Addressing disability not as a form of student impairment-as it is typically perceived at the postsecondary level-but rather as an important dimension of student diversity and identity, this book explores how disability can be more effectively incorporated into college environments. Chapters propose new perspectives, empirical research, and case studies to provide the necessary foundation for understanding the role of disability within campus climate and integrating students with disabilities into academic and social settings. Contextualizing disability through the lens of intersectionality, Disability as Diversity in Higher Education illustrates how higher education institutions can use policies and practices to enhance inclusion and student success.
Acknowledgments Preface PART I: THEORETICAL LENSES AND APPLICATION 1 Supporting Students with Non-disclosed Disabilities: A Collective and Humanizing Approach Christina Yuknis and Eric R. Bernstein 2 A Different Diversity? Challenging the Exclusion of Disability Studies from Higher Education Research and Practice Lauren Shallish 3 Queering Disability in Higher Education: Views from the Intersections Ryan A. Miller, Richmond D. Wynn, and Kristine W. Webb PART II: COLLEGE EXPERIENCES OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES 4 Does Disability Matter? : Students' Satisfaction with College Experiences Katherine C. Aquino, Taghreed A. Alhaddab, and Eunyoung Kim 5 Engaging Disability: Trajectories of Involvement for College Students with Disabilities Ezekiel Kimball, Rachel E. Friedensen, and Elton Silva 6 College Students with Learning Disabilities: An At-Risk Population Absent from the Conversation of Diversity Wanda Hadley and D. Eric Archer 7 Re(examining) Students' Notion of Intersectionality through a Spatial Lens Holly Pearson and Michelle Samura PART III: PERSPECTIVES OF FACULTY AND HIGHER EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION 8 Faculty and Administrator Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Disability Allison R. Lombardi and Adam R. Lalor 9 Working it Backward: Student Success through Faculty Professional Development Cali Anicha, Chris Ray, and Canan Bilen-Green 10 It's a Very Deep, Layered Topic : Student Affairs Professionals on the Marginality and Intersectionality of Disability Annemarie Vaccaro and Ezekiel Kimball 11 Tools for Moving the Institutional Iceberg: Policies and Practices for Students with Disabilities Jacalyn Griffen and Tenisha Tevis PART IV: INSTITUTIONAL PROGRAMS AND INITIATIVES 12 Disability, Diversity, and Higher Education: A Critical Study of California State University's Websites Susan L. Gabel, Denise P. Reid, and Holly Pearson 13 Encountering Institutional Barriers and Resistance: Disability Discomfort on One Campus Heather Albanesi and Emily A. Nusbaum 14 Access Ryerson: Promoting Disability as Diversity Denise O'Neil Green, Heather Willis, Matthew D. Green, and Sarah Beckman 15 Thinking and Practicing Differently: Changing the Narrative around Disability on College Campuses Sue Kroeger and Amanda Kraus About the Contributors Index
Eunyoung Kim is Associate Professor in the Department of Education Leadership, Management, and Policy at Seton Hall University, USA. Katherine C. Aquino is Adjunct Professor and Program Specialist for Accreditation and Assessment at New Jersey City University, USA.
Reviews for Disability as Diversity in Higher Education: Policies and Practices to Enhance Student Success
This book frames disability as part of the natural and rich continuum of diversity on college campuses. Through a combination of theory, research with students, faculty, and administrators, and the description of innovative and responsive program models, this book extends traditional conversations about services for students with disabilities to new, cutting-edge perspectives and practices. ã ã - Joseph W. Madaus, Professor and Director, Center on Postsecondary Education and Disability, University of Connecticut This book explores the experiences of students with disabilities and makes valuable suggestions for how to improve the education and success of such students. Disability as Diversity in Higher Educationã is an essential book for faculty, administrators, and students to help combat one of the least recognized but most prevalent forms of discrimination at institutions that pride themselves on their diversity programs. ã -Lennard Davis, Distinguished Professor of English in the School of Arts and Professor of Medical Education in the College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago This book offersã a comprehensive collection of essays, research reports, and case studies that introduce a new directionã for addressingã disability on college campuses. Stressingã thatã disability should be consideredã an aspect of diversity rather than anã individual impairment, chapter authors effectively use the sociopolitical model to critiqueã current practices for working with disabled students in higher education and offer alternative strategies to ensure that the college environment is accessible and equitable for all students. - Nancy Evans, Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Iowa State University