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Helping College Students Succeed by Glenn Hirsch

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Must We Help? The Educational Covenant to Assist College Students With Academic Difficulties or Disabilities

We have to stop being teacher-centered and become student-centered. It is not what you think they need, but what they think they need.

—Mary Anne Guitar

They (University of Cambridge) haven’t devoted any significant effort or funds to improving access or removing other obstacles to disabled students. They don’t even know how many disabled people they employ.

—Stephen Hawking, speaking in 1994.

Chakita, a first-year college student, was overwhelmed with the workload at the state college she was attending. An A/B student in high school, she was becoming anxious about the Cs and Ds she was getting in her classes. The faculty members ...

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