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Panel Discussion: Higher Education Trends and Critical Issues in the Academy

As part of its efforts to expand communication and collaboration with the entire IC community, the Ithaca College Board of Trustees and the Office of the President will host this panel discussion while the board is on campus for its regular winter meeting.

Serving on the higher education panel will be Ithaca College President Shirley M. Collado; Tompkins Cortland Community College President Orinthia Montague; Luke Keller, Dana Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Ithaca College; and Jeff Selingo ’95, former editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education and member of the Board of Trustees. Serving as moderator will be politics major Grace Elletson ’19 a member of the first cohort of Ithaca College BOLD Scholars.

The panelists will discuss criticial issues, including the following themes:

  • The purpose of higher education and its role in society: Are we preparing students to find good jobs and to be good citizens?
  • Demographics and the ever-changing student body
  • Pathways to the professoriate
  • Ensuring equity and full participation in higher education for students, faculty, and staff
  • The importance and power of social capital and networks for students
  • The public good vs. the private good

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Theresa Klinger at or 607-274-3836 as soon as possible.

Wednesday, February 14 at 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Hockett Family Recital Hall

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Speaker/Lecture/Discussion, Diversity/Inclusion

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