Niel (Aniello) Massa
The student-teacher dynamic is constantly evolving. How would you describe your relationship with the students? Did it change?
What was the department, in terms of size, diversity, programs and majors offered, like when you first joined the college? How would you describe your relations with other faculty members? What is your view of the newer generation of faculty?
How did the curriculum change?
What courses did you teach? Which ones were more popular than the others?
What were the main modes of teaching? Did your teaching change over time?
Did changing technology have an impact on your teaching methods?
IC witnessed a tremendous growth in terms of campus-size as well as the student body. How did that affect instruction?
How would you compare the students of the late-90s with those of the early-70s?
What kind of relationship did the faculty members share with the administration? Did the faculty have any say in the administration of the college? What is your perception of the administrations under which you served the College?
Were you a part of the movement to unionize the faculty?
How did the student unrest of the 70s affect the faculty?
What was the process to secure tenure?
Were you actively involved in research and publication?
In what ways has our relationship with Cornell University changed over the years?
Did you feel that you had to compromise or sacrifice family time for work?
Outside academic activities, were you involved in other on-campus activities like clubs, committees or organizations? Opinion on Greek life?
Why did you resign from the post of Acting Director of the Division of Business Administration?
How did student response and involvement change over the years?
What was the male female ratio when you joined the department? Did you see a visible shift in trend during your years at Ithaca College?
If you were writing the history of the College what would you include from your years here?
What are your memories of some of the major events that took place during your years at IC?
How have you maintained your connection to IC since your retirement?
Is there anything else youd like to add or comment on the previous questions?