This guide has been prepared with the intention of providing academic staff with a sample of ideas and strategies that can legitimately be incorporated into the teaching and evaluation of university courses to maximise the chances of success with their tertiary studies of students with a disability.
It is also intended as a guide for students with a disability to the kind of flexibility of provision that can reasonably be expected from academic staff as part of the commitment of tertiary institutions to ensure that all students have equal opportunities to realise their full academic potential.
It identifies a number of issues which form a common thread throughout the case studies. Many of the issues identified have policy implications which could be addressed in the university sector.
The idea to produce this guide came from Ann Osborne, Disability Liaison Officer at the University of South Australia, who was concerned about the lack of documentation of the excellent work performed by academic staff who support students with a disability. She wrote to students who nominated staff who had been particularly supportive. In addition some staff were nominated by the Disability Liaison Officers in their universities.
The guide was supported by a grant from the DEETYA cooperative funding for students with disabilities and was prepared for the joint Disability Steering committee of The Flinders university of South Australia, The University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia.
The guide was researched and prepared by Paddy Zakaria. Assistance was provided by staff at the University of South Australia, The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, the University of Tasmania and The University of Melbourne. Commissioned from a UniAbility grant awarded to Ann Osborne.
The funding for this booklet was administered by the joint Disability Steering Committee of The Flinders University of South Australia, The University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia and provided by the Department of Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs.
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