ERIC Number: ED447636
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Serving Students with Significant Disabilities in Two-Year Colleges: Services for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing, Hinds Community College, Raymond, MS.
Gugerty, John, Ed.; Knutsen, Caryl, Ed.
This report is an outcome of a project designed to seek, screen, evaluate, describe, and disseminate highly effective approaches used by two-year colleges to serve students with significant disabilities. "Two-year colleges" included academic institutions, technical colleges, and vocational institutes. From a pool of 18 applicants, the project made site reviews of six schools. This volume describes the approach used by Hinds Community College (HCC), in Raymond, Mississippi, to support students who are deaf and hard-of-hearing. Established in 1986 through a joint agreement with the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing program at HCC provides support services to these students so that they will have an equal opportunity to enter and succeed in the college's academic, technical, and vocational fields of study and to engage in campus activities. The report discusses the mission, goals and objectives of HCC, significant features of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing program, key factors that make the approach effective for students with significant disabilities, and evaluation results demonstrating the effectiveness of HCC's approach. Characteristics that are manifested in all six of the profiled schools are also listed, and an accompanying CD-ROM describes the projects. (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Access to Education, Accessibility (for Disabled), Community Colleges, Deafness, Educational Policy, Equal Education, Hearing Impairments, Institutional Characteristics, Policy Formation, Program Design, Severe Disabilities, Student Personnel Services, Two Year Colleges
Center on Education and Work, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 964 Educational Sciences Building, 1025 West Johnson St., Madison, WI 53706-1796. Tel: 800-446-0399 (Toll Free); Fax: 608-262-3050; Web site: http://www.cew.wisc.edu/nidrr/.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Center on Education and Work.
Note: For related Wisconsin University disability documents, see EC 308 122-127. Accompanying CD-ROM not available from ERIC.