by Dept. of Gender & Women’s Studies; Faculty Senate Task Force on Equity and Fairness; Programs for Inclusive Excellence-Office of the President
At this Forum on “Ethnic Studies, Academic Freedom and the Value of Scholarship” distinguished UA faculty offer presentations about ethnic studies research, scholarship, and pedagogies, as well as the concepts of intellectual and academic freedom. In keeping with the University of Arizona’s responsibilities as a land-grant university, this event provides an opportunity for the university to take a public role in educating our community about contemporary issues. Further, this forum reaffirms the commitment of the UA to academic freedom and the excellent scholarship and teaching in Ethnic Studies that we feature here. This forum was initiated and organized by the UA Faculty Senate Task Force on Equity and Fairness in collaboration with Raji Rhys, Assistant Vice President for Inclusive Excellence, and members of the Diversity Coalition Communications Group. Primary sponsors included: Programs for Inclusive Excellence-Office of the President, College of Education, College of Humanities, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Gender & Women’s Studies, Graduate and Interdisciplinary Programs, The Graduate College, Office of Outreach and Multicultural Affairs-College of Medicine, Philosophy Department, University Libraries. Substantial in-kind support was also provided by ASUA Initiatives for Maximizing Student Diversity.