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Credential Guidance Briefs


This NEW Florida IPSE Credential Guidance Brief Series was developed, in 2019, by the Florida Consortium on Inclusive Higher Education (FCIHE) in collaboration with Community and State Agencies through an FCIHE Work Group and the FCIHE Credential Steering Committee.  This series is the result of 4 years of work, research, and experience in developing and helping other institutions develop inclusive postsecondary education (IPSE) programs, programs of study, and the pursuant credentials.

 

Audience: The series is directed specifically to secondary educators; transition specialists, ESE directors, and postsecondary educators; faculty, student disability office personnel, and IPSE program staff. Additionally, briefs #1 through #4 provide information that students and families should find very useful.

 

The briefs will be available for download through in the coming months.  Look for a new Brief to be uploaded every few weeks. These briefs  may be copied and distributed at will as long as the citation found on the last page of each brief is present or referenced.

 

FCIHE Steering Committee

Jordan Knab, Co-lead University of South Florida St. Petersburg, College of Education, FCIHE
L. Daniel Roberts-Dahm, PhD, Co-lead University of South Florida St. Petersburg, College of Education, FCIHE
Mary Louise Duffy. PhD, Member Florida Atlantic University
Allison Flanagan, Member Florida Department of Education, Div. of Vocational Rehabilitation
Denise Giarrusso, M.A., Member Florida State College Jacksonville, FCIHE
Alexander Jordan, Member Florida Department of Education, Div. of Florida Colleges
Paula Kohler, PhD, Member Florida Center for Students with Unique Abilities, UCF
Rick Lockenbach, Esq., Member Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, Inc.
Wendy Metty, Member Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services
Adam Meyer, PhD, Member University of Central Florida, FCIHE
Lynda Page, Member State University System of Florida, Board of Governors
Barbara Palmer, Member Agency for Persons with Disabilities
Jane Silveria, Member Florida Department of Education,  Div. of Career and Adult Education
Kathy Stumpfig, Member Vocational Evaluator, MA, CRC, PVE

 

FCIHE Work Group

  1. Daniel Roberts-Dahm, PhD, Lead, FCIHE, USFSP

Kathleen Becht, PhD, FCIHE, UCF

Denise Giarrusso, M.A., FSCJ

Carmen DuPoint, FLDOE, VR

Drew Andrews, EdD, FCSUA, UCF

Missy Glavey-Labedz, Doctoral Candidate, UCF

Florida IPSE Credential Guidance Brief: #1 Background on Inclusive Postsecondary Education

This brief provides the reader an introduction to IPSE programs, from the national perspective to the Florida context. Additionally, we discuss employment of individuals with intellectual disability as a primary goal of IPSE programs and the influence postsecondary education and an earned credential has on their employment opportunities.

Florida IPSE Credential Guidance Brief: #1 Background on Inclusive Postsecondary Education Florida IPSE Credential Guidance Brief: #1 Background on Inclusive Postsecondary Education

Florida IPSE Credential Guidance Brief: #3 Exploring Existing Credentials

This brief provides the reader examples of credentials with corresponding programs of study for each of three programs of study types currently found in Florida; Liberal Arts, Career and Technical, and Transitional. The guidelines for awarding credentials are often unique to each institution of higher education (IHE). Credentials may be awarded by colleges, departments, or divisions within the IHE. This brief shares with practitioners, families, and students, the credentials that currently exist in Florida, both within a specific career field as well as at an IHE and the requisite program of study for each.

Florida IPSE Credential Guidance Brief: #3 Exploring Existing Credentials Florida IPSE Credential Guidance Brief: #3 Exploring Existing Credentials

Florida IPSE Credential Guidance Brief: # 5 FCIHE Credential Action Planning Tool

The FCIHE Credential Action Planning Tool (FCAPT) for IPSE Programs was adapted from Shanley, Weir and Grigal’s Credential Action Planning Tool to respond to Florida’s specific issues and programmatic processes. This tool is intended to assist institutions of higher education (IHEs) in their exploration and development of IPSE program credentials for students with intellectual disability.

 

Florida IPSE Credential Guidance Brief: # 5 FCIHE Credential Action Planning Tool Florida IPSE Credential Guidance Brief: # 5 FCIHE Credential Action Planning Tool

Florida IPSE Credential Guidance Brief: # 2 Programs of Study

This brief provides the reader an example of programs of study, descriptive elements and language for practitioners to include when describing IPSE programs.

Florida IPSE Credential Guidance Brief: # 2 Programs of Study Florida IPSE Credential Guidance Brief: # 2 Programs of Study

Florida IPSE Credential Guidance Brief: # 4 Partnerships toward Credential Development

This brief provides the reader with information on the importance of partnerships inside the institution between colleges, departments, or offices and the inclusive postsecondary education (IPSE) program staff as well as partnerships with community members, organizations, and agencies.

Florida IPSE Credential Guidance Brief: # 4 Partnerships toward Credential Development Florida IPSE Credential Guidance Brief: # 4 Partnerships toward Credential Development

Florida IPSE Credential Guidance Brief: # 6 Credential Resources

This brief is an annotated bibliography of resources developed for institutions of higher education who are considering developing an inclusive postsecondary education (IPSE) program credential for students with intellectual disability.

Florida IPSE Credential Guidance Brief: # 6 Credential Resources Florida IPSE Credential Guidance Brief: # 6 Credential Resources


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The development of this website’s contents was funded by the University of Central Florida through a grant from the Office of Postsecondary Education, United States Department of Education (2015-16, CFDA 84,407A, P407A150068-16).  However, the contents of the website do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

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