Interview Questions

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01. Please state your name and date of birth. How long have you been in Ithaca?

Dorothy Buerk

02. What was your own college experience like?

Dorothy Buerk

03. When were you appointed to your position at Ithaca College?

Dorothy Buerk

04. What courses did you teach? What did you do to try to get women more involved in the field?

Dorothy Buerk

05. What were the main modes of teaching? Did your teaching change over time?

Dorothy Buerk

06. Did you seek to incorporate technology in your teaching methods? Did changing technology have an impact on your teaching methods?

Dorothy Buerk

07. How would you describe your relationship with the students?

Dorothy Buerk

08. How would you compare the students of the late 90's with those of the early 70's? Did you adjust your teaching methods at all to help bring students in? Could you give an example of an assignment that you gave that was engaging and that you really enjoyed.

Dorothy Buerk

09. Ithaca College experienced tremendous growth in terms of the campus size and student enrollment. How did that affect instruction?

Dorothy Buerk

10. What was the mathematics department, in terms of size, diversity, programs and majors offered, like when you first joined the college? What was the biggest difference in moving from teaching at a community college to Ithaca College?

Dorothy Buerk

11. How would you describe your relationship with other faculty members? What is your view of the newer generation of faculty?

Dorothy Buerk

12. What was the process to secure tenure?

Dorothy Buerk

13. Were you actively involved in research and publication?

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14. Did you feel that you had to compromise or sacrifice family time for work? Did you continue to publish even after you finished your dissertation?

Dorothy Buerk

15. What was the male – female ratio when you joined the faculty? Did you see a visible shift in this trend since your undergraduate years? How did the student unrest of the 70s affect the faculty? Describe student and campus life as you saw it in the 1970's and 1980's.

Dorothy Buerk

16. Were you a part of the movement to unionize the faculty? If you had been at the college longer would you have been more involved in the movement?

Dorothy Buerk

17. What kind of relationship did the faculty members share with the administration? Did the faculty have any say in the administration of the college?

Dorothy Buerk

18. What is your perception of the administrations under which you served the college?

Dorothy Buerk

19. Outside academic activities, were you involved in other on-campus activities such as clubs, committees or organizations?

Dorothy Buerk

20. In what ways has our relationship with Cornell University changed over the years? Have you kept in contact with Cornell since you have retired?

Dorothy Buerk

21. What are your memories of some of the major events that took place during your years at the college?

Dorothy Buerk

22. If you were writing the history of the college what would you include from your years here?

Dorothy Buerk

23. How have you maintained your connection to Ithaca College since your retirement?

Dorothy Buerk

24. Is there anything you would like to add to any of the questions or anything else from your experience here?

Dorothy Buerk