Research Affinity Group

Welcome to the Think College Affinity Group on Research in Inclusive Higher Education

The purpose of the Affinity Group is to support members to:

  • Learn about research that is happening in the field of inclusive higher education.
  • Connect with each other and explore possible collaborations, and
  • Share tools and resources.

This Affinity Group is designed for people who are currently involved in research in inclusive higher education or those who would like to become more involved. The activities of the group will be relevant for those working directly in inclusive higher education as well as in related disciplines (e.g., transition, rehabilitation, disability services). We have a particular focus on supporting emerging scholars (master’s and doctoral candidates). At our meetings and other events, we explore current research agendas, tools, findings, needs, and challenges related to inclusive higher education.

In addition to the main group, the Research Affinity Group has two sibling groups that we invite you to join if relevant. The Early Career Researchers Affinity Group is a space for new professionals working towards a career in academia and/or research. The Graduate Student Affinity Group designed for current or prospective graduate students interested in inclusive higher education. 

Meeting Schedule

July 25, 2023, 1-2pm ET

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Past Meetings

Meeting recordings available upon request.

April 13, 2023
Research Affinity Group meeting Attendees continued to share updates from ongoing research.

January 30, 2023
Research Affinity Group meeting Attendees shared updates from ongoing research. We had a presentation by Brittany Powers, Doctoral Candidate at University of Delaware, on a research study focused on mental health (specifically stress, anxiety, and coping) among college students with ID.

October 20, 2022
Summary: This meeting took place in-person at the State of the Art Conference (SOTA). Group members were able to meet in person to connect about common research interests.

July 27, 2022
Summary: This meeting focused on updates from group members on research activities. Notes can be found in the agenda linked above. Attendees also spent a few minutes in small groups in breakout rooms chatting about how we manage research projects and competing priorities over the summer. If you are a doctoral student with an interest in inclusive higher education, please reach out to Ashley Taconet to join our doctoral student group

April 21, 2022
Summary: Attendees shared updates from ongoing research and upcoming conferences. The group discussed our idea for proposing a special issue of the Journal of Inclusive Postsecondary Education focused on research methodology. After, there was time for small groups to talk in breakout rooms.
Resource Links
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