What is your role in recruiting and retaining students with disabilities?
Students with disabilities represented nearly 11 percent of all postsecondary students in 2008 (Higher Education, 2009). This is an increase from 9 percent in 2000 (Wolanin, & Steele, 2004). Along with the increase in the number of students with disabilities entering higher education comes an increasing responsibility for higher education professionals to understand the rights as well as the responsibilities of students with disabilities.
During this workshop, the following questions will be considered:
What is your role in recruiting and admitting students with disabilities? What questions can I ask a students with a disability? What do I do if a student discloses their disability? What is my role in balancing the needs of the institution with the rights of students with disabilities?
We will also explore questions and scenarios you have, allowing us to learn from each other.
Presenter: Cindy Poore-Pariseau (Complimentary Registration)
Director, Office of Disability Services
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
65 Bergen St
Newark, NJ 07107
Single Session (1 hour 15 minutes)Time preference:
First Session 9:30 am - 10:45 amEquipment:
Data Projector, Internet Connection, Microphone
Nov 15, 2017