The Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer oversees and provides campus leadership for the academic enterprise at IUPUI. The mission of the Office of Academic Affairs is to create and support an environment that advances IUPUI's institutional mission of achieving international distinction in education, scholarship, and public service. The office provides leadership for continuous improvement in academic programs, faculty development, and, ultimately, student success.
Amid controversies surrounding the team mascot and brand of the Washington Redskins in the National Football League and the use of mascots by K-12 schools, Americans demonstrate an expanding sensitivity to the pejorative use of references to Native Americans by sports organizations at all levels. Indian Spectacle explores the ways in which white, middle-class Americans have consumed narratives of masculinity, race, and collegiate athletics through the lens of Indian-themed athletic identities, mascots, and music. Drawing on a cross-section of American institutions of higher education, Guiliano investigates the role of sports mascots in the big business of twentieth-century American college football in order to connect mascotry to expressions of community identity, individual belonging, stereotyped imagery, and cultural hegemony. Guiliano recounts the history of the creation and spread of mascots and university identities as something bound up in the spectacle of halftime performance, the growth of collegiate competition, the influence of mass media, and how athletes, coaches, band members, spectators, university alumni, faculty and administrators, artists, writers, and members of local communities all have contributed to the dissemination of ideas of Indianness that is rarely rooted in native peoples actual lives.
This orientation is intended to help newly- or recently-hired associate faculty (also referred to as adjuncts and/or part-time faculty) know where to go for information about teaching and students, and about their role as an employee and a faculty member of IUPUI. The orientation will consist of short presentations and a Q&A period.
Do service-sector workers represent the future of the U.S. labor movement? Mid-twentieth-century union activism transformed manufacturing jobs from backbreaking, low-wage work into careers that allowed workers to buy homes and send their kids to college. Some union activists insist that there is no reason why service-sector workers cannot follow that same path. In If We Can Win Here, Fran Quigley tells the stories of janitors, fry cooks, and health-care aides trying to fight their way to middle-class incomes in Indianapolis. He also chronicles the struggles of the union organizers with whom the workers have made common cause. The service-sector workers of Indianapolis mirror the citys demographics: they are white, African American, and Latino. In contrast, the union organizers are mostly white and younger than the workers they help rally. Quigley chronicles these allies setbacks, victories, bonds, and conflicts while placing their journey in the broader context of the global economy and labor history. As one Indiana-based organizer says of the struggle being waged in a state that has earned a reputation as anti-union: If we can win here, we can win anywhere. The outcome of the battle of Indianapolis may foretell the fate of workers across the United States.
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The IUPUI Office of Academic Affairs oversees and provides campus leadership for the academic enterprise at IUPUI? The following colleges, schools, and academic support units comprise Academic Affairs at IUPUI.