BU Today: POV, Higher Ed Institutions Would Benefit from Hiring More Faculty and Staff with Disabilities

“As a person with a disability, this course was the first time I felt like I belonged in academia. I’ve been a BU student for almost two years, but it wasn’t until this course that I began to identify with the school. The sense of community felt is largely due to inclusive curriculum and exploring relevant issues to the world around me…. Disability, race, and gender can and should be represented and explored in more areas in academia, not just their specific niches (i.e., African American studies or disability studies). This class really hit that mark, enriching my perspectives on the world around me.”