Many different countries' flags hang from strings through the air. With text overlaid: "When we assume that students need to go off our campuses and to other cultures to experience diversity, we have centered the majority experience as our campus experience. That is a problem."

Ableism in Academia: Study Abroad Experiences

One of the hallmark high-impact practices is engagement in diversity (AAC&U). Many campuses equate this to their study abroad experiences, which could be short-term, semester long, or combination programs. On our campus, Elon University, we have a high level of…

"Universal design is creating and building spaces that are intuitive and welcoming to everyone's needs."

Ableism in Academia: Universal Design

Whether you have heard about Universal Design (UD) before, or this is your introduction, I encourage you to note your first impression when looking at the unique space pictured to the left. To me, it is striking with the glass…

A quote by Dr. Longmire-Avital discussing how to construct an equitable apology.

The High Impact of an Equitable Apology

Brantmeier (2013) outlines a strategy for adopting a pedagogical approach of vulnerability that frames a co-constructed learning space between the educator and the student that both fosters trust and sustains effective diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts. The vulnerability should be mutual…

Ableism in Academia: Let’s Talk About Desks

Emily Kibler is a senior exercise science student at Elon University with research interests in exercise and ADHD. Emily is neurodiverse and has physical disabilities that require various mobility accommodations including a wheelchair, a bicycle, and a cane, which she…

Cover to report "Supporting Transfer STudent Success: Five Key Faculty Practices" and "This new report explores "five research-informed practices designed to help faculty reflect on and reframe the ways they think about, teach, advise, and mentor transfer students."

Faculty Practices to Support Transfer Student Success

Nearly 40% of all US undergraduate students transfer between institutions at least once, and at some colleges and university more than half of all students have transferred (Shapiro et al. 2018). Many students successfully navigate transfer, earning their degrees at…

"Are we considering what students bring to our campuses and creating pathways and pipelines that integrate and honor their experiences and expertise?"

Inclusive Capstone Experiences, Pathways, and Pipelines

Capstones as a high-impact practice are intended to provide students with the opportunity to integrate their learning across the undergraduate experience, often applying their knowledge to solve problems or ask questions while promoting student agency (Ketcham, Weaver, Moore, and Felten,…