ERIC Number: ED390206
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Career Connections: Enhancing Career Development and Employment Opportunities for University Students with Disabilities. Final Report for Postsecondary Demonstration Program [and] Career Connections for University Students with Disabilities.
Aune, Betty; And Others
This final report describes "Career Connections," a 3-year federally supported project at the University of Minnesota to enhance the career potential of students with disabilities, educate faculty and staff to work with these students, and assist employers in hiring and supervising people with disabilities. Project accomplishments included: provision of career services to 180 students; contacts with 4,221 individuals through workshops, graduate courses, and conference presentations; development and dissemination of two training manuals; sponsorship of five employer forums and three disability networking events; co-sponsorship of a job fair to emphasize hiring a diverse workforce; establishment of interagency agreements; consultation services to 75 campus units and 200 postsecondary institutions and/or community organizations; presentations at 35 state, regional, national, and international conferences; development of a job accommodation handbook (disseminated via the World Wide Web); and compilation of three annotated bibliographies. Major outcomes included increased interagency communication, changes in accessibility practices and policies, increase in number of students using campus career services, employment of 88 percent of graduating students with disabilities, and increased student understanding of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The report provides sections detailing the project's activities and accomplishments, outcomes, perceived value, model-building, and recommendations for replication. Extensive appendices provide additional detail on evaluation methods, data collection, sample publicity materials, project publications, media coverage, interagency agreements, course syllabi, selection guidelines for project participants, and a project proposal. (DB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Agency Cooperation, Attitude Change, Career Development, College Students, Compliance (Legal), Consultation Programs, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Employers, Employment Opportunities, Employment Potential, Employment Services, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Job Placement, Program Development
Disability Services, University of Minnesota, 12 Johnson Hall, 101 Pleasant St., SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 ($21.50 bound, $19.50 unbound--3 hole punched).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Disability Services.