Access in the Academy

When Alex Lubet, professor of music at the University of Minnesota, returned to his job after surgery on his neck, he found that he fell between the cracks of the university’s disability-accommodation policies. As Peter Monaghan reported in the Chronicle of Higher Education, although Lubet was “permanently partially disabled,” he discovered he was “not entitled to workplace accommodations.” Lubet was provided “adaptive office equipment” but not consulted about his needs. As a consequence, he could rarely use what was provided.

1997 AAUP Resolution on Affirmative Action

Passed at Eighty-Third AAUP Annual Meeting, June 1997, the Eighty-third Annual Meeting of the AAUP reaffirms the Association’s continuing opposition to discrimination and our principled and vigorous support for affirmative action and calls upon the higher education community to work toward the elimination of discrimination and to maintain effective affirmative action programs.

“Extreme Bold” in the Faculty Ranks

Boldness, defense, and the necessity of talking back remain as central to life with disability in our time as in Francis Bacon’s age. “Therefore all deformed persons are extreme bold,” Bacon wrote, “first, as in their own defence, as being exposed to scorn, but in process of time, by a general habit.”

Mission Not Accomplished

On Being Included: Racism and Diversity in Institutional Life. Sara Ahmed. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2012.

The Twenty-First-Century Student

Linguistic Minority Students Go to College: Preparation, Access, and Persistence. Yasuko Kanno and Linda Harklau, eds. New York: Routledge, 2012.

A Politics of Color

Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia by Gabriella Gutierrez y Muhs, Yolanda Flores Niemann, Carmen G. Gonzalez, and Angela P. Harris, eds. Boulder, CO: Utah State University Press (an imprint of University Press of Colorado), 2012.


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