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ERIC Number: EJ1113041
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
From Assessment to Action: Identifying Progress toward Enhanced Accessibility and Campus Climate (Practice Brief)
Beyer, Allison N.; Moore, Crystal Dea; Totino, Jamin
Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, v29 n2 p199-206 Sum 2016
In 2013, a focus group of administrators, faculty, staff, and students at Skidmore College was held to discuss cross-campus changes implemented following the Assessment of Campus Climate to Enhance Student Success survey and an external disability services audit, which were conducted during the 2008-2009 academic year. The focus group gave these campus constituents an opportunity to both gauge progress and identify areas of continuing need in serving the college's students with disabilities. The participants identified changes in policies, procedures, and services, and in the level of awareness and attention given to the needs of students with disabilities at the departmental and institutional levels. This practice brief describes the implementation of this focus group and reviews cross-campus initiatives implemented between 2009 and 2013, as identified by the respondents. Three themes emerged from the focus group responses: enhanced communication and coordination, increased awareness and receptivity, and areas needing further development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A