There are approximately 300 higher education programs for students with intellectual disabilities across the United States. But currently, there is a lack of standardized accreditation systems in place for those programs.
On this episode, Dr. Martha Mock, professor and director of the Center for Disability and Education at University of Rochester and chair of Think College National Coordinating Center Accreditation Workgroup, joins us to share what the workgroup has been doing to develop and launch accrediting processes for these students.
Join us as we discuss:
- Development and launch of the Inclusive Higher Education Accreditation Council
- The ins and outs of initiating an accreditation organization
- Importance of accreditation, especially for students with intellectual disabilities
See Dr. Mock’s full bio below!
Martha E. Mock, Ph.D., is a Professor at the Warner School of Education and Human Development, at the University of Rochester. She is also the director of the Center on Disability and Education. Mock has worked alongside and on behalf of individuals with disabilities and their families as a teacher, professor and advocate for over three decades. Mock is widely known for her work in the area of college options for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). She is the chair of the Accreditation Workgroup for the National Coordinating Center at Think College and is the co-founder of the New York Inclusive Higher Education Coalition, a group of colleges, agencies, and families interested in promoting inclusive higher education throughout New York State. Mock is on the editorial board of the Journal for Inclusive Postsecondary Education. She received her doctorate in special education from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Host: Dr. Amy Dykens, CEO, Weave
Guest: Dr. Martha Mock, professor and director of the Center for Disability and Education at University of Rochester and chair of Think College National Coordinating Center Accreditation Workgroup
Episode #: 12