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The Access and Equity for Students with Disabilities (SWD) in STEM Higher Education

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Title:The Access and Equity for Students with Disabilities (SWD) in STEM Higher Education
Authors:Koshy-Chenthittayil, Sherli
Farfan Dsouza, Nikeetha
Author Affiliation:Koshy-Chenthittayil, Sherli: University of Connecticut Health, Center for Quantitative Medicine
Farfan Dsouza, Nikeetha: Clemson University, Department of Teaching and Learning
Keywords:DisCrit
STEM
Higher Education
Date Issued:2019
Publisher:Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Type:Best Practices Focus
Abstract:A diverse student body is one that includes students with disabilities (SWDs). A lack of institutional support often marginalizes SWDs from actively participating in the STEM community thus removing a large talent pool from the STEM field. Currently there are several reactive higher education policies that begin to support SWD, and therefore not effective in fully supporting SWD. Mostly accommodations are provided to SWD on request. These accommodations are limited modifications that often do not prioritize the student. By making higher education more proactive and empathetic to SWD, we can truly make the student body diverse.
Pages/Duration:18 pages
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/69320
Rights:Creative Commons License: CC-BY
Rights Holder:Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Appears in Collections: PacRim 2019 Conference Proceedings


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