Addressing disability not as a form of student impairment—as it is typically perceived at the postsecondary level—but rather as an important dimension of student diversity and identity, this book explores how disability can be more effectively incorporated into college environments. Chapters propose new perspectives, empirical research, and case studies to provide the necessary foundation for understanding the role of disability within campus climate and integrating students with disabilities into academic and social settings. Contextualizing disability through the lens of intersectionality, Disability as Diversity in Higher Education illustrates how higher education institutions can use policies and practices to enhance inclusion and student success.
Table of Contents
PART I: THEORETICAL LENSES AND APPLICATION
1 Supporting Students with Non-disclosed Disabilities: A Collective and Humanizing Approach
Christina Yuknis and Eric R. Bernstein
2 A Different Diversity? Challenging the Exclusion of Disability Studies from Higher Education Research and Practice
3 Queering Disability in Higher Education: Views from the Intersections
Ryan A. Miller, Richmond D. Wynn, and Kristine W. Webb
PART II: COLLEGE EXPERIENCES OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
4 "Does Disability Matter?": Students’ Satisfaction with College Experiences
Katherine C. Aquino, Taghreed A. Alhaddab, and Eunyoung Kim
5 Engaging Disability: Trajectories of Involvement for College Students with Disabilities
Ezekiel Kimball, Rachel E. Friedensen, and Elton Silva
6 College Students with Learning Disabilities: An At-Risk Population Absent from the Conversation of Diversity
Wanda Hadley and D. Eric Archer
7 Re(examining) Students’ Notion of Intersectionality through a Spatial Lens
Holly Pearson and Michelle Samura
PART III: PERSPECTIVES OF FACULTY AND HIGHER EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION
8 Faculty and Administrator Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Disability
Allison R. Lombardi and Adam R. Lalor
9 Working it Backward: Student Success through Faculty Professional Development
Cali Anicha, Chris Ray, and Canan Bilen-Green
10 "It’s a Very Deep, Layered Topic": Student Affairs Professionals on the Marginality and Intersectionality of Disability
Annemarie Vaccaro and Ezekiel Kimball
11 Tools for Moving the Institutional Iceberg: Policies and Practices for Students with Disabilities
Jacalyn Griffen and Tenisha Tevis
PART IV: INSTITUTIONAL PROGRAMS AND INITIATIVES
12 Disability, Diversity, and Higher Education: A Critical Study of California State University’s Websites
Susan L. Gabel, Denise P. Reid, and Holly Pearson
13 Encountering Institutional Barriers and Resistance: Disability Discomfort on One Campus
Heather Albanesi and Emily A. Nusbaum
14 Access Ryerson: Promoting Disability as Diversity
Denise O’Neil Green, Heather Willis, Matthew D. Green, and Sarah Beckman
15 Thinking and Practicing Differently: Changing the Narrative around Disability on College Campuses
Sue Kroeger and Amanda Kraus
About the Contributors
Eunyoung Kim is Associate Professor in the Department of Education Leadership, Management, and Policy at Seton Hall University, USA.
Katherine C. Aquino is Adjunct Professor and Program Specialist for Accreditation and Assessment at New Jersey City University, USA.
Featured Author Profiles
"This book frames disability as part of the natural and rich continuum of diversity on college campuses. Through a combination of theory, research with students, faculty, and administrators, and the description of innovative and responsive program models, this book extends traditional conversations about services for students with disabilities to new, cutting-edge perspectives and practices."
- Joseph W. Madaus, Professor and Director, Center on Postsecondary Education and Disability, University of Connecticut
"This book explores the experiences of students with disabilities and makes valuable suggestions for how to improve the education and success of such students. Disability as Diversity in Higher Education is an essential book for faculty, administrators, and students to help combat one of the least recognized but most prevalent forms of discrimination at institutions that pride themselves on their diversity programs."
-Lennard Davis, Distinguished Professor of English in the School of Arts and Professor of Medical Education in the College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago
"This book offers a comprehensive collection of essays, research reports, and case studies that introduce a new direction for addressing disability on college campuses. Stressing that disability should be considered an aspect of diversity rather than an individual impairment, chapter authors effectively use the sociopolitical model to critique current practices for working with disabled students in higher education and offer alternative strategies to ensure that the college environment is accessible and equitable for all students."
- Nancy Evans, Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Iowa State University