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ACSS. Adapting Curriculum for Student Success. GOALS. To improve the quality of higher education for students with disabilities

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ACSS

Adapting Curriculum for Student Success

goals
GOALS
  • To improve the quality of higher education for students with disabilities
  • To make instruction, accommodations, and related services for students with disabilities completely integrated into the curriculum while we continue to provide high quality external support services
outcomes
OUTCOMES
  • Systemic change
  • Increased enrollment of students with disabilities
  • Increased graduation rates for students with disabilities
five components
FIVE COMPONENTS
  • Curriculum Design and Faculty Training
  • Mentoring ,Tutoring, and Academic Support
  • Assistive Technology
  • Outside Agency Support
  • Dissemination of Information
curriculum design and faculty training
CURRICULUM DESIGN AND FACULTY TRAINING
  • Faculty receive training in techniques, strategies, and the use of assistive technology
    • Workshops
    • Summer Institute
    • Expert Consultants
  • Faculty receive stipends to create new or redesign existing courses
mentoring tutoring academic support
MENTORING, TUTORING & ACADEMIC SUPPORT
  • Specialized tutoring
  • Mentoring Project
  • Student/faculty focus groups
assistive technology
ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY
  • Hardware
    • Computers: Writing & Math Centers
  • Software
    • JAWS
    • Dragon Naturally Speaking
  • Math Manipulatives
    • Hands-On Equations
    • Fraction Strips
outside agency support
OUTSIDE AGENCY SUPPORT
  • Advisory Board
  • Consultant “Office Hours”
  • Agency Open Door
dissemination of information
DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION
  • Peer support network and web site
  • Syllabi and course information posted on ACSS web site
  • ACSS faculty peer collaboration
  • Conference presentations
  • Summer Institute expanded to include faculty from other IHEs
funding
FUNDING
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • Program Title: Demonstration Projects to Ensure Students with Disabilities Receive a Higher Education
  • Total Funding: $390,475
    • 80% Federal = $315,475
    • 20% UC = $ 75,000
redesigned courses
Assessment and Evaluation in Therapeutic Recreation

Anatomy and Physiology

Newswriting

Theoretical Foundations of Occupational Therapy

World History

Professional Ethics

Foundations of Literacy

Practical Teaching Methodologies

Major Figures in English Literature Since the 18th Century

Research II (Physical Therapy)

Clinical Research

REDESIGNED COURSES
new courses
NEW COURSES
  • Strategies in Math
  • Writing Workshop
mentoring and tutoring
MENTORING AND TUTORING
  • 100 hours of tutoring provided
  • Mentoring Program created
syllabus features
SYLLABUS FEATURES
  • Disclosure Statement
  • Calendar of Readings and Due Dates
  • Consistency of Information
  • Location of Writing and Math Centers
  • Multiple Assessments
  • Overall Disabilities Friendly Approach
  • Early Access to Syllabus
utica college institute for excellence in education

UTICA COLLEGEInstitute for Excellence in Education

Lois A. Fisch, Ph.D.

lfisch@utica.edu

Laura G. Dorow, Ed.D.

ldorow@utica.edu