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Why Higher Ed Needs Leaders With Disabilities

The paucity of data on leaders with disabilities suggests that few people are even thinking about this crucial aspect of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice, Darla Schumm writes.

It’s Time for ‘Crip Time’

Embracing a more flexible concept of time known as “crip time”—including when it comes to tenure clocks—would make higher ed more inclusive of scholars with disabilities, Darla Schumm writes.

Stop Telling Us ‘You Hide It So Well’

Rebekkah McLellan believes in sharing her disability status with students and administrators. Here’s why.

Accommodating Mental Health

The national mental health crisis plaguing colleges is stretching disability support offices, where more students are registering psychological disorders to receive classroom accommodations.

For Those Most at Risk, COVID-19 Is Not Over

With the lethal threat of COVID-19 on the decline, many colleges are relaxing policies to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Disability advocates fear that high-risk individuals will suffer.

A University Rethinks DEI Work

Plans to restructure the Office of Equity and Inclusion created confusion at Point Park University. Rather than close the office, officials say they plan to reshape it to better meet student needs.

Disabled Student Unions Fight for Better Accessibility

Spurred by the pandemic, student unions for disabled students are emerging to demand more accommodations, create support communities and raise public awareness of the challenges their population faces.

When Does Someone Have a Long COVID Disability?

New federal policies will probably create challenges for everyone—students, employees and higher ed institutions alike—but institutions should take particular notice, Howard Pashman writes.