Written/unwritten : diversity and the hidden truths of tenure
- edited by Patricia A. Matthew.
- Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 
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- xvii, 312 pages ; 24 cm
Education Library (Cubberley)
|LC212.42 .W75 2016||Unknown|
- Matthew, Patricia A., editor.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-294) and index.
- Preface: It's not just us. This is happening everywhere: on CVs and the Michigan women
- Introduction: Minding the gap: diversity in the humanities / Patricia A. Matthew
- Responding to the call(ing): the spirituality of mentorship and community in academia: an interview with Houston Baker Jr. / Ayanna Jackson-Fowler
- Building a canon, creating dialogue: an interview with Cheryl Wall / Rashida Harrison
- Difference without grievance: Asian Americans as the almost minority / Leslie Bow
- In search of our fathers' workshops / Lisa Sánchez González
- Tenure in the contact zone: Spanish is our language too / Angie Chambram
- "Colored" is the new queer: queer faculty of color in the academy / Andreana Clay
- Performative testimony and the practice of dismissal / Jane Chin Davidson and Deepa S. Reddy
- Talking tenure: "Don't be safe. Because there is no safety there anyway" / Sarita Echavez See
- Still eating in the kitchen: the marginalization of African American faculty in majority-white academic governance / Carmen V. Harris
- Contingent diversity, contingent faculty: or, musings of a lowly adjunct / Wilson Santos, with editor's notes
- Balancing the passion for activism with the demands of tenure: one professional's story from three perspectives / April L. Few-Demo, Fred P. Piercy, and Andrew J. Stremmel
- Cast your net wide: reflections on activism and community engagement when black lives matter: interviews with Ariana E. Alexander, E. Frances White, and Jennifer Williams / Patricia Matthew
- Conclusion: Tweeting diversity: race and tenure in the age of social media / Patricia A. Matthew.
- Publisher's Summary
- The academy may claim to seek and value diversity in its professoriate, but reports from faculty of colour around the country make clear that departmentsand administrators discriminate in ways that range from unintentionalto malignant. Stories abound of scholars-despite impressive records ofpublication, excellent teaching evaluations, and exemplary service to theiruniversities-struggling on the tenure track. These stories, however, are rarelyshared for public consumption. Written/Unwritten reveals that faculty ofcolour often face two sets of rules when applying for reappointment, tenure, and promotion: those made explicit in handbooks and faculty orientationsor determined by union contracts and those that operate beneath the surface.It is this second, unwritten set of rules that disproportionally affectsfaculty who are hired to "diversify" academic departments and then expectedto meet ever-shifting requirements set by tenured colleagues and administrators.Patricia A. Matthew and her contributors reveal how these implicitprocesses undermine the quality of research and teaching in American collegesand universities. They also show what is possible when universities persistin their efforts to create a diverse and more equitable professorate. Thesenarratives hold the academy accountable while providing a pragmatic viewabout how it might improve itself and how that improvement can extend toacademic culture at large. The contributors and interviewees are Ariana E. Alexander, MarlonM. Bailey, Houston A. Baker Jr., Dionne Bensonsmith, Leslie Bow, AngieChabram, Andreana Clay, Jane Chin Davidson, April L. Few-Demo, EricAnthony Grollman, Carmen V. Harris, Rashida L. Harrison, AyannaJackson-Fowler, Roshanak Kheshti, Patricia A. Matthew, Fred Piercy, DeepaS. Reddy, Lisa Sanchez Gonzalez, Wilson Santos, Sarita Echavez See, AndrewJ. Stremmel, Cheryl A. Wall, E. Frances White, Jennifer D. Williams, andDoctoral Candidate X.
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