The 2015-2020 Think College National Coordinating Center's Accreditation Workgroup has developed model accreditation standards for programs for students with intellectual disability. They worked to determine possible approaches to establishing a program accreditation process, including determining an appropriate accrediting agency. The current workgroup membership was established in October 2015 for a term and concluded in September, 2020. A new work group will be established by December, 2020 to continue the work of developing and implementing a program accreditation process.
Stephanie Smith Lee, Accreditation Workgroup Chair
Senior Policy Advisor, National Down Syndrome Congress
Director, Government Relations, Division of Government and Public Affairs, American Council on Education, Washington, DC
Wilbert L. Francis, MBA
Project Director, Open the Doors to College, UCLA Tarjan Center, Los Angeles, CA
Meg Grigal, Ph.D.
Co-Director, Think College, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Community Inclusion, University of Massachusetts Boston
Debra Hart, MS
Principal Investigator, Director, Education and Transition Team, ICI UMASS Boston, Boston, MA
Carol Britton Laws, PhD, MSW, FAAIDD
Assistant Clinical Professor in Disability Studies; Director, Destination Dawgs Inclusive Postsecondary Education at UGA; Institute on Human Development and Disability/UCEDD, College of Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.
David Michael Mank, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Elise McMillan, JD
Co-Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center For Excellence in Developmental Disabilities; Director of Community Engagement and Public Policy; Senior Associate, VUMC Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Deborah J. Amsden Micklos, MS, CFCS
Research Coordinator, Center for Research Use in Education, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
National Center on Educational Outcomes, Senior Research Associate, Retired
University of Minnesota
Denise M. Rozell, JD
Director of Policy Innovation, Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)
Jenni Sandler, M.Ed.
Director, Access Services and ACHIEVE, Highline College, Seattle, WA
Chrisann Schiro-Geist, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, University of Memphis, Institute on Disability
Terri L. Shelton, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement, Carol Jenkins Mattocks Distinguished Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
Executive Director, Association on Higher Education and Disability
Cate Weir, MEd
Project Director, Think College National Coordinating Center (NCC) at the Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts Boston