All-Ithaca College Communications Council

The All-Ithaca College Communications Council is the body which fosters communications among or between various governing councils. It consists of the leadership of the Faculty Council, Staff Council, and Student Government Association and will be convened by the president as appropriate.

The president or a designee shall serve as chair of the All-Ithaca College Communications Council. Faculty Advisory Committee to the President


The Faculty Advisory Committee to the President serves to advise the president informally and confidentially on any matters that might benefit from faculty input prior to being framed as a formal proposal to the campus community. Examples of areas in which the committee's input might be sought include but are not limited to: strategic planning initiatives, offering counsel on interim appointments of academic administrators, or formulating a college response to some opportunity that may arise and that has significant implications for our academic programs.

The existence of the committee does not obligate the president to consult with it on any given topic and does not alter any of the shared governance arrangements established elsewhere in this Policy Manual. Membership

The committee will be composed of at least six and not more than twelve faculty members at any one time, ideally with representation from each school. There will be up to four members from the School of Humanities and Sciences, and up to two members from each other school. Faculty in each school will nominate to the chair of the Faculty Council the names of twice as many faculty members as there are openings for representatives from that school. The Faculty Council or its Executive Committee will determine membership on the committee. Term of Office

Terms of office will be for two years. Initial appointments to the committee will be for one or two years in order to establish a rotation of members from each school. Responsibility and Function

The committee will advise the president or designee on those topics that the president chooses to put before it. Such consultation is intended as a confidential early sounding of faculty opinion on a given topic, employed to uncover implications and considerations that may not be apparent in the absence of faculty consultation. This consultation, where it occurs, does not substitute for full review of a proposal through all normal governance channels. Authority

The committee reports to the president. Meetings

The committee will meet as needed, when requested by the president. There are no minimum or maximum number of meetings per year. Sunset Provision

The charge, membership and functioning of the committee will be reviewed by the president, provost and Faculty Council no sooner than three years and no later than five years after it is established to ascertain whether any adjustments should be made in order to ensure the most effective and efficient achievement of its goals. Senior Leadership Team

The Senior Leadership Team meets at the call of the president and is responsible to the president. Its primary functions are to:

  1. advise the president on matters of institutional policy, practice and strategic direction;
  2. serve as a collective leadership body for deciding important matters of college policy and for formulating management recommendations to the Board of Trustees;
  3. share information across the college's administrative and academic divisions that will enable each member of the Senior Leadership Team to perform their own leadership tasks as effectively as possible;
  4. act as a conduit of information from the leadership to various administrative and academic offices.

In all these functions, members of the Senior Leadership Team will operate as a collegial body focused on advancing Ithaca College as a whole rather than serving as representatives of their own divisions. 

The team is composed of the president, vice presidents, and the chief of staff. The president may alter the composition of the Senior Leadership Team at any time. INSTITUTIONAL EFFECTIVENESS AND BUDGET COMMITTEE


Institutional effectiveness refers to the ability of Ithaca College to define clear goals, to assemble resources in support of those goals, and to achieve the purposes identified in those goals. Accordingly, the Institutional Effectiveness and Budget Committee exists to ensure the effective  linkage of budget priorities to initiatives guided by the College's strategic plan. The Committee may also review plans and priorities that arise from standing committees and administrative offices  to ensure that they are consistent with the overall strategic plan. Based on these plans and priorities, the Committee will make recommendations concerning key budget parameters and areas for investment in the coming budget cycle.  The Committee will also make recommendations and prioritize amongst initiatives which require budget investment, ensuring alignment with strategic priorities. Membership

  • The Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Vice President for Finance and Administration shall serve as co-chairs.
  • One dean selected by the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs for a one-year term, renewable.
  • Three faculty members with three-year staggered terms appointed by the Faculty Council.  These faculty members will be responsible for bringing faculty concerns and interests to the IEBC.  Ordinarily no school will have more than one faculty member serving on the Committee at any one time.
  • Two staff members appointed for three-year staggered terms by the Staff Council.  These staff members will be responsible for bringing staff concerns and interests to the IEBC.  
  • Two students with one-year terms appointed by the President from among nominees forwarded by the Student Government Council.  These students will be responsible for bringing student concerns and interests to the IEBC.  Ordinarily these students will be from different schools.
  • Two members of the staff and administration with three-year staggered terms, identified for relevant expertise and appointed by the President.
  • An administrative assistant will serve as the non­voting secretary to the Committee.
  • Staff members from Budget and Finance will serve as non-voting resources to the Committee, as appropriate.

Committee members unable to attend a given meeting will not be represented by alternates. Term of Office

Terms of office will be as stipulated by the membership category under  In the event of a resignation from the Committee prior to completion of a term, a new appointment will be made following the procedure described above in "Membership." Responsibility and Function

  • The IEBC will meet as needed throughout the academic year to  review and make recommendations on key budget parameters and strategic budget requests, ensuring alignment with institutional strategic priorities..  
  • The Committee may request the presence of any member of the campus community to offer information, perspective or documentation on strategic and budgeting matters.
  • The Committee will observe confidentiality in its work, except for such sharing of information as is necessary for the President, vice presidents and deans to remain current on the work of the Committee. Authority

The Committee reports to the President.  It shares its recommendations, as appropriate and approved by the President, with the College community or selected components of it. Meetings

The Committee will meet as determined by the co-chairs in order to accomplish its mission. 

Last Updated: February 13, 2023