Interview Questions

01. State your name and date of birth. How long have you been in Ithaca? What was your own college experience like? When were you appointed to your post?

Margaret Feldman, Ithaca College

02. What courses did you teach?

Margaret Feldman, Ithaca College

03. 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?

Margaret Feldman, Ithaca College

04. What kind of relationship did the faculty members share with the administration? What is your perception of the administrations under which you served the College?

Margaret Feldman, Ithaca College

05. Were you actively involved in research and publication? What did you gain from your experiences in Europe and Africa? Did you bring any of what you learned into the classroom back at IC? What was it like to teach in Ghana? What did you gain from the experience? What differences did you notice (faculty, students, community)?

Margaret Feldman, Ithaca College

06. What was the process to secure tenure? Do you think the program has evolved a lot since then?

Margaret Feldman, Ithaca College

07. How did you go about establishing the Social Work Minor program?

Margaret Feldman, Ithaca College

08. You ran for mayor in 1979. Did this change the way faculty treated you? How did the Ithaca community react? Did running for mayor interfere with your teaching? What issues did your campaign platform focus on?

Margaret Feldman, Ithaca College

09. What was it like to be a member of the Faculty Council?

Margaret Feldman, Ithaca College

10. The interviewee remembered something from the previous question. She continues her thoughts in Track 10.

Margaret Feldman, Ithaca College

11. How would you compare the students from when you came to the time you left? Did they change at all?

Margaret Feldman, Ithaca College

12. Were there a lot of women professors in the psychology department when you joined in 1960? Over the years has the male-female ratio changed?

Margaret Feldman, Ithaca College

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

Margaret Feldman, Ithaca College

14. In what ways has our relationship with Cornell University changed over the years? If you were writing the history of the College what would you include from your years here?

Margaret Feldman, Ithaca College

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

Margaret Feldman, Ithaca College