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Making Good on the Promise

Student Affairs Professionals With Disabilities


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Making Good on the Promise: Student Affairs Professionals With Disabilities approaches disability from a sociocultural perspective that views disability as one of many possible social identities. Building on recent work related to implementing Universal Design in higher education, Making Good on the Promise shifts the focus from postsecondary students to staff and faculty. Although the book specifically addresses professionals in the field of student affairs, Making Good on the Promise provides insights and suggestions that are applicable to faculty and staff members working throughout higher education. Beginning with an overview of the wider disability movement, Making Good on the Promise then aims "dead center" to the heart of the experience of student affairs professionals with disabilities, to the curricular changes needed in preparation programs for that profession, to the role and appropriate action needed by allies, and to resources that all can use in the education of self and others.

Author Biography

Jeanne L. Higbee has worked in higher education settings since 1974 in a career that has bridged student affairs and teaching. Currently, she is a professor in the Department of Postsecondary Teaching and Learning at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She is a recipient of the ACPA-College Student Educators International Voice of Inclusion Medallion and Disability Ally Award , an ACPA Educational Leadership Foundation Diamond Honoree, the Robert Griffin Long and Outstanding Service Award from the College Reading and Learning Association, and the Henry Young Award for Outstanding Individual Contribution to the National Association for Developmental Education. Alice A. Mitchell has been in student affairs since 1978 in admissions, residence life, career services, commuter student services, and other areas. Currently she is psychometrist (director of the testing office within the Counseling Center) at the University of Maryland, College Park. In ACPA-College Student Educators International, she is the immediate past chair of the Commission on Assessment and Evaluation and is currently coordinator for commissions. She is a recipient of the ACPA-College Student Educators International Voice of Inclusion Medallion and has been a Diamond Honoree of the ACPA Educational Leadership Foundation. She is the founding chair of the ACPA Standing Committee on Disability.
Release date Australia
January 29th, 2009
Edited by Alice A. Mitchell Edited by Jeanne L. Higbee
Country of Publication
United States
University Press of America
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