Disability Representation in Higher Ed - a conversation hosted by the Women’s Mentoring Network


Contributed by Colette Matisco

The Women’s Mentoring Network is proud to announce the Fall 2019 Coffee Conversation Series, with topics selected and hosted by women across campus. 

The session "Disability Representation in Higher Education" will be offered November 6th, 12-1pm.

Hosted by Jenna Heffron, this conversation will discuss disability using a minority group approach. We will discuss ways in which disability is typically represented on college campuses as well as how it is approached and represented at Ithaca College. This will also be a space to brainstorm how we might work to shift the culture on our campus from seeing disability primarily in terms of accommodation to be more in line with how we view other marginalized groups such as race and gender minorities.

Registration will be limited to 10 women (faculty and staff) per conversation to allow for meaningful dialogue. If there is interest that exceeds capacity, we can explore adding more dates. Additionally, if there is a new topic that you would like to host, please email Julie Dorsey (jdorsey@ithaca.edu) to discuss details.

The conversation will be held at the Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett. 
Registration for the event can be found here

Purpose of the Women’s Mentoring Network: to enable faculty and staff who identify as women at Ithaca College to connect in meaningful ways to support their goals.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Colette Matisco at cmatisco@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-3734. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.