Inequality Seminar: Educational Equity and Democratic Engagement: The Role of Academic Citizenship

W113 Seashore Hall
Monday, April 17th, 2017

Cassie Barnhardt will present "Educational Equity and Democratic Engagement: The Role of Academic Citizenship," from 2-3:30 p.m. on Monday, April 17 as part of the Inequality Seminar. Barnhardt is an assistant professor of educational policy and leadership studies in the University of Iowa College of Education. 

In the spring of 2014, following two public and contentious campus events regarding a failed union bid and shifts in employee healthcare coverage, the campus diversity office of a private, liberal arts college was tasked with resolving tensions and improving the campus climate. The diversity office initiated a comprehensive assessment process by enlisting the help of external researchers, and the cooperation of the campus faculty and staff senates, as well as human resources and student life staff. Findings from this project provide insights about the role of democratic processes in creating more equitable and inclusive campus environments for faculty, staff and students. 

The poster for Barnhardt's presentation is available here

The Inequality Seminar is a seminar and speaker series that provides a forum on campus for faculty and graduate students who are interested in inequality broadly defined. It is an opportunity for faculty and graduate students to present their research and to hear about other inequality-related work from researchers on and off-campus.

The Inequality Seminar meets Mondays from 2:00-3:30 p.m. in W113 Seashore Hall. For the Spring 2017 schedule, click here.

If you are interested in hearing about future talks (which well be held each Monday throughout the semester), or if you have any questions about the Inequality Seminar, please contact Sarah Bruch at