• How social exclusion impacts the cognitive development of students with intellectual and developmental disabilities

      Dreilinger, Eli (2021-12)
      Society has been constructed and developed in a way that excludes and ostracizes people with disabilities. Examples exist all around us, from but are particularly rampant within schools, a place where students should be supported no matter who you are. These instances of exclusion can impact a student with disabilities in a myriad of ways, especially given how frequent instances of exclusion are within the school. Their cognitive development becomes stymied as the brain becomes preoccupied, and the student’s mental well-being becomes incredibly hindered. Given how common exclusion of those with disabilities happens within the school systems of America, conversations must be started, and people need to start learning how heavily their behaviors and traditions can impact a person. Effects of exclusion are often felt for a person’s entire life, making this an imperative issue to bring more awareness to, and increase understanding toward.
    • Watering strange fruits: a study and analysis of the inadequate advising received by students of color at a predominantly white institution

      Joseph, Eryka “Ree” (2020-05)
      Throughout predominantly white institutions nationwide, the contemporary issues surrounding race, access, ethnicity, and diversity have been put under an increasingly bright spotlight over the past decade, calling into question the impact these matters have on a Student of Color in regards to educational control. The main aim of this dissertation is to examine how Students of Color, attending predominantly white institutions, are not being supported in academic spaces, specifically in regards to academic advising. Moreover, how they are redefining and reclaiming what scholarship means to them. This dissertation will possibly be structured in five main chapters: (1) Introduction, referring to aim, scope and background reasoning, (2) Case Study, addressing the methodology and analysis of interviews, (3) Literary Analysis, addressing prior scholarly works surrounding this issue, (4) Solutions, discussion on how to fix the question at hand, and (5) Conclusions, Limitations and Future Research, discussing the relevance and how this can and will mostly be used for future implementation for master’s work, professors and future career work as a diversity and inclusion expert.