At Think College, we really believe in sharing resources. In July, we hosted the annual Project Director meeting for federally funded Transition and Postsecondary Education Programs for Students with Intellectual Disability (TPSID). TPSID staff and community partners presented many great sessions. Some common themes included: program policies and procedures to ensure students receive the support they need and the financial sustainability of programs.
Several new resources from that meeting are now available in the Think College library:
A Model for Intentional College and Career Learning Inside and Outside the Classroom – The College and Career Learning Model is a process to enable students to intentionally drive self-selected learning and experiences through planning, goal setting, progress review, and goal attainment. Dr. Kathryn Burke of Temple University developed a worksheet for program staff to use as they engage in this process with students.
Faculty Guidebook: Supporting Faculty Teaching Inclusive Classes – Developed by Ready for Life Academy at Calvin University, these resources are intended to foster partnerships with faculty teaching inclusive courses. The Faculty Guidebook includes:
- a Professor Guidebook outlining their program'
- an Accommodations Memo
- an Academic Course Plan to use to outline course goals and modifications
Meaningful Credentials: Reflections from UIC’s Co-Op Program – The Co-Op Program at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) recently developed and approved the first pre-baccalaureate certificate offered by the University of Illinois state system. The slide deck outlines:
- why they chose this credential path
- the Co-Op curriculum
- steps they took to officially offer this certificate
- strategies and supports they leveraged to be successful
University Credential and Stackable Associate Degree – Over the course of two years, the A-STEP program at Minot State University developed a university certificate and a stackable associate degree. They provide resources that outline the requirements of each pathway as well as tips for others developing credentials.
Embracing Dignity of Risk in Inclusive Postsecondary Education Programs – College students have an immense amount of freedom to take emotional, physical, and intellectual risks. Presenters provided a list of supplemental resources for those wanting to learn more about this topic.
State Legislation Related to Inclusive Postsecondary Education, 2022 Edition – Developed in partnership with the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), this chart summarizes state legislation related to inclusive postsecondary education funding. It includes legislation that relates to student access and/or program development.
Tales from the Vocational Rehabilitation Help Desk – In this recorded presentation, Russ Thelin from Think College highlights components of building and sustaining partnerships between inclusive postsecondary education programs and vocational rehabilitation agencies.
We are incredibly thankful to all the programs who share resources to move our field forward together! Didn’t find what you were looking for? Check out our Resource Library for additional resources or contact us at thinkcollegeTA@gmail.com.