Raising the Bar: The Importance and Benefits of Collaborating Between Campuses

Author: Aaron Ferguson

Aaron holds a master's degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from the University of Vermont. He has worked in Accessibility Services, Academic Support, and Advising at a variety of institutions including large and small, public, private and community colleges, as well as liberal arts and polytechnic institutions. He presented at the 2013 Educause national conference, in collaboration with a colleague in Academic Technology, on the use of lecture capture to enhance proactive access to all over reactive accommodation. He is a co-author of a paper to be released this coming winter in Library Trends entitled, “Supporting Students with Histories of Trauma in Libraries: A Collaboration of Accessibility & Library Services” This paper was born of deep collaboration to form the Hampshire Knowledge Commons, a collection of 10 academic support partner programs, and the development of the Holistic Learning Program (hlp.hampshire.edu).