Interview Questions

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01. State your name and date of birth. How long have you been in Ithaca? What are some of your memories of the downtown campus? When were you appointed to your post? How did you make the transition from student to faculty member? What was it like working with people who had been your professors?

Nancy Hicks, Ithaca College

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

Nancy Hicks, Ithaca College

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

Nancy Hicks, Ithaca College

04. Did changing technology have an impact on your teaching methods?

Nancy Hicks, Ithaca College

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

Nancy Hicks, Ithaca College

06. What was the physical education department, in terms of size, diversity, programs and majors offered, like when you first joined the college?

Nancy Hicks, Ithaca College

07. How did the student unrest of the 1970's affect the faculty?

Nancy Hicks, Ithaca College

08. How would you describe your relationship with other faculty members?

Nancy Hicks, Ithaca College

09. What courses did you teach? Which ones were more popular than others?

Nancy Hicks, Ithaca College

10. Were you a part of the movement to unionize the faculty?

Nancy Hicks, Ithaca College

11. How did student response and involvement change over the years?

Nancy Hicks, Ithaca College

12. Describe student and campus life as you saw it in the 1970's and 1980's

Nancy Hicks, Ithaca College

13. What was your own college experience like? Were you involved in athletics during your years as a student at IC?

Nancy Hicks, Ithaca College

14. How would you compare the students of the late-‘80s with those of the early-‘60s?

Nancy Hicks, Ithaca College

15. What was your process to secure tenure?

Nancy Hicks, Ithaca College

16. Were you actively involved in research and publication?

Nancy Hicks, Ithaca College

17. Did you feel that you had to compromise or sacrifice family time for work?

Nancy Hicks, Ithaca College

18. Outside of academic activities, were you involved in other on-campus activities like clubs, committees or organizations?

Nancy Hicks, Ithaca College

19. In what ways has our relationship with Cornell University changed over the years? How did teaching at Ithaca College compare to teaching at Cornell University?

Nancy Hicks, Ithaca College

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

Nancy Hicks, Ithaca College

21. What is your perception of the administrations under which you served the College?

Nancy Hicks, Ithaca College

22. How has the field of physical education evolved over the years? Are more women involved in the field now? How have women’s sports changed?

Nancy Hicks, Ithaca College

23. What was the male – female ratio when you joined the department? Did you see a visible shift in this demographic during your years at Ithaca College?

Nancy Hicks, Ithaca College

24. What was Greek life like in the ‘60s? Were you a member of a sorority?

Nancy Hicks, Ithaca College

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

Nancy Hicks, Ithaca College

26: What are your memories of some of the major events that took place during your years at IC?

Nancy Hicks, Ithaca College

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

Nancy Hicks, Ithaca College

28. Is there anything else you’d like to add or comment on previous questions?

Nancy Hicks, Ithaca College