Diversity: Students, Faculty, and the Work to be Done

In 1968 the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign launched an initiative called Project 500 to enroll 500 African Americans in the freshman class.  The project was a response to the local and national Civil Rights movement and was, in its time, a breakthrough. Now,  in 2013, our campus fails to meet the benchmark it setContinue reading “Diversity: Students, Faculty, and the Work to be Done”

Faculty with Disabilities, a Report

Let’s talk about faculty with disabilities: in fact, I’m ready to talk about mine. If you know me, you might be surprised, because my disability is invisible.  Chronic hand and arm pain slow me down on a regular basis,  although I can keep up with my “essential functions” by using adaptive technology and lots ofContinue reading “Faculty with Disabilities, a Report”