Important Communications

Academic Year 23-24

The Office of the Provost & Sr. VPAA invites applications for the Dana Professorship. 

Thanks to the Charles A. Dana Foundation’s generosity, Dana Professorships are awarded to selected Ithaca College full professors who have demonstrated a continued record of excellence as well as a promise of outstanding future contributions in teaching, professional endeavor in their area of specialty, and service to college and community. Dana Professors serve as role models and mentors for faculty and students, freely sharing their leadership skills, expertise, advice, and experience with the College’s community and others who seek it. As a result, the Dana Professors’ activities reflect positively on and enhance the College’s national and international reputation as a center for academic and artistic inquiry. 

Dana Professorships are awarded for five-year terms, and faculty may reapply for the award at the end of their term. Candidates must be full professors at the time of application and at any stage of their career, although the program actively encourages newly appointed full professors to apply. To qualify, the candidates’ primary area of responsibility at the College must be teaching, with a minimum of six credits per semester.  

Candidates must complete all materials (i.e. application form, current CV, narrative and references) and send them to by Nov 1, 2023. A selection committee consisting of one representative from each School will review applications and make recommendations to the Provost. We hope to announce awards by March 1, 2024. Two professorships to begin in AY 2024-25 will be awarded. 

Members of the currently active selection committee and their relatives may not apply for the award while they serve on the committee. Relatives are persons related by blood, marriage, or legal procedure and include parents, children, husbands, wives, siblings, first cousins, and in-laws or "step" relatives, and any of the foregoing's uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, grandparents and grandchildren. 

Dear Faculty, 

We are soliciting nominations for a vacant faculty seat on the Teaching Resource Allocation Committee (TRAC).   

This standing committee, created in 2021, reviews all requests for full-time continuing faculty positions, and makes recommendations to the provost about which positions should be approved and searched. The committee consists of the deans of the five schools, three faculty members selected by the process described below who serve staggered 3-year terms, and an additional faculty member who serves on APC. The faculty representatives continuing on the Committee for 2023-24 are Julia Lapp (HSHP, Dept of Health Sciences and Public Health) and Alison Shields (Business, Dept of Marketing).  

Please submit nominations (including self-nominations) to by October 1, 2023. If you are nominating someone other than yourself, please confirm that your nominees are willing to serve before sending them forward. To be eligible, faculty members must have served at least five years on the full-time faculty at Ithaca College and hold the rank of associate professor or professor, although tenure is not required. Ideally, those serving on this committee will be able to think institutionally, rather than preferentially toward a department or school, and they will be comfortable working in a strictly confidential setting.   

All nominations will become part of a pool to be reviewed by the Executive Committee of Faculty Council (FCEC) and I. In considering the nominations, the FCEC and I will strive toward achieving a group which reflects the demographic diversity of the faculty, and a mix of academic and governance experience, time at the college, and disciplinary perspectives. After consulting with the FCEC, FCEC will recommend three of the nominated faculty, unranked, to me for consideration, and I will appoint one faculty member to serve a three-year term expiring 2026.   

TRAC may meet once in the Fall, but the most substantial work will occur between March 1 and April 15, 2023. There will likely be a handful of meetings, and in order to facilitate scheduling conflicts, meetings are likely to be scheduled in the evening or weekend. 

Thank you for considering this opportunity. 


Melanie I. Stein 
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs 

Dear faculty member,

Welcome back for the fall 2023 semester. The Sponsored Research grants team hopes you had an enjoyable and restful summer.  With the start of the new academic year, we are here to help you turn your research, scholarly, or creative inquiry ideas into fundable projects and offer the following resources to help you do so:

  • Grant Advisor, a monthly source of information on grant, research, and fellowship opportunities categorized by discipline (e.g., humanities, sciences, education), including both Federal and private (foundation and organization) sources. Simply click on the discipline hyperlink, and then the funder acronym, which takes you to the funding opportunity announcement. To access, you must use the monthly username and password to gain access.

    The web page for Password Access is:

    When prompted for User Name and Password, enter the following:
    User Name: tga (lower case)
    Password:  trade (lower case) This password changes monthly – this will only work until September 30.

  • In addition to Grant Advisor, Sponsored Research offers SPIN, “the World’s #1 Funding Opportunities Database” with access to over 40,000 current grant solicitations.  You can sign up for SPIN on our website: and receive daily or weekly “hits” of possible funding opportunities.
  • Sponsored Research also provides two internal grant opportunities, REACHE and ACE, to help support your pilot research with the requirement that you submit a final report and apply for an external grant opportunity from a public or private funding agency following the completion of your pilot project.  Please see Need Help Finding Funding? | Ithaca College for more details.

Please contact Martha van de Wall ( if you would like to set up an appointment to discuss your grant interests.


Warren Calderone, Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations and Sponsored Research

Brian Erickson, Associate Controller, Financial Services

The Office of the Integrative Core Curriculum is soliciting faculty volunteers for a new faculty advisory committee for the Integrative Core Curriculum: the ICC Curriculum and Assessment Committee (ICC - CAC). The charge of this committee includes facilitating review of proposals for ICC course designations, conducting regular academic learning assessment of the ICC, and proposing curriculum, policy, and assessment changes for the ICC. The committee is chaired by the ICC Director. Faculty committee members serve a two-year term and may renew once for an additional term. The committee will meet six times during the academic year.

All IC continuing faculty with experience teaching courses in the ICC are eligible to join the CAC. Ideally, the committee will have representation from multiple schools and disciplines. Members will be appointed to the committee by the ICC Director, in consultation with the provost's office. 

Faculty interested in joining the ICC-CAC should send an email to Chrystyna Dail, Director of the ICC, no later than September 8th. In your email, briefly describe your interest in the committee, and your experience teaching in the program. Please reach out with any questions.

Welcome back! I hope your summer has been restorative.

As you know, with Dean Linda Petrosino’s departure, we will be conducting a national search for a new dean for the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance. The search committee will be chaired by Chris Hummel and Kari Brossard Stoos and will include three additional faculty members from HSHP as well as one faculty member from outside of HSHP, and I am writing today to solicit self-nominations.

The search will get started right away this fall, and in addition to the six faculty members mentioned above, the committee will include a staff member from HSHP, a representative from the division of Philanthropy and Engagement, a dean, and two students. The search will be supported by a team from Witt Kieffer. If you are interested in serving as a member of this search committee, please self-nominate by emailing by August 28, indicating your department, years of service, and faculty rank.

In the meantime, savor these last days of summer before classes begin, and I look forward to seeing you at Convocation on Tuesday.

Melanie I. Stein
Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dear Colleagues, 

We are excited to be beginning another academic year together on campus! 

We have a few quick academic-related updates for you in advance of the all-college welcome on Tuesday, August 29th (during the noon hour in Emerson Suites):

  • Syllabus Guidelines: Updated syllabus guidelines, including links to the current health and safety statement, updated syllabus policies, and a refreshed template, are now available. The template includes the required components of an Ithaca College syllabus and links to important policy language to include in your syllabus. Please take a moment to review these materials and to make sure your current syllabi incorporate updated information; in this way, you can help ensure that our students receive consistent information across all coursework they complete at the college.  
  • Attendance Policy: The Ithaca College attendance policy is available within the syllabus template. We would like to highlight that students must be excused from class or examinations: 
  1. on days that conflict with religious beliefs, in which case the faculty member is responsible for providing the student with an opportunity to make up the work missed, and the absence does not count towards any instructor-established maximum absence policy for the class

  1. for family or individual health emergencies, and to appear in a court of law. 

  • Provost’s Colloquia: there will be Provost’s Colloquia on October 5th, November 13th, and December 7th, all at 4:00. Details about the presenters for each date will be forthcoming. 
  • Office Moves: Several offices have either moved this summer or are scheduled to move in the near future; new/future locations as noted:
    • The new Center for Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging — second floor of Job Hall; 
    • The Center for Student Success and Retention — first floor of Muller, across the stairway from the Center for Career Exploration and Development; 
      The Department of Sociology — second floor of Muller; 
    • The Title IX Office — west wing of the garden level of PRW; 
    • The Office of International Programs and International Student and Scholar Services — next to the Office of Access, Opportunity, and Achievement on the garden level of PRW; 
    • Office of the Registrar — second floor of PRW. 

We are looking forward to seeing you at the first all-college faculty meeting on Thursday, Sept 21st (again during the noon hour). 

Best wishes for the start of a new semester! 

Melanie I. Stein, Provost 
Chris McNamara, Associate Provost 
Brendan Murday, Associate Provost 
Stacia Zabusky, Associate Provost