Courses of Study 2016-2017 
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Courses of Study 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Information

In the School of Industrial and Labor Relations.


Kevin Hallock, dean

Alexander Colvin, associate dean, academic affairs, diversity, and faculty development

Linda Barrington, associate dean, outreach

Joseph Grasso, associate dean, finance, administration, and corporate relations

Richard Hurd, associate dean, external relations

Kara Lombardi, assistant dean, student experience and wellbeing

Jennifer Thurston, assistant dean, alumni affairs and development

Joseph Zappala, assistant dean, communications and marketing

George Boyer, director, teaching

Martin Wells, director, research

Curtis Lyons, director, hospitality, labor, and management library

Regina Duffey Moravek, director, office of career services and MILR student services

Director, office of student services

Erin Sutzko, director, graduate enrollment and professional development

Pamela Tolbert, director, graduate studies

Rosemary Batt and Lawrence Kahn, co-editors, Industrial and Labor Relations Review

Degree Programs

Industrial and Labor Relations B.S.

The School

The ILR School looks through the lens of the social sciences to examine issues related to the domestic and international workplace.  ILR is home to 900 undergraduate and 150 graduate students.  ILR creates a school community, by offering personalized academic and career advising, unique student organizations, an array of distinctive courses, while supporting student participation in the courses, activities and organizations found within the Cornell University community.  

ILR undergraduates have the same major: Industrial and Labor Relations. However, you are not limited to one area of focus. The six departments that comprise ILR, provide you with a unique range of courses that you use to build a program to your individual interests. As the only school of its kind, ILR provides classes that you will only find in our program, and our course offerings continuously evolve in response to anticipated changes in the workplace and the world.

The school provides instruction to undergraduates and graduate students who are preparing for a variety of careers, as well as to men and women already engaged in industrial relations activities and the general public through its Extension and Outreach.

The school’s Conference Center, part of the extension division, initiates and hosts conferences covering the full scope of industrial and labor relations. The center provides continuing education and information to practitioners and scholars.  

Graduate Degrees

More than 150 students on the Cornell campus are enrolled in graduate study in industrial and labor relations, one of the largest graduate fields in the university. Students may work toward the degrees of master of industrial and labor relations, master of professional studies, master of science, and doctor of philosophy. For further information on graduate programs, contact the ILR Graduate Programs Office.

Office of Student Services

Staff members from the Office of Student Services work closely with faculty members and faculty committees to administer the undergraduate degree program and many of the school’s support services.  The office’s responsibilities include orienting new students, maintaining students’ academic records, providing information on special study options such as international opportunities, counseling students on personal and academic concerns, and making referrals to other University resources.  Questions or issues related to graduation requirements, course registration, and related academic procedures should be directed to counselors in the Office of Student Services.

Diversity and Inclusion

The ILR School values diversity and how our students benefit from being in an environment that consists of people with multiple, intersecting identities and beliefs. We strive to build upon Ezra Cornell’s vision to found “an institution where any person can find instruction in any study”. We are committed to providing students with the support needed to develop cultural competency that will enhance their academic achievement, career development, and personal growth. The Associate Director for Diversity and Inclusion in the ILR Office of Student Services works closely with faculty, staff members, and various offices across Cornell’s campus to assist students during their undergraduate years. For more information, see the ILR School website.