Date

4-30-2020

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There is extensive research on students with disabilities but there is a research gap when it comes to faculty with disabilities. The purpose of this study is to identify if faculty members who self-identify as having a visible and/or invisible disability are receiving the proper accommodations and accessibility in the workplace. This qualitative study centers the attention on the participants intersectionalities (social identities) to dive deep into the impact of employee development in academia. This research will be able to answer what type of direct and indirect discrimination exist in their world of higher education. Some of the questions asked in the interviews are: Have you faced additional difficulties as a faculty member because of your disability? What are other social identities that have had an impact on your career, do you believe that they have intersected with your disability in terms of impact? [Prompt; Tenure/Tenure-Track/Adjunct, Male/Female, URM, parent, etc.]

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Apr 30th, 12:00 AM

Professors, Disabilities, and Other Social Identities - An Intersectional Look at Higher Education

There is extensive research on students with disabilities but there is a research gap when it comes to faculty with disabilities. The purpose of this study is to identify if faculty members who self-identify as having a visible and/or invisible disability are receiving the proper accommodations and accessibility in the workplace. This qualitative study centers the attention on the participants intersectionalities (social identities) to dive deep into the impact of employee development in academia. This research will be able to answer what type of direct and indirect discrimination exist in their world of higher education. Some of the questions asked in the interviews are: Have you faced additional difficulties as a faculty member because of your disability? What are other social identities that have had an impact on your career, do you believe that they have intersected with your disability in terms of impact? [Prompt; Tenure/Tenure-Track/Adjunct, Male/Female, URM, parent, etc.]