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ERIC Number: ED509242
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 15
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 27
Institutional Commitment and Faculty/Staff Development
Kolvitz, Marcia; Cederbaum, Evelyn; Clark, Harriett; Durham, David
Students may select a particular college or university for its location, tuition costs, selection of majors, reputation, and numerous other reasons. Students who are deaf or hard of hearing consider the same reasons as their hearing peers, but are likely to give major consideration also to the type and quality of support services available to them. Without the availability of these and other appropriate support services from which to choose, relatively few deaf and severely hard of hearing students are likely to experience the level of success they hoped for when they first enrolled. Many would drop out of college or transfer to another college in anticipation of better services. This report focuses on the organizational and academic side of an institution's commitment to its deaf and hard of hearing students. (Contains 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: PEPNet