Disabilities

Atmospheric scientist at Illinois is on leave after refusing to provide lecture slides to student with disabilities

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A famed atmospheric scientist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is on leave after refusing to heed administrators' request that he give electronic lecture slides to a student with disabilities.

How one instructor is pursuing accessibility in online education

Issues are being brought to the forefront as education becomes more digital. Inside Higher Ed profiles a Ph.D. student as she designs her first online course.

U of California, Berkeley, to delete publicly available educational content

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Starting March 15, the university will begin removing more than 20,000 video and audio lectures from public view as a result of a Justice Department accessibility order.

New book says community colleges should tighten their admissions policies

Too many unprepared students are enrolling in community college, argues a new book, which takes on both open-access admissions policies and the "completion agenda."

Students with disabilities frustrated with ignorance and lack of services

Students with disabilities say the ignorance of faculty and staff members makes it difficult to get the help they need -- and in some cases, makes them less willing to disclose their condition.

Outrage over professor's Twitter post on obese students

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Professor sets off furor with comment on Twitter about obese Ph.D. applicants.

Clemson professors criticize 'trivializing' disability awareness event

Clemson University aims to raise disability awareness with a role-reversal day, but some professors find the event demeaning.

College embeds field for people with disabilities into sports facilities

Massachusetts college embeds a field for people with disabilities into its sports facilities, aiming to support its curriculum and serve local organizations.

Supporters say student was unfairly suspended from Hampshire College because of his autism

Hampshire has kicked a student off campus after it said threats were made and campus safety was in danger. The student’s supporters, noting his autism, say his panic attacks were misinterpreted.

Author discusses his new book on disability and higher education

Author discusses his new book about disability and higher education -- a work that is highly critical of academe.

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