Engaging Students and Faculty in Developing Strategies to Increase Access and Inclusion in Postsecondary Classrooms.

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Dr. Sara Schley is a Full Professor in the Master of Science of Secondary Education and Director of the Research Center for Teaching and Learning at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (Rochester Institute of Technology). Her current research focusses on working with faculty to improve access and inclusion of students with disabilities in postsecondary classrooms, and involving student mentors in the process. Other work has concentrated on managing diverse classroom linguistic modalities and languages (deaf, hard of hearing, hearing; ASL, English) in the college classroom. She has years of experience mentoring faculty on classroom pedagogy as well as mentoring students on the research process, including classroom observations, 1:1 meetings between faculty and students, working with large longitudinal databases and managing multiple data sources, and both quantitative and qualitative approaches to research. She is the PI on the NSF-funded grant for this work: Collaborative Research: Accessible STEM Instruction with Deaf Students: Supporting Faculty in Pedagogical Exploration and Innovation, NSF-DUE Award #1625581.