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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 position at Ithaca College?

Pamela Gearhart, Ithaca College

02. What courses did you teach?

Pamela Gearhart, Ithaca College

03. What was it like to be the first woman conductor at Ithaca College? Were there many other women professors in the Music School? Did the male to female ratio change at all over your years at Ithaca?

Pamela Gearhart, Ithaca College

04. What were your main modes of teaching? Did your teaching change over time? Did changing technology have any impact on your teaching? Did you incorporate technology into your teaching at all?

Pamela Gearhart, Ithaca College

05. The student-teacher dynamic is constantly evolving. How would you describe your relationship with the students?

Pamela Gearhart, Ithaca College

06. Ithaca College witnessed a tremendous growth in both the terms of campus size and student body. Did that affect your instruction at all? Did the students change at all from the 70s to the 90s?

Pamela Gearhart, Ithaca College

07. You mentioned that you taught at Buffalo University. How did Ithaca College compare to Buffalo? Was it an easy transition from Buffalo to Ithaca?

Pamela Gearhart, Ithaca College

08. When you joined the music department, what was it like in terms of size, diversity, and programs and majors offered? How would you describe your relationship with the other faculty members? What were the facilities like when you first joined?

Pamela Gearhart, Ithaca College

09. What was the process to secure tenure?

Pamela Gearhart, Ithaca College

10. What was the process students had to go through to get an audition?

Pamela Gearhart, Ithaca College

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

Pamela Gearhart, Ithaca College

12. 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?

Pamela Gearhart, Ithaca College

13. Outside of academic activities, were you involved in any committees, clubs, or other organizations around campus?

Pamela Gearhart, Ithaca College

14. You founded the Ithaca Youth Orchestra, how did you go about that? Is it still active today?

Pamela Gearhart, Ithaca College

15. Between conducting and teaching, did you ever feel that you had to sacrifice family time for work? Were you at all involved in research or publication?

Pamela Gearhart, Ithaca College

16. Is there any one year whose performers really stand out in your memory, or were they all good memories?

Pamela Gearhart, Ithaca College

17. If you were writing a history of Ithaca College, what would you include of your years here? How have you maintained your connection to Ithaca College since your retirement?

Pamela Gearhart, Ithaca College

18. Is there anything else you'd like to add to previous questions or comment on things I didn't ask?

Pamela Gearhart, Ithaca College