Report on the Recruitment of Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities at Public Institutions of Higher Education in Texas
The Texas Education Code (TEC), Section 61.0664 requires the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB or Coordinating Board) to conduct an ongoing study on the college recruitment of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). According to the statute, the study is to “identify previously made recruitment efforts, limitations on recruitment and possible methods for recruitment” for this population (TEC, Section 61.0664(c)). This Report on the Recruitment of Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities at Institutions of Higher Education is based on the results of that survey. It includes the number of institutions responding to the survey, a list of the survey questions, and, for those institutions reporting recruitment activities, a summary of their responses. In addition to the study on recruitment, TEC Section 61.0664 also requires that the THECB collect administrative data on students with IDD enrolled in public IHEs. Texas Administrative Code, Section 4.12 requires all IHEs to indicate whether an enrolled student is identified as having an IDD, which allows the agency to track their academic success. Those data collection efforts are included in this report during even-numbered years.