- Academia Is A Warzone (December 10, 2013)
Warzone is the proper metaphor for the struggles of the marginalized in academia. A how-to to survive and help other oppressed peoples survive in a highly racist, sexist, ableist, etc. institution.
- In Their Own Words: Academic Mobbing: Is Gender a Factor?
Points out how women of color faculty are often the target of emotional abuse by teams of people in the work place. Shows how to recognize these abuses and what can be done about it.
- Civility/Incivility in the College Classroom
A page of resources and readings on recognizing uncivil behavior, the factors involved, and suggested responses to such a phenomenon from the Michigan State University.
- Ping Wang v. Macalester College (Feb. 19 2013)
Ping Wang fought her university for years starting with her bid for tenure. She settled in her lawsuit against the Macalester for discrimination. This article shows the many ways one may be attacked, even post tenure, but also how to fight off such harassment and aggression.
- Shannon Gibney (and associates) v. Minneapolis Community and Technical College (December 3, 2013)
Shannon Gibney, with six other professors, filed an anti-discrimination lawsuit against Minneapolis Community and Technical College. This follows a very high profile incident where Gibney was reprimanded for speaking on race in the classroom that offended three white students.
- Don Nakanishi v. UCLA (December 20, 1988)
Largely regarded as a landmark movement in academia, Education professor, Don Nakanishi, garnered support from students, faculty, politicians, and community members in a three-year battle for tenure at UCLA. Represented by acclaimed attorney, Dale Minami, UCLA chancellor ultimate granted tenure to Professor Nakanishi, thus avoiding trial.
- saveVnow (May 13, 2013)
This short video documents the success of a highly publicised movement supported by students, faculty, community members, and administrators that ultimately granted tenure for Kieu-Linh Caroline Valverde, professor of Asian American Studies, after appeal.
- Academic Blogging: Minority Scholars Cannot Afford to Be Silent (April 30, 2012)
Article advocates for minority scholar bloggers to use their unique outlets to write of prevalent issues, even as their words may go under attack by those inside and outside the academy.
- The Health Benefits of Tears (July 27, 2013)
Crying is not a sign of weakness - it is an effective form of stress relief, stimulating the production of endorphins and expelling stress hormones, among other benefits.
- Acknowledging The “One-Body Problem” (December 23, 2013)
On psychosomatic illnesses from extreme anxiety/stress, self-care as a mandatory action, balancing academic careers vs health and wellness, as well as a list of other blogs about staying healthy in academia.
- In Search of Lost Time (March 3, 2014)
Being an academic holds much pressure to churn out work - this, however, has counterproductive effects and can encumber the individual, rendering one too mentally and physically exhausted to give quality and sincerity.
- Cultivating Allies As A Woman Of Color In Academia (December 5, 2013)
Dr. Manaya Whitaker writes on the true meaning of an ally--ally does not mean friend or someone one respects; it means someone who will openly stand with you against adversary.
- A Mentoring Manifesto (August 12, 2013)
The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity holds some nuggets of wisdom about the successes and benefits from mentoring,
- Shameless Self-Promotion (August 13, 2011)
On the importance of promoting oneself, especially as women in the academic world.
- Moreno Report (October 15, 2013)
The Moreno report was compiled by a five-member panel that investigated on the issue of rampant bias among faculty at the UCLA campus. They found after interviewing 30 faculty of color, on the campus of 73% white faculty, that discriminatory practices were not properly dealt with and minority faculty complaints went largely ignored.
- Delta Cost Project Report - Labor Intensive or Labor Expensive? (February 2014)
This report looks at long-term employment changes on college and university campuses during the period 1987-2012 and examines fluctuations in faculty staffing patterns, growth in administrative positions, and the effects of the recent recession on long-standing employment trends.
- Administrative Bloat at American Universities (August 17, 2010)
Report looked at the period between 1993 and 2007 and found that the resources devoted to administration grew faster than spending on instruction, research and service, but this not improve the efficiency of universities but rather produced, “administrative bloat.”
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