Module Twelve: Students at Risk
Students at RiskAlthough the phrase "students at risk" may narrow your thinking to those students who are likely to drop out of college, the term is also applied to students whose disabilities—physical, metal, or social—pose challenges in education. The passage of the American with Disabilities Act in 1992 was the culmination of a long history of people fighting for the civil rights of the disabled. And this fight continues as the law continues to address changes to the society, culture, and education. While technology has helped to make education more available to people with disabilities, it has also set up roadblocks both online and in the classroom. Another consideration is to provide students with a safe and secure environment. In light of recent attacks on campus, higher education administrators and their support teams have developed and continue to practice important processes
  • Understand universal design principles which help students with disabilities
  • Review research and best practices of identifying students at risk
  • Understand warning indicators of dropouts and strategies for success
  • Understand how to promote and foster a supportive and safe school climate
  • Understand students at risk from the K-12 perspective
This module will focus on different methodologies that identify students at risk from the very beginning of the course. Faculty will be introduced to various research and best practices employed at different universities, will learn about the early warning indicators of dropout students, will learn to identify and help students with disabilities, and will learn to promote and foster supportive and safe school climate.
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