Why We Exist

One goal focused on ensuring our students have all they need to discover their passions, hone their skillsets, and engage in transformative experiences.

Goal: Student Success

This goal's purpose is to ensure IC becomes a model for student success, engagement and well-being, and for helping students develop their unique potential.

    Goal Co-Chairs

    • Elizabeth Bleicher (faculty)
    • Jacqueline Winslow (staff)

    In order to achieve this goal, three action groups will be formed around the following objectives:

      Open Educational Resources

      We are committed to lowering the cost of attendance for students and their families. This group will create a pilot program of open educational resources to reduce the cost of course materials for students.

      Action Group Members

      • Co-chair: Liz Chabot (staff)
      • Claire Bailey (student)
      • Marilyn Dispensa (staff)
      • Mark Fink (staff)
      • Paige Floren (student)
      • Doreen Hettich-Atkins (staff)
      • Bernard Hogben (staff)
      • Jenna Linskens (staff)

      Experiential Learning

      Ithaca College seeks to establish itself as a leader in practice and performance by expanding experiential learning opportunities across the curriculum and elevating student employment into an experiential, high-impact practice. This group will put structures into place that:

      • Coordinate experiential learning opportunities across campus
      • Improve student employment experience
      • Establish policies, procedures, and controls around student employment

      Action Group Members

      • Co-chair: Michele Lenhart (staff)
      • Carlos Abreu (student)
      • Joelle Albertsman (staff)
      • Caitlin Antilla (student)
      • Tiara Borneman (staff)
      • Michael Cauvel (faculty)
      • Lisa Corewyn (faculty)
      • Barb Haff (staff)
      • Jason Hamilton (faculty)
      • Lauren Hoffman (staff)
      • Taryn Israel (student)
      • Te-Wen Lo (faculty)
      • Risham Majeed (faculty)
      • Jennifer Pawlewicz (staff)
      • Felix Santos (student)
      • Jess Shapiro (staff)
      • Samantha Stafford (staff)

      Student-Ready Campus

      Implementation of applicable elements of the Student Success Report is critical to our ability to be a student-ready campus. This group will:

      • Relaunch the Student Success Team
      • Develop criteria to assess academic advising at the school level and college-wide level
      • Identify successful aspects of the Leadership Academy in athletics that can be replicated within other clubs or organizations

      Action Group Members

      • Co-chair: Susan Bassett (staff)
      • John Fracchia (staff)
      • Katy Hall (staff)
      • Sally Neal (staff)
      • Amy O'Dowd (staff)
      • Shaianne Osterriech (faculty)
      • Erienne Roberts (staff)
      • Gisela Rosa (student)
      • Judith Ross-Bernstein (staff)
      • Lisa Searle (staff)
      • Jordan Stecker (student)
      • Amir Tazi (student)

      Additional Objectives

      These initiatives will be tackled by specific operational units and will not call for action groups to be formed:

      Other efforts to lower the cost of attendance for students and families

      • Review housing portfolio and create housing strategy
      • Comprehensive review of student health insurance to lower premiums

      Become a national model by 2024 for in-house dining plan services, bringing faculty, staff, and students together for collaboration and experiential learning.

      • Select and collaborate with business and community partners

      Integrate a wellness model to support a transformative student experience

      • Develop a structure to better integrate student health and wellness across campus