ERIC Number: ED423636
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
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University Curriculum Project--Professors Reflect on Impact.
Babbitt, Beatrice C.
This paper describes the reflections of the university professors in eight colleges at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, who were pioneers in integrating assistive technology and related content into their courses and who continue to provide leadership in curricular change. Professors from the colleges of fine and performing arts, business, hotel management, education, architecture, engineering, health sciences, and communication participated in the survey. Topics addressed by the professors include choice of content which best fits with various fields of study, the response of students, the benefits identified, the challenges faced in including the content in their courses, the changes seen in appropriate content over time, the inclusion or omission of the content in their professional literature, and the vision for this content in the future. Results of the survey indicate that each of the professors involved in the Assistive Technology Curriculum Change Project experienced it in a slightly different manner. All of the professors, however, readily acknowledge the change in their own thinking about the world into which they are sending their students and the needs and demands of the public their graduates will serve. (CR)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Assistive Devices (for Disabled), College Faculty, College Instruction, College Students, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Disabilities, Higher Education, Surveys, Training Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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