones
  • people living with HIV
  • LGBTQ employees
  • physical, mental, spiritual, sexual health
  • professionals who work with LGBTQ youth
  • finding affirming virtual worship services and 12 Step meetings
  • tips for quarantining in an unfriendly environment
  • ways our community may experience disparate risk, and
  • resources for teaching and learning.

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Beginning this summer, and at the end of June each year, IT will automatically be deleting all Sakai course sites that are more than 5-years old (most have not been accessed in years). 

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As described in the recent all-faculty meeting, the college is undertaking a new summer initiative to support our incoming first-year and transfer students.

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Join Hillel at 6:00 PM Eastern Time for our weekly virtual Shabbat service. This week's Conservative-style service will be led by Luis Valderrama.

To RSVP and obtain access to the Zoom room see the link here!  

Ithaca College has a 20 year strong partnership with Longview Retirement Community. The Staff and Faculty Speaker Series is one of the hallmarks of the partnership. In the past, faculty and staff have presented to a live audience of engaged and appreciative tenants and residents for 30-45 minutes, typically accompanied by visual aids.

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All relationships and endeavors are based in conversation. If differences are to be made, conversations are how those changes will come about.  Typically, conversations are monologues occurring simultaneously. Every second we are flooded with personal biases and opinions; how are we supposed to engage in interactions with an open and curious mind? And how do we do it expeditiously?  These are good questions, especially in these times of volatility, uncertainty, and complexity. 

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Friday, May 1, 9-10AM

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