Update re: December graduation

Attention:

This is the last year that October and December graduates will also be eligible to attend our May Commencement.

Moving forward, the May event will focus on May and August graduates with the two separate ceremonies providing even more opportunity to thoughtfully and personally recognize each of our graduates. 

See full announcement below:

Important changes to December Commencement to celebrate our graduating students 

Dear campus community, 

As we prepare to kick off the fall semester, planning is already well under way to celebrate our October and December 2021 graduates. As part of this planning, we are excited to share with you an important change we’re making to create a more student-centered experience.  

Starting this year, our December celebration will transition into a full Commencement ceremony celebrating the individual accomplishments of our graduating students. The name of each graduating student who is present and would like to participate will be announced as that student crosses the stage, allowing us to fully recognize the proud moment that college graduation represents and the incredible efforts and sacrifices that have been made to realize this outstanding accomplishment. 

In addition, graduates will receive their diploma cover, medallion, and any earned Latin honor cords.  

Our inaugural December Commencement will be celebrated in-person on Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 10:00am in the Glazer Arena in the Athletics and Events Center. For planning purposes, an inclement weather date has been set for Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 6:00pm. 

This is the last year that October and December graduates will also be eligible to attend our May Commencement. Moving forward, the May event will focus on May and August graduates with the two separate ceremonies providing even more opportunity to thoughtfully and personally recognize each of our graduates.  

Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend the December Commencement, and more information will be shared later in the fall semester. Please be sure to visit Ithaca College’s Commencement website (ithaca.edu/commencement/december) for the latest updates.  

I look forward to celebrating with you and our graduates on December 12.  

Sincerely, 

La Jerne Terry Cornish 
Provost & Executive Vice President 

Seeking Volunteers: Sexual Misconduct Grievance Process

Seeking Advisors and Board Members for the Sexual Misconduct Grievance Process

We are seeking volunteers to serve as College Trained Advisors and/or Board Members for cases of sexual misconduct. Both Advisors and Board Members play a critical role in protecting student rights and enacting due process measures.

College Trained Advisors are part of a pool of college employees made available, through the Title IX Office, to complainants and respondents as they go through the investigative and student conduct processes. Advisors are an invaluable supportive measure for participants of the sexual misconduct process, as they offer support, knowledge, and a helping hand throughout the process.

Board Members will be called upon for Conduct Review Boards to review all evidence collected during an investigation and presented by Complainants and Respondents during the hearing. This board will present a finding based on the preponderance of evidence. Conduct Review Board members are an essential part of the decision-making process and ensure a fair and equitable experience for all involved parties throughout the duration of the hearing.

There will be a comprehensive training offered virtually. The online training will be completed, independently, by September 20th to be followed by a Skill Building Workshop (9/22/21), and Mock Conduct Review Board (9/23/21), with staff from Title IX, Student Conduct and Community Standards, Legal Affairs, and the Tompkins County Advocacy Center.

Please contact Omar Stoute at ostoute1@ithaca.edu by September 20th, if you are interested in serving as an advisor for the upcoming year or have questions about the position or training.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Omar Stoute at ostoute1@ithaca.edu or 6072745136. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

ePortfolio Approval Procedures for December 2021 and May 2022 Graduates

CCR has agreed to extend the simplified ICC eportfolio approval procedures begun in Spring 2020 for December 2021 and May 2022 graduates.

Existing ICC policy states that students must complete the ICC ePortfolio. “Complete” has been understood to mean that students have uploaded at least one artifact in each area within the DRF in Taskstream, and that they have entered some relevant text in the form for each area. For the purposes of students completing their degree requirements in December 2021 and May 2022, reviews for completeness will focus on the following elements only:

  1. CLA
  2. Capstone reflection

For those students who have already completed the other sections of the eportfolio, please emphasize that faculty and ICC staff who read the portfolios will continue to read this. We appreciate the work students put in, and we enjoy the opportunity to get a glimpse into the kinds of connections they are making among their learning experiences. We will not, however, return eportfolios for revision if students are missing an artifact for any area other than the CLA or Capstone.

Guidelines for students and faculty will be sent out in a few weeks.

Susan Adams Delaney, Director of the Integrative Core Curriculum

Office Assistant for the Office of International Programs and Extended Studies

The OIP is hiring! Would you like to work with us?

The job description and application link are posted online. I have pasted the job description below as well. If you are interested, please apply online soon, we hope to start reviewing applications and interviewing finalists next week.

Diana

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Office Assistant for the Office of International Programs and Extended Studies

Duties and responsibilities
Students will assist the staff of the Office of International Programs and Extended Studies with the daily operations of the department and general administrative duties (e.g., answering email, managing client traffic, copying, scanning, routine departmental activities, manage department social media accounts, etc.). Other tasks as assigned.

Required Qualifications
Prior international education experience is preferred, but not required. Candidate must be able to work independently and reliably; have a focused work ethic; be responsible, dependable, and dedicated. Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and various social media platforms is ideal. Detail-oriented individuals with good organizational and communication skills required. Candidate must be able to run multiple errands around campus.

Application Instructions:

Please apply online and submit a cover letter and resume.  For questions about the online application, contact Student Employment at studentemployment@ithaca.edu . For questions about the position, contact the hiring manager Mimi Wright mwright@ithaca.edu