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ERIC Number: EJ1040537
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
Effects of an Intensive Disability-Focused Training Experience on University Faculty Self-Efficacy
Murray, Christopher; Lombardi, Allison; Seely, John R.; Gerdes, Hilary
Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, v27 n2 p179-193 Sum 2014
The current study evaluates the short-term effects of a disability-focused training on the disability-related self-efficacy of university faculty. Three consecutive cohorts of faculty (N = 102) participated in an intensive four-day training institute focused on understanding and supporting university students with disabilities. Self-efficacy for understanding and working with students with disabilities was measured prior to and following training and faculty satisfaction with the training experience was assessed at post-test only. Participation in training had strong positive effects on faculty self-efficacy for understanding and supporting students with disabilities and faculty reported high levels of satisfaction with the experience. Implications of the study for similar efforts in postsecondary settings are discussed and free access to our training materials is provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Postsecondary Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Grant or Contract Numbers: P333A080037