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Dunn, Caroline; Shannon, David; McCullough, Brittany; Jenda, Overtoun; Qazi, Mohammed – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2018
Careers in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields have many benefits, including decent salaries, a strong employment outlook, and high job satisfaction. Unfortunately, workers with disabilities are underrepresented in the STEM fields. This practice brief describes a program designed to support college students with…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Postsecondary Education, Disabilities, College Students
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Dysterheft, Jennifer; Chaparro, Gioella; Rice, Laura; Rice, Ian – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2018
The purpose of this study was to determine whether university students with physical disabilities (SWD) gained similar benefits from recreational physical activity participation as able-bodied (AB) university students as reported in the literature. Researchers designed an inclusive, university-offered aquatic exercise class for SWD. Six SWD…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Inclusion, Aquatic Sports, Exercise
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Dell'Olio, Myriam; Vaandrager, Lenneke; Koelen, Maria – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2018
Students with disabilities face several barriers during their academic lives. However, as many of them manage to access a variety of resources, their experiences can be examined through the lens of salutogenesis, which is employed to analyze the mechanisms whereby people succeed in preserving their wellbeing while dealing with stress and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Barriers, Student Experience
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Lightfoot, Amy; Janemi, Roya; Rudman, Debbie Laliberte – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2018
Despite the existence of policies aimed at ensuring equitable opportunities for individuals with disabilities, at the postsecondary level, students with learning disabilities and/or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder have lower enrollment and completion rates than those without disabilities. To optimize policies and practices to support…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, College Students, Student Attitudes, Learning Disabilities
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Ahmann, Elizabeth; Tuttle, Lisa Joy; Saviet, Micah; Wright, Sarah D. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2018
Relative to their typically developing peers, college students with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) often have poorer adjustment to college, higher rates of class withdrawal and academic probation, and lower rates of retention. Supportive services for these students are still being researched and developed. ADHD…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Well Being, Qualitative Research, Executive Function
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Mask, Paige R.; DePountis, Vicki – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2018
This article portrays the complex nature of the transition process for two students with visual impairments (VI), both functionally blind, who successfully completed a bachelor's degree. Standardized open-ended interviews provided individual perspectives on the transition services, supports, and challenges faced by the participants with VI during…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Interviews, Independent Living, Career Awareness
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Green, Bridget – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2018
The purpose of this study was to understand how individuals with disabilities experience bullying at a large university. This research consisted of a pilot study of two participants and the main study of seven participants. Each person participated in three semi-structured interviews that lasted between 10-60 minutes. The results of the study…
Descriptors: Bullying, College Students, Elementary School Students, High School Students
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Squires, Maureen E.; Burnell, Beverly A.; McCarty, Cynthia; Schnackenberg, Heidi – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2018
Qualitative data were gathered, via surveys and interviews, from students with disabilities enrolled in undergraduate and graduate professional preparation programs, with the intention to learn about their reasons for not disclosing their disability status or not pursuing relevant accommodations. Findings indicate their primary motivations are to…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
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Takahashi, Kiriko; Uyehara, Lisa; Park, Hye Jin; Roberts, Kelly; Stodden, Robert – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2018
Pacific Alliance project staff developed an internship program for postsecondary students with disabilities (SWD) in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) pipeline. The aim of the internship was to improve students' persistence in postsecondary education by improving their motivation, self-confidence, social and…
Descriptors: Internship Programs, Academic Persistence, Disabilities, STEM Education
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Littlepage, Ben; Clemson, Cindy – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2018
The present study explored how student support service administrators responded to the observed transitional challenges of students with disabilities during a period of systemic imbalance. Administrators at four community colleges in Tennessee, responsible for the coordination of student disability services, participated in a multi-site case…
Descriptors: Administrators, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Disabilities
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Ashmore, Jean L.; Knettler-Smith, Ann S.; Scott, Sally S. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2018
The expectation for defined student learning and development outcomes has become established in all elements of higher education and is reinforced by external agencies. Within the realm of student services, many different departments link their programs to these outcomes. Student learning and development outcomes, or more simply student learning…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education, Disabilities, Professional Associations
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DuPaul, George J.; Franklin, Melanie K.; Pollack, Brittany L.; Stack, Kristen S.; Jaffe, Aliza R.; Gormley, Matthew J.; Anastopoulos, Arthur D.; Weyandt, Lisa L. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2018
College students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at greater risk than peers for impaired educational functioning; however, little is known regarding their longitudinal academic outcomes. This study examined: (a) differences between ADHD and control participants in academic outcomes (i.e., semester GPA, credits attempted,…
Descriptors: College Students, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, At Risk Students, Control Groups
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Thurston, Linda P.; Shuman, Cindy; Middendorf, B. Jan; Johnson, Cassandra – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2017
The Research in Disabilities Education Synthesis Project (RDE-SP), a four-year mixed methods research project, assessed a decade of funded projects (2001-2011) under the National Science Foundation's Research in Disabilities Education program which is aimed at increasing participation and retention of students with disabilities (SWD) in Science,…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, STEM Education, Disabilities, Mixed Methods Research
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Medley, Joshua; Cheney, Ann M.; Abraham, Traci; Grubbs, Kathleen; Hunt, Justin; Lu, Liya; Fortney, John C.; Curran, Geoffery M. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2017
Despite evidence that mental health burden is associated with lower academic success and non-completion in college students, and the high incidence of combat-related trauma exposure in returning veterans, few studies exist regarding the intersection of these issues in student veterans. This paper presents findings from a study on the mental health…
Descriptors: Veterans, Higher Education, Mental Health, Trauma
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Behling, Kirsten; Linder, Kathryn E. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2017
The authors report on the results of a survey conducted in the United States on collaboration between Centers for Teaching and Learning (CTLs) and Offices of Disability Services (ODSs) in institutions of higher education. The authors, a disability services professional and a former director of a Center for Teaching and Learning, give particular…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Institutional Cooperation, Higher Education, Surveys
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