Provocations and Suggestions
What would department meetings look like if a university’s non-academic community members were granted a vote?
If you were applying to undergrad at your alternate-universe school, what would that process feel like?
If your graduate student handbook had been accurate and helpful, what would it have said, and how would that have mattered?
On your ideal campus, how would parking spaces be distributed?
What would happen at a new faculty orientation, in a university that truly valued social justice?
What if the Third World Liberation Front student strikes had gotten everything it wanted? Or the Black Action Movement? What would it feel like to teach in, work for, or attend those universities today?
OR: maybe we abolish all vestiges of the current system and build something entirely new. Write it!
Sample dossier genres
Department meeting minutes
“Diversity and inclusion” plans
Bias reporting documents
Lecturer / adjunct contracts
Academic job postings
New course proposals
OR … suggest something totally new!