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1.7.1.1 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.

1.7.1.2 Faculty Advisory Committee to the President

Philosophy

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.

1.7.1.2.1 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.

1.7.1.2.2 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.

1.7.1.2.3 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.

1.7.1.2.4 Authority

The committee reports to the president.

1.7.1.2.5 Meetings

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

1.7.1.2.6 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. 

1.7.1.3 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.

Last Updated: January 11, 2019