Resources for Faculty and Administrators
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Supported in part with funding from USDE Office of Postsecondary Education Demonstration Projects CFDA Number: 84.333A and URI’s Changing the Culture (USDE Grant #P333A020023-03).
Faculty Resources and Tools
- Syllabus Statement: Invite students to speak with you
- Language-Appropriate usage related to disability
- Facts and Myths: Students with Disabilities
- Faculty Rights and Responsibilities
- Faculty FAQ
- Working with Students with Disabilities
- Resources to Caption Course Materials
- Links to Resources Related to Disabilities
- Disability Resource Mentors trained by USDE Grant “Changing the Culture”
Emerging Scholars: Students with Disabilities, a Faculty Guide
- Disability-Related Laws
- Disability Types, Descriptions, Sample accommodations
- Inclusive Teaching Resource Links
- Learning Disabilities (LD)
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (under construction)
- Attention Deficit Disorder/ Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
- Physical Disabilities
- Psychiatric Disabilities
- Head Trauma
- Visual Disabilities
Changing the Culture: Former USDE Grant #P333A020023-03 at the University of Rhode Island.
The mission of the former Changing the Culture project was to foster the development of an integrative, accepting and facilitating environment for college students who have disabilities. Negative stigmatizing can be the most limiting feature of having a disability by denying contributions to society at large. Information, knowledge and sensitivity can combat negative stigma and facilitate inclusion. But, more importantly, helping to create a community that is truly culturally competent will prevent negative stereotypes and remove future barriers for all of our students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities.
Although this grant ended in 2007, many Disability Resource Mentors are still actively engaged in creating inclusive environments and social justice for people with disabilities in Higher Education. (2015)
We acknowledge our partner Demonstration Projects for sharing their influential work; in particular we have referenced the DO-It Program_Univ. of Washington; the Ross Center_UMASS Boston, Project ShiFT_Lane Community College; Ctr. for Postsecondary Education_UCONN, and others.