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We would like to invite you to participate in our study sponsored by Department of Education, this study is 100% voluntary. This study is composed of three quick survey’s to determine whether our educational efforts have been effective or not. You do not need to participate in the survey to take the workshop. If you wish to participate in the survey, you may skip any questions that you wish and/or stop at anytime.
- Pre-workshop survey – This survey is taken prior to the start of the workshop.
- Workshop evaluation – This is available when you have completed the workshop.
- Post workshop survey – Three months after the workshop has been completed, we will email you a follow-up survey.
Detailed Program/Study Information:
We are doing a study to evaluate the effectiveness of faculty trainings designed to enhance the educational experiences of students with disabilities at EWU. As you may or may not know, students with disabilities attend, or graduate from, higher educational institutions at rates significantly lower than students without disabilities. While faculty often receive information from the Disability Student Support Office about necessary modifications for individual students, research has demonstrated the value of all faculty learning how to facilitate universally accessible campus and classroom climate. A benefit to the colleges and universities is that the need for individual modifications may be reduced. For your information, this project supports the EWU Board of Trustees’ Diversity Initiative, by including students with disabilities as a marginalized group who traditionally under-perform academically.
Faculty who participate in training sessions will benefit from learning about disability from a new perspective (e.g., disability as diversity) and also new approaches to supporting students with disabilities in their classroom. Your participation in this project would involve the following activities:
- You are choosing to participate in one training session that provides you with empirically based knowledge that teaches best practices for effective teaching methods and strategies for supporting the successful higher education experience for students with disabilities in university-level classes. You will also receive resource guides and teaching strategy materials for use in your courses. The intensive workshop is designed to provide you with information and assistance in course design, teaching methods, and student services.
- You will complete brief pre- and post-assessments of the learning embedded within the trainings, for us to assess the effectiveness of our methods.
- Three months from now, we will ask you to complete a brief follow-up survey assessment, to provide us with information about the lasting impact of the workshop.
- We will be assessing retention, completion and success rates of students with and without disabilities that enroll in courses you teach, compared to courses taught by your colleagues. These assessments will be reported only in the aggregate, with no identifying information provided at any time.
Voluntary Nature of Training Participation:
Taking part in the training project is completely voluntary and you may choose to discontinue your participation at any time, with no subsequent consequences to you. We will report all information only in a group format, rather than an individual format, so that your information can never be traced back to your department or to you specifically. Please remember too that we are evaluating our training success, not your performance.