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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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Schechter, Julia – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2018
The purpose of this article is to explore what college planning practices or demographic characteristics are associated with confidence in degree completion for college students with disabilities. A survey was used to gather retrospective data from undergraduate students with disabilities registered with a disability services office at a large…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Undergraduate Students, Predictor Variables, Student Characteristics
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Fleming, Allison R.; Coduti, Wendy A.; Herbert, James T. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2018
Students with disabilities are enrolling in colleges and universities at increasing rates, but not completing degrees with comparable success as their peers. First Year Seminars (FYS) are commonly employed by colleges and universities to address retention, strengthen connections between the student and the institution, and enhance the likelihood…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, First Year Seminars, Program Development, Program Evaluation
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Pollack, Brittany; DuPaul, George J.; Weysandt, Lisa L.; Anastopoulos, Arthur D. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2018
Young adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms are more likely than their peers to engage in risk-taking behaviors, including harmful alcohol use, consumption of illicit drugs, and risky sexual behaviors. These behaviors become more common in the general population of young adults as they enter college, particularly for…
Descriptors: Group Membership, Risk, Health Behavior, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
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Stermac, Lana; Cripps, Jenna; Badali, Veronica; Amiri, Touraj – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2018
Many young women attending post-secondary education report high rates of sexual coercion and other forms of sexual violence on campus; however young women with disabilities may experience even higher rates of these behaviours. While researchers have investigated some types of violence, in particular intimate partner violence, little of this work…
Descriptors: Females, Students with Disabilities, Rape, Sexual Abuse
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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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Kim, Sunjung; Wiseheart, Rebecca; Walden, Patrick R. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2018
The current study tested the effects of multimedia instructional designs (text+picture, audio+picture, and text+audio+picture) on retention and transfer of information in college students with and without dyslexia while tracking students' eye movements. After controlling for verbal ability, the dyslexia group differed from controls only in the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Multimedia Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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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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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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