Deaf geographies, and other worlds.
I wouldn’t normally act as a salesman for this kind of effort. Here though, the group concerned are the “Leadership Foundation” who I know to actually be quite good when it comes to making things visible to government, and the survey speaks specifically to a subject that has been raised very recently by Deaf academics, and others involved in Deaf-related research.
If you feel that you can supply evidence, then I’d recommend this to you… if we can flood the LF with information about Deaf academics, then there’s a chance that this might cause a ripple, which could have some impact.
The mail was as follows:
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Please respond by the 30th August.
This email is aimed at you if you identify as a disabled person and would describe yourself as a leader-or someone aspiring to be a leader. Please read on if this applies to you, or forward this email (with the attachment) to someone you know who may be interested in responding.
These questions in this survey are aimed at disabled leaders or aspiring leaders in UK higher education (HE) and beyond. The Leadership Foundation for HE have commissioned me to write an essay about the experience of disabled leaders in the sector with a view to developing better practice. (Views of people who identify as aspiring or frustrated would-be leaders, and leaders from other sectors and countries, are also welcome for the different perspectives they may offer). Based on the principle ‘nothing about us without us’ I am working with other disabled people to produce an evidence based response which includes useful practical recommendations. You may contribute anonymously, or may choose to respond as yourself. It is not necessary to decide whether you want to be anonymous or not at this stage as all responses will be checked with participants before they are published in any form. The process has been piloted by a steering group of disabled people and has received ethical approval from the NADP Ethics Committee and Chair. The questions which follow can form the basis of an email response or a structured interview and you may answer any or all of them, and add further comments which you deem relevant. Broad themes will be drawn out for the final paper and no persons will be identifiable unless they choose to be quoted directly as themselves. Institutions will also be anonymous. I can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you require clarification or have useful ideas to share. As a reasonable adjustment for me, please always use the subject header ‘disabled leaders’. Thank you for your time.
The survey is in Word format, and can be downloaded from the following link:
All contact for this survey should be sent to:
Dr. Nicola Martin. PhD
Head of Research and Postgraduate Courses
Department of Education
London Southbank University
103 Borough Rd
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