Interview Questions

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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 post?

Shirley O. Hockett, Ithaca College

02. What was it like making the transition from Cornell University to Ithaca College?

Shirley O. Hockett, Ithaca College

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

Shirley O. Hockett, Ithaca College

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

Shirley O. Hockett, Ithaca College

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

Shirley O. Hockett, Ithaca College

06. How did the student unrest of the ‘70s affect the faculty?

Shirley O. Hockett, Ithaca College

07. What drew you to teaching? What were the main modes of teaching? Did your teaching change over time?

Shirley O. Hockett, Ithaca College

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

Shirley O. Hockett, Ithaca College

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

Shirley O. Hockett, Ithaca College

10. IC witnessed a tremendous growth in terms of campus-size as well as the student body. How did that affect instruction?

Shirley O. Hockett, Ithaca College

11. How would you compare the students of the late ‘90s with those of the early ‘70s? Do you think student response and involvement change over the years?

Shirley O. Hockett, Ithaca College

12. What kind of relationship did the faculty members share with the administration?

Shirley O. Hockett, Ithaca College

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

Shirley O. Hockett, Ithaca College

14. Math has traditionally been a male discipline. Did you do anything to sustain or incorporate female interest?

Shirley O. Hockett, Ithaca College

15. Were you a part of the movement to unionize the faculty? (pt. 1)

Shirley O. Hockett, Ithaca College

16. Were you a part of the movement to unionize the faculty? (pt. 2)

Shirley O. Hockett, Ithaca College

17. What was the process to secure tenure?

Shirley O. Hockett, Ithaca College

18. Describe student and campus life as you saw it in the 1970s and ‘80s.

Shirley O. Hockett, Ithaca College

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

Shirley O. Hockett, Ithaca College

20. You served on the Faculty Council. What was that experience like?

Shirley O. Hockett, Ithaca College

21. How would you describe your relations with other faculty members?

Shirley O. Hockett, Ithaca College

22. How did the faculty dynamic change over the time you were here?

Shirley O. Hockett, Ithaca College

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

Shirley O. Hockett, Ithaca College

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

Shirley O. Hockett, Ithaca College

25. What has life after IC been like? Have you maintained any connections to the institution since your retirement?

Shirley O. Hockett, Ithaca College

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

Shirley O. Hockett, Ithaca College