Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Diversity Fair at Annual Conference and Diversity in Higher Education. A Librarian at the Kitchen Table. No, 367.

2006 9th Annual Diversity Fair
Celebrating Examples of Diversity in
Adult and Family Literacy Services
in Libraries

ALA Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana
Saturday, June 24, 2006
3–5p.m. in the Exhibits Area

Presentations at the ALA/OLOS Diversity Fair are certain to be viable for AMERICAN ACADEMIC--An Annual Publication from the American Federation of Teachers

Theme: Diversity and Higher Education

American Academic, the annual higher education policy journal of the American Federation of Teachers, announces a call for proposals to be included in its 2007 issue. The 2007 theme is "Diversity and Higher Education." We will also be considering articles not related to diversity, yet still of interest to the higher education community.

Often in higher education when we talk about race, gender, and class issues, we tend to focus on the student body. However, the challenges we face for the recruitment, retention and professional advancement of a diverse corps of faculty and staff are just as vital. What are the facts about diversity of race, gender and class in the academic workforce? Is higher education where it should be? If not, how can further advances be made?

The 2007 issue of American Academic, AFT’s higher education journal, plans to address these issues. Some of the questions or topics we hope to address include:

* Retaining and mentoring a diverse corps of faculty and staff
* Gender equity across ranks and within disciplines
* The role of minority-serving institutions in higher education systems
* Diversity and the stratified academic workforce
* The union’s responsibility

Deadline for Proposals: November 10, 2006

Proposal should include a cover page with: title of the proposed paper, author and affiliation, and telephone/e-mail contact information.

Proposals should be no longer than three double-spaced pages plus references. Please submit proposals to AFT Higher Education at americanacademic@aft.org. For more information, contact the AFT Higher Education staff at 202/879-4426 or 800/238-1133 x4426.

The American Federation of Teachers represents over 1.3 million members, including over 130,000 faculty and professional staff at colleges and universities around the country.

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