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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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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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Bettencourt, Genia M.; Kimball, Ezekiel; Wells, Ryan S. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2018
Students with disabilities lag behind their peers without disabilities in success outcomes related to access to, persistence within, and completion of postsecondary degree programs (National Center for Education Statistics [NCES], 2017). Faculty play a key role in shaping student success. To date, however, most of the work exploring faculty…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Educational Environment, College Faculty, Definitions
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Lombardi, Allison; McGuire, Joan M.; Tarconish, Emily – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2018
As increasing numbers of students with disabilities enter higher education, the need for college faculty to adopt inclusive teaching practices intensifies. Professional development (PD) opportunities involving inclusive teaching strategies are a useful way to help instructors develop these skills; unfortunately, many colleges and universities do…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Teaching Methods, College Faculty, Students with Disabilities
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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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Austin, Kimberly S.; Peña, Edlyn Vallejo – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2017
The number of students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) seeking admission into college is rising. Little research exists on how to meet the unique learning needs of this student population in higher education classrooms. The purpose of this qualitative research study was to document the ways in which supportive faculty members responsively…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Student Needs, Qualitative Research
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Boeltzig-Brown, Heike – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2017
In 2013, the Japanese government passed antidiscrimination legislation that, starting in April 2016, requires all national and public institutions of higher education (IHEs) to accommodate students with disabilities. The legislative mandate to ensure that higher education is accessible to students with disabilities, coupled with growth in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Disability Discrimination, Disabilities
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Brown, Kirsten R. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2017
Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are participating in postsecondary education at an increasing rate. Yet, we know little about what types of accommodations or services disability resource providers employ to support students with ASD. The purpose of this study was to examine how postsecondary institutions are fostering the academic…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, National Surveys, Mentors
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Burgin, Emma C.; DeDiego, Amanda C.; Gibbons, Melinda M.; Cihak, David F. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2017
Transition postsecondary education programs for students with intellectual disabilities create supported environments to help students with intellectual and developmental disabilities transition from high school to gainful employment and independent living. In effort to be inclusive, transition programs often include an option for students to…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Transitional Programs, Postsecondary Education, Developmental Disabilities
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Fleming, Allison R.; Oertle, Kathleen Marie; Plotner, Anthony J. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2017
Students with disabilities represent a growing population on college campuses for whom specific needs and preferences are associated. Student supports have increased in response to these changing student needs and demographics. Yet, campus-wide responsiveness to inclusion and actions that promote self-advocacy are needed to increase the rates of…
Descriptors: Disabilities, College Students, Student Needs, Inclusion
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Kinney, Adam R.; Eakman, Aaron M. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2017
Veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation New Dawn enrolled in postsecondary education may experience disabilities that impact their successful participation in the academic environment. Accommodations are made available to college students with disabilities to provide opportunities for success in this…
Descriptors: Veterans, Veterans Education, Disabilities, Self Advocacy
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Lyman, Michael; Beecher, Mark E.; Griner, Derek; Brooks, Michael; Call, John; Jackson, Aaron – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2016
Past research has shown that students with disabilities (SWD) at the postsecondary level who use accommodations demonstrate greater academic achievement and higher graduation rates. Only limited research has been conducted to identify the barriers they face in using accommodations, and that research has not sampled a population specifically…
Descriptors: College Students, Disabilities, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Postsecondary Education
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O'Shea, Amber; Meyer, Rachel H. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2016
Students with disabilities experience unique challenges in college. Whereas universities offer support services to students with disabilities, students typically must disclose their disability in order to utilize such services. One important distinction regarding the disclosure of disabilities concerns the visibility of the disability, as students…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, College Students, Qualitative Research, Disabilities
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West, Elizabeth A.; Novak, Daniel; Mueller, Carlyn – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2016
This research examines the inclusive instructional and accommodative strategies instructors use to assist students with disabilities in their classes, and what faculty perceives as most important for student success. The survey included demographic questions (gender, role in the college, and experience) and response items from the Inclusive…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Teacher Attitudes
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da Silva Cardoso, Elizabeth; Phillips, Brian N.; Thompson, Kerry; Ruiz, Derek; Tansey, Timothy N.; Chan, Fong – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2016
Despite recent growth in the number of college students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), there is a disparity in participation for students from racial and ethnic minority backgrounds with disabilities. This issue has received little attention in the research literature. We sought to gain a better understanding…
Descriptors: College Students, STEM Education, Minority Group Students, Student Experience
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