[blind-education] Re: May be the political science professor and you should talk!

  • From: "Mike Stewart" <stewart_1@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blind-education@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2010 10:54:55 -0600


The blind PSCI professor Dr. Salyah and I have spoken repeatedly on the subject and he even submitted a letter of reccomendation for me regarding the ability of the blind to teach. Alas, it seems to have been ignored by the History Chair.

I have since moved to another university so its not so much a problem for me now...I'm just concerned that other students might run into the same problem from the History dept. at UNT. Thus my request if anyone had similar problems...and how they managed to get them resolved.

Thanks for the input!

Mike

----- Original Message ----- From: "david ingram" <dingram269@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2010 7:40 AM
Subject: [blind-education] May be the political science professor and you should talk!


Hi, how are you? If i might give a suggestion. May be you should meet the political science professor should meet. may be there are some things that they can share that may be able to help you. I want to say this without the thaught being that may be you may have nothing in common with the professor. We can all learn from someone. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Mike Stewart" <stewart_1@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 6:01 PM
Subject: [blind-education] Re: New member


Oh, my thesis advisor Dr. Stern was great...In fact most of the History faculty were great. Its just this one guy; who happened to be the Chair of the dept. He has such an old view of the blind. As far as he's concerned, the blind can do little more than sell pencils at airports. :P

Which is odd considering one floor below the HIST dept is the Political Science department with a fully blind professor who's also Chair of the Middle East Studies School (!) <sigh>

Mike

----- Original Message ----- From: "Zach, Netbook Edition" <chickerland@xxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 3:44 PM
Subject: [blind-education] Re: New member


At my school, they hired the best teacher ever! She's sighted, and she and I have developed a friendship over the past 3 years
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From: "Mike Stewart" <stewart_1@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 4:38 PM
To: <blind-education@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [blind-education] Re: New member

Thanks,
My first question is, does anyone on the list have any experiences with accessibility issues with teachers? I don't mean that the possible adaptive procedure/equipment isn't available...but have they been unwilling to provide them in the first place?

I ask because I ran into real trouble at the University of North Texas (where I got my MA) regarding becoming a Teaching Assistant (TA) in the History dept. You can't become a Teaching Fellow (TF) without being a TA first. TA's assist professor in the grunt work of teaching; grading tests, taking attendance, etc while TF actually teach survey level courses. I got the "He's blind so he can't teach" crap from the Department Chair. Oh, not to my face but I heard it from most of the other faculty.

Why does it bug me? Because without any TA/TF experience getting a teaching job is REAL tough. Sure you have the degrees but if you have no experience on the college level they don't want to risk hiring you.

Fortunately Tyler Junior College was willing to take a risk on me and let me teach...and I'll always be greatful for that. But from 2005 to this year I was unemployed because of that idiocy.


Anyone else have this experience?

Mike

----- Original Message ----- From: "Zach, Netbook Edition" <chickerland@xxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 3:30 PM
Subject: [blind-education] Re: New member


welcome!
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From: "Mike Stewart" <stewart_1@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, June 13, 2010 10:57 AM
To: <blind-education@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [blind-education] New member

Hello all,

Just wanted to say 'Hi' and say I'm looking forward to participating on this list. ;)

Sincerely,

Michael Stewart
stewart_1@xxxxxxxxxxx
Adjunct Professor of History
Tyler Junior College














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