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Stevens, Chad M.; Schneider, Elizabeth; Bederman-Miller, Patricia – American Journal of Business Education, 2018
This paper explores post-secondary faculty perceptions of awareness and preparedness relating to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Institutions of higher education are businesses. The largest threat to sustained viability for many businesses is litigation. Business-related litigation is often the result of non-employment discrimination or…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Civil Rights Legislation, Disabilities, Compliance (Legal)
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Nguyen, David H. K.; Collier, Joan; Watts, Angela; Cartwright, Camille; King-Kostelac, Amelia – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
Understanding the law has become an integral part of the work of higher education professionals, especially residence life staff. For decades, courts have contributed an increasingly important role in shaping the litigious nature of society at large and within higher education (Greenleaf, 1982). Barr and Associates (1988) noted the increasingly…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Legal Responsibility, Student Personnel Workers, Role
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Miele, Amy N.; Hamrick, Florence A.; Kelley, Justin W. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
Institutions of higher education, and more specifically residence halls within colleges and universities, pride themselves in offering and embracing a diverse community of students. A growing number of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are attending college and choosing to live on campus. While many are able to do so successfully, some…
Descriptors: College Students, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, On Campus Students
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Salminen, Erik; Gregory, Dennis E. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
The results of recent cases indicate that residences and dormitories owned by higher education institutions should be considered "dwellings," and thus subject to the Fair Housing Act. The Fair Housing Act (1968) as amended requires that the providers of dwellings accommodate assistance animals, which includes not only service animals,…
Descriptors: Animals, Therapy, Dormitories, College Housing
Illinois Community College Board, 2018
The mission and vision of adult education is to provide every individual in Illinois access to Adult Education and Literacy services. In Illinois, more than 1.15 million adults have less than 12 grades of formal education, approximately 2.8 million Illinois residents speak a language other than English in their home, and more than 350,944…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Federal Legislation, Planning
National Council on Disability, 2017
Strong mental and behavioral health supports on campus can improve the academic performance of students and increase their resilience and ability to handle stress, with reduced suicide rates, substance abuse, and eating disorders, but this study reveals that students with mental health disabilities continue to face barriers to accessing counseling…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Campuses, Student Needs, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
Annarino, Pauline; Coyle, Jennifer; Johnson, Cheryl DeConde; Kolvita, Marcia; Thomas, Della W. – pepnet 2, 2017
After decades, the concept of "how to change the status quo of deaf education" continues to dazzle and frustrate us intellectually and academically. We want deaf and hard of hearing students to achieve academically and to thrive in the world as adults. Yet, too often, test scores and post-school outcomes remain unacceptably low. Our…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Educational Change, Academic Achievement
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Dieterich, Cynthia A.; Chan, Paula E.; Price, Anne E. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
The goal of Special Education is to help individuals with disabilities transition to meaningful adult roles. When students with disabilities pursue education majors, Special Education Faculty must balance their desire to support college students with disabilities, while maintaining the rigor of their academic programs. To gain a better…
Descriptors: Special Education, Disabilities, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Legal Responsibility
PACER Center, 2017
This toolkit was created to make transition planning easier and offers easy-to-understand information about the purpose of transition planning, the goal and importance of age-appropriate assessments, and the required rules that are used by schools. It also includes information on the community partners that can provide youth with supports as…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Planning, Disabilities, Guidelines
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Boone, Katherine B.; Davidson, Denise L.; Bauman, Mark – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2016
The evolution of the resident assistant position and its history are important to understanding its increasing complexities. In this article we examine how court cases and federal legislation, along with changes in popular culture, have altered and shaped the role of the resident assistant. Our premise is that this role, originally relatively…
Descriptors: Resident Advisers, College Students, College Housing, Role
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Becker, Sandra; Palladino, John – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2016
This study presents a unique assessment of faculty perspectives about teaching and working with students with disabilities against the backdrop of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). A randomized sample of 127 faculty from a large Midwest comprehensive university completed the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Equal Education
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Schoffstall, Sarah; Cawthon, Stephanie; Dickson, Duncan; Bond, Mark; Ocuto, Oscar; Ge, Jinjin – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2016
Involvement in extracurricular activities provides youth with opportunities to develop important personal skills, abilities, and preferences, and to build meaningful social support networks. Historically, students who are deaf or hard of hearing (SDHH) have had limited access to opportunities for both academic and occupational development,…
Descriptors: High School Students, Extracurricular Activities, Student Participation, Postsecondary Education
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Beyer, Allison N.; Moore, Crystal Dea; Totino, Jamin – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 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…
Descriptors: College Environment, Accessibility (for Disabled), Disabilities, Focus Groups
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Lombardi, Allison; Vukovic, Boris; Sala-Bars, Ingrid – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2015
Across the globe, students with disabilities have been increasing in prevalence in higher education settings. Thus, it has become more urgent for college faculty to have a broad awareness of disability and inclusive teaching practices based on the tenets of Universal Design. In this study, we examined faculty attitudes toward disability-related…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Disabilities
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White, Glen W.; Summers, Jean Ann; Zhang, E; Renault, Val – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2014
The purpose of this study is to explore the efficacy of a training program with a group of college students who have physical, sensory, and/or learning disabilities regarding their acquisition of knowledge and skills related to their rights to reasonable accommodations under several disability-related federal laws (e.g., Section 504, Americans…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Program Effectiveness, Learning Disabilities, Perceptual Impairments
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