Professor Harvey F. Fireside passed away in 2008. The photo is from the 1974 yearbook.
Interview Questions

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01. Name and date of birth, how long in Ithaca, your college experience, when appointed at IC?

Harvey F. Fireside, Ithaca College

02. Did you teach anywhere else before coming to Ithaca College? How did it compare?

Harvey F. Fireside, Ithaca College

03. Did you seek to incorporate technology in your teaching methods?

Harvey F. Fireside, Ithaca College

04. 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? Male-female ratio?

Harvey F. Fireside, Ithaca College

05. What classes did you teach? Were some more popular than others?

Harvey F. Fireside, Ithaca College

06. The student-teacher dynamic is constantly evolving. How would you describe your relationship with the students? Did it change?

Harvey F. Fireside, Ithaca College

07. IC witnessed a tremendous growth in terms of campus-size as well as the student body. How did that affect instruction? How did the student unrest of the ‘70s affect the faculty?

Harvey F. Fireside, Ithaca College

08. What kind of relationship did the faculty members share with the administration? Were you a part of the movement to unionize the faculty?

Harvey F. Fireside, Ithaca College

09. You did a fair amount of publishing with seven books and numerous articles. What was your main area of interest? You did more than just teach while at IC. With frequent publications and various lectures how did you balance your time between teaching, researching, and home life?

Harvey F. Fireside, Ithaca College

10. How would you compare the students of the late ‘90s with those of the early‘70s? What were the main modes of teaching?

Harvey F. Fireside, Ithaca College

11. What was the process to secure tenure?

Harvey F. Fireside, Ithaca College

12. You were the founder of Amnesty International (IC Chapter). How did the organization change over the years? What made you decide to start this organization?

Harvey F. Fireside, Ithaca College

13. You also helped to organize the Bosnian Student Project. What was the purpose of the project

Harvey F. Fireside, Ithaca College

14. Other colleges often use the term “Political Science Department.” Why is it called the Politics Department here at IC?

Harvey F. Fireside, Ithaca College

15. In what ways has our relationship with Cornell University changed over the years?

Harvey F. Fireside, Ithaca College

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

Harvey F. Fireside, Ithaca College

17. What are some of your memories of major events at IC during your years here

Harvey F. Fireside, Ithaca College

18. How have you maintained your connection to IC since your retirement?

Harvey F. Fireside, Ithaca College

19. Is there anything else you’d like to add to the previous questions?

Harvey F. Fireside, Ithaca College