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Markle, Larry; Wessel, Roger D.; Desmond, Jennifer – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2017
Classroom success and academic integration are essential indicators of academic success (Tinto, 2012). Since students with disabilities, compared to students without disabilities, often face additional transitional academic issues when entering college, Ball State University developed a Faculty Mentorship Program (FMP) for students with…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Mentors, Teacher Role, Graduation Rate
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Scott, Sally; Markle, Larry; Wessel, Roger D.; Desmond, Jennifer – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2016
Creating impactful partnerships across university divisions can enhance the effectiveness and impact of the Disability Services Office. Research has shown the benefits of practitioners and faculty members collaborating; however, careful consideration and communication is needed in order for these collaborations to be successful and beneficial. In…
Descriptors: Universities, Student Personnel Services, Disabilities, College Faculty
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Wessel, Roger D.; Jones, Darolyn; Blanch, Christina L.; Markle, Larry – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine the pre-enrollment considerations of undergraduate wheelchair users (i.e., the decision to attend college, college selection factors) and their post-enrollment transitions (i.e., adjustments from high school to college, academic and social integration). Qualitative ethnographic research methodology was used…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Disabilities, Assistive Technology, College Choice
Wessel, Roger D.; Jones, James A.; Markle, Larry; Westfall, Curt – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2009
In this longitudinal study of 11,317 students, the retention and graduation rates of students with apparent and nonapparent disabilities were compared to students without disabilities. The annual retention and graduation rates (six years after matriculation) were similar for all students, regardless of the presence or absence of a disability…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Outcomes of Education, Graduation, Disabilities