HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 9, 2010 ? Tara Shollenberger, manager of the Budd Family Campus for the Evening Degree Program at High Point University, recently presented a paper at The College Teaching and Learning Conference, held in Orlando.
Shollenberger presented “Faculty Perceptions of Students with Learning Disabilities: A Review of Literature,” which detailed faculty perceptions, attitudes and views on accommodations to adult students with learning disabilities.
“Faculty attitudes and perceptions are key components in the success of students with learning disabilities in college and university settings,” Shollenberger explains. “My research was divided into six categories ? accommodations, gender, rank, academic field, previous experience/knowledge and culture ? to help further examine faculty attitudes and perceptions of students with learning disabilities.”
The TLC Conference is held to provide a forum for faculty and administrators to share proven and innovative methods in teaching at the college level. The conference covers such topics as curriculum, ethics in higher education, promotion and tenure, accreditation, teaching methods and styles, administration, faculty, welfare, technology in the classroom, teacher evaluation, department-specific issues and other related topics.
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 3,700 undergraduate and graduate students from 50 countries and 44 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” HPU was included in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” 2009 listings. The university offers 68 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at http://www.highpoint.edu/ or on Twitter at @HighPointU.
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