Research on Students with Disability in Higher Education ($2,000)
Our project fulfills two of the three research foci for the organization. First, the Institute desires to evaluate “new methods and models that enhance the quality of life of people who are often marginalized.” In higher education and more broadly in society, individuals with disabilities are often underserved and stigmatized. Our team employs an anti-deficit framework; rather than contributing to a lineage of deficit scholarship (i.e., comparing students with and without disabilities), our team explores the population of students with disabilities to find pathways of success in the postsecondary education.
Our team also delivers on a second research foci for IJWB: Progressive Education. We achieve his goal through the use of critical quantitative approaches by emphasizing disaggregation of data, understanding our positionality within the project, and creating practices that can be used
by educators. Already, our team has reached out to the office of Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) on campus and will continue to consult with scholars and practitioners to generate new knowledge that, “supports and sustains quality of life.”