Note: This session is capped at 80 participants.
Session Description: Disability is nearly impossible to define (Pate, 2011; Rothstein, Martinez, & McKinney, 2002). Yet, we are often tempted to define diversity on a college campus through definitions and demographics. He or she is a student, professor, or staff member. He or she is male or female, black or white, Latino or Asian. Despite the fact that 19% of the U.S. population has a disability of some kind, making it the largest minority group in the country (U.S. Census Bureau, 2012), disability has lagged behind other identity groups in gaining a toe hold in academic culture (Davis, 2011). The purpose of this panel discussion is to begin a dialogue of how faculty and staff at James Madison University may view the categorization of disability within the realm of diversity on campus. The co-presenters will share their own lived experiences of having different disabilities, focusing on the similarities and differences of having disabilities that are visible (e.g., cerebral palsy) and disabilities that are invisible (e.g., attention deficit hyperactivity disorder).
Presented by: Joshua Pate, Matthew Trybus, Thomas Moran, Kathryn Evans
Monday, March 18, 2013
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
FCSC, Highlands Room Note: This is a location change.