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ERIC Number: ED503098
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Access & Equity for All Students: Students with Disabilities and LGBT Students. Commission Report 08-18
California Postsecondary Education Commission
In March 2008, the California Postsecondary Education Commission raised the concern that the needs of students with disabilities, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) students have not been sufficiently addressed. While facing different issues, these groups constitute sizable proportions of the general population and of postsecondary student bodies, and the focus on their needs has generally been less than on non-White or socioeconomically disadvantaged students. This report summarizes some of the situations and issues facing these groups of students; the data that the Commission and other sources have on their performance in higher education; programs that exist to assist these students; and future actions that can be taken. Initial next steps identified include: (1) Schedule a follow-up meeting with the Access and Equity for All Students Advisory Committee as soon as possible after the September 2008 Commission meeting to consider a more refined set of goals for future work; (2) Add student representatives to the Advisory Committee to help in identifying issues and solutions and reaching out to student populations; and (3) Develop a plan of action for further research and reports that the Commission will pursue to the extent possible within limited resources. Three appendices are included: (1) Agreements between the Systems and the California Department of Rehabilitation; (2) California State University--LGBT and Pride Centers; and (3) University of California--LGBT Services Council of UC LGBT Resource Directors.
California Postsecondary Education Commission. 770 L Street Suite 1160, Sacramento, CA 95814. Tel: 916-322-9268; Fax: 916-327-4417; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Postsecondary Education Commission
Identifiers - Location: California