Disability as Diversity: A Partnership between Temple University’s Institute on Disabilities and the University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies (Panel Discussion)
University of Maine Wells Conference CenterPresenters:
- Ann Keefer, Ph.D., Temple University Institute on Disabilities
- Julie B. Kessler, Ph.D., Temple University Institute on Disabilities
- Lucille Zeph, Ed.D.
- Tina Passman, Ph.D.
- Elizabeth DePoy, Ph.D.
The Temple University Institute on Disabilities and the University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies (CCIDS) are partnering on the replication of Temple’s 3-year demonstration project, Ensuring Higher Education Opportunity for All. The project, funded through the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education, advances the message of “disability as diversity” in Temple’s undergraduate core humanities curriculum and in diversity training for new faculty and staff. CCIDS has been awarded a mini-grant by the Institute on Disabilities to replicate and/or adapt Temple’s promising practices at UMaine. Maine’s replication efforts will include the following: curriculum transformation in the humanities and social sciences so that disability is treated as diversity in these courses; building the capacity of faculty to utilize principles of Universal Design for Learning in course delivery; and the pairing of an instructor with a disability with one or more of the participating humanities/social science faculty.