Accommodating Faculty Members Who Have Disabilities

Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure has approved a new subcommittee report, Accommodating Faculty Members Who Have Disabilities, for publication.

The rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities have been a subject of major concern, but those of faculty members with disabilities much less so. The subcommittee report, in addressing practical and legal issues involving these faculty members, reaffirms their entitlement to due process. “In promoting access and success for faculty members with disabilities,” the report states in its introduction, “the AAUP highlights the significant talents of an important group, promotes a diverse professoriate, and expands role models for students.”

The subcommittee that produced the new report consisted of former AAUP counsel Ann H. Franke (chair), Michael F. Bérubé, and Robert M. O’Neil.