The United States Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education has awarded a three-year $427,000 grant to four researchers at Ball State University. Ensuring a Quality Education for Indiana’s Students with Disabilities will further Ball State’s commitment to a quality education for students with disabilities through four initiatives.
Faculty Mentorship Program. Taiping Ho (Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology) coordinates the Faculty Mentorship Program where students with disabilities are mentored by one of 45 faculty members in the student’s major or career interest.
Faculty/Staff Lecture Series. Roger Wessel (Department of Educational Studies) facilitates a lecture series where campus faculty and staff will learn best practices and current issues when working with students with disabilities. As part of the lecture series, several presentations have been recorded to assist faculty and staff in working with students with disabilities.
Jackie Harris (Learning Center) facilitates additional tutoring and study strategies assistance for students with disabilities and oversee training for Learning Center tutors on working with students with disabilities.
Outreach to High Schools. Larry Markle (Disabled Student Development) conducts outreach to secondary schools in Indiana on the transition to college for students with disabilities. Additionally, materials on transitional issues for students with disabilities as they matriculate from high school to college are distributed to every high school in Indiana.
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