This discussion shifts our view internally to the academy itself, examining how campus structure and culture affect student, faculty, and staff interaction, satisfaction, and success. Racial, ethnic, and women/gender studies continue to reveal the impact of ideologies, social structures, economics, and politics on the institution. Acknowledging the research university’s hierarchical organization, how can we work across roles, job codes and structures to increase respect and productive interaction to create a community that learns and works together?
This is a companion to the Office for Equity and Diversity's Critical Conversations about Diversity and Social Justice series at the University of Minnesota. Co-sponsored by the University Libraries.
If you are interested in learning more about this topic, check out some of the highlighted resources.
- Hutcheon, Emily J., and Gregor Wolbring. "Voices of “disabled” post secondary students: Examining higher education “disability” policy using an ableism lens." Journal of Diversity in Higher Education 5.1 (2012): 39.
- Hutcheson, Philo, Marybeth Gasman, and Kijua Sanders-McMurtry. "Race and Equality in the Academy: Rethinking Higher Education Actors and the Struggle for Equality in the Post-World War II Period." The Journal of Higher Education82.2 (2011): 121-153.
- Johnson III, Richard Greggory. "Repositioning the Culture of Power: Advocating for Systemic Change in Public Affairs Education." Journal of Public Affairs Education (2009): 33-45.
- Ocasio, William, and Patricia H. Thornton. "Institutional logics and the historical contingency of power in organizations: Executive succession in the higher education publishing industry, 1958-1990." Amer. J. Sociology 105.3 (1999): 801-843.
- Parilla, Robert E. "Adapting institutional structure and culture to change." New Directions for Community Colleges 1993.84 (1993): 21-33.
- Sallee, Margaret W. "The ideal worker or the ideal father: Organizational structures and culture in the gendered university." Research in Higher Education 53.7 (2012): 782-802.
- Saunderson, Wendy. "Women, Academia and Identity: Constructions of Equal Opportunities in the ‘New Managerialism’–A Case of ‘Lipstick on the Gorilla’?." Higher education quarterly 56.4 (2002): 376-406.
- Michael Goh, University of Minnesota Associate Professor, Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development, College of Education and Human Development
- Cherrene Horazuk, Executive Office/Administrative Specialist, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs and President, AFSCME Local 3800
- Lolla Mohammed Nur, Community Engagement Editor, Twin Cities Daily Planet and former student leader in the “Whose University” Campaign
- Ferdinand Schlapper, Director/Chief Health Officer, Boynton Health Service
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