ERIC Number: ED328148
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Diversity and Excellence in Education: An Integrated Approach to Improving Accessibility at the University of Winnipeg. The Final Report of the President's Task Force on Student Accessibility at The University of Winnipeg.
Winnipeg Univ. (Manitoba).
This report presents the results of a study conducted by the University of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada to review the university's policies towards those groups within Canadian society which have low participation rates in post-secondary education. Following the introduction, the section, "Accessibility and the University of Winnipeg," evaluates some recent developments in academic accessibility programming at the university. The section, "University Life and Culture," explains the importance of the relationship between what the school identifies as the culture of the university and accessibility. Student services are the focus of "Options for Improving Student Services." The section "Curriculum, Teaching, and Scholarship: Statement of Objectives" identifies the values and attitudes that shaped the recommendations in the areas of teaching, curriculum, and research. Next, "Proposals on Curriculum," focuses on student retention, particularly in the first year. In "General Curriculum Revisions and Accessibility," the university is urged to initiate a comprehensive development of its curriculum regarding matters of gender, race, ethnicity, class, and disability. "Promotion of the Value of Teaching" presents the recommendation that faculty members be encouraged to explore new pedagogical assumptions and approaches that will improve the classroom experience for students and faculty. Finally, the section "Coordinating and Evaluating Accessibility Initiatives," concludes the report with a statement for the need to ensure the effective coordination and evaluation of accessibility initiatives over the coming years. An appendix and summary of recommendations are included. (GLR)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accessibility (for Disabled), College Admission, College Environment, Community Involvement, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Discrimination, Educational Improvement, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, School Policy, Student Needs, Student Personnel Services, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Winnipeg Univ. (Manitoba).