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Supported Higher Education Project of Northern Kentucky University

Supported Higher Education Project of Northern Kentucky University
Northern Kentucky University
Supported Higher Education Project of Northern Kentucky University
NKU, Nunn Drive
MEP 286
Highland Heights, KY 41099
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Program Contact Nancy Bardgett, SHEP Coordinator
Email bardgettn1@nku.edu
Phone 895.572.6149
Website https://coehs.nku.edu/departments/teachered/shep.html

The Supported Higher Education Project (SHEP) at Northern Kentucky University (NKU) is an individual support, inclusive program through which students with intellectual disability (ID) who have graduated from high school, either with a traditional or alternate diploma, can apply as non-degree seeking students, gaining access to college classes, volunteer work opportunities and student life and campus activities. Peer mentoring partnerships provide the needed academic and social supports students with ID might need, as determined through a person-centered planning process. Students in the SHEP program typically take one to two classes a semester for six semesters, completing up to 36 semester hours of coursework, along with several work-related internships.  Collaboration with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation provides students with support when involved in job and career development opportunities.  The SHEP program is a federally designated Comprehensive Transiton Program (CTP).  Eligible students enrolled in a designated CTP may apply for financial aid, even though they are attending classes part time.

For an application, please contact Nancy Bardgett at bardgettn1@nku.edu or (859)572-6149

For more information: https://coehs.nku.edu/departments/teachered/shep.html

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General
Public or private: Public
Type of school: 4-year college or university
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 6
Requirements
Deadline to apply to this program: April 1st
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Other diploma (e.g., IEP diploma, certificate of attendance)
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
Program length: 3 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Percent of students applying who are admitted: 100%
Retention rate: 100%
Cost
Tuition amount: $2,250.00
Program specific fees: $0.00
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? Yes
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Tuition Waivers
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Scholarships
  • Federal Financial Aid
Scholarships available:

The Jane, Terry and Doug "Sandy" Garrigan Scholarship is a recently endowed scholarship to specifically support students enrolled in the Supported Higher Education Project at Northern Kentucky University.  This scholarship will become available to students beginning Fall 2018.

Academic
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
More about course access:

Students may choose to take college courses for either credit or audit.  Taking courses for credit allows students to work toward an eventual degree.  This option allows students to receive accommodations through the Disability Services Office at the University. Auditing status provides faculty with more options for making modifications to the curriculum, instruction, and student outcomes without having to compare students with ID against peers without disability.  Students enrolled in the SHEP program can alternate between taking courses for credit and audit, depending on the course expectations, and how well the instructional approaches used in the class match the student learning styles, strengths and interests.

Time spent only with other students in this program: None of the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: College to Career Certificate
The credential(s) is/are:
  • Awarded by program, not officially recognized by Institute of Higher Education
  • Just for students in this program
Employment
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 66%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
  • Work Study
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 100%
We offer the following specialized credentials:

N/A

Housing
Housing is provided to students: No
Extracurricular
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: None of the time
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

Since 2007, students in the SHEP program at NKU have engaged in the following activities:

  • Manager of the Men's Norse Basketball team
  • Manager of the Men's Norse Baseball team
  • Manager of the NKU Dance Team
  • NKU center court basketball shootout countest (A student in the SHEP program won this university-wide competition twice!)
  • NKU Traveling Dance Troupe
  • Delta Zeta Sorority Highway clean-up
  • Phi Delta Kappa Fraternity
  • Read Across America
  • The Northerner (student published campus magazine)
  • Tried out for a campus theatre production
  • Norse Code Radio (student-run radio station)
  • Handed out program and theatre productions
  • Created sets for theatre productions
  • Attended athletic events
  • Attended theatre productions
  • Co-planned and co-presented at professional conferences
  • Presented at the NKU Board of Regents meeting
  • Best Buddies (on campus)
  • Freshmen Fusion
  • Guest speakers in an honors course on Disability Studies
  • Northern Chorale (mixed choir)
  • NKU Equestrian Club
Last updated: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 16:32