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Information about Support Services Florida International University for people with Dyslexia

September 18, 2011 in Information About Support Services for people with Dyslexia

As part of the ongoing discussion inside of Dyslexic in America, we have dedicated a special section to colleges and  university with

Strong support Services for people with dyslexia and other disabilities. I have sent out a request for information from each of the institutions we have begun two explore; I will be posting the responses from each individual institution as they come in.

 

 

Questions

  1. Contact information for student support services or institutional specialists trained in the area of dyslexia?

FIU has a Disability Resource Center on both of its campuses. Their contact information is as follows:

 

Modesto Maidique Campus:

11200 SW 8th Street, Graham Center 190

Miami, FL 33199

Phone: (305) 348-3532 • Fax: (305) 348-3850

Email: drcupgl@fiu.edu

 

Biscayne Bay Campus:

3000 NE 151st Street, Wolfe University Center 131

North Miami, FL 33181

Phone: (305) 919-5345• Fax: (305) 919-5211

Email: drcbbc@fiu.edu

 

 

  1. Number of students admitted to college or university every year?

 

Undergraduate students admitted by academic year (includes transfer students)

  1. Academic year 2006 — 2007 – 18,190
  2. Academic year 2007 — 2008 – 15,306
  1. Academic year 2008 — 2009 – 15,924
  2. Academic year 2009 — 2010 – 18,458
  3. Academic year 2010 — 2011 – 22,431

 

  1. Number of students admitted to college or university with dyslexia

 

  1. Academic year 2006 – 2007 – N/A
  2. Academic year 2007 – 2008 – N/A
  3. Academic year 2008 – 2009 – 20
  4. Academic year 2009 – 2010 – 23
  5. Academic year 2010 – 2011 – 8

 

  1. List the top five programs for all students at your college or university?

 

Top Five Disciplines – Undergraduate Students

 

  1. Academic year 2006 — 2007

Business Administration and Management

Psychology

Communication

Biology

Accounting

 

  1. Academic year 2007 — 2008

Psychology, General

Business Administration and Management

Communication

Biology, General

Accounting

  1. Academic year 2008 — 2009

 

Psychology

Business Administration and Management

Biology

Communication

Accounting

 

  1. Academic year 2009 — 2010

 

Psychology

Biology, General

Business Administration and Management

Accounting

Hospitality Administration/Management

 

  1. Academic year 2010 — 2011

 

Biology

Psychology

Hospitality Administration/Management

Accounting

Business Administration and Management

 

  1. List the top five programs for all students with dyslexia?
  1. Academic year 2006 – 2007 – N/A
  2. Academic year 2007 — 2008 – N/A
  3. Academic year 2008 — 2009

Business Administration

Liberal Studies

Education

Engineering

Health Sciences

 

  1. Academic year 2009 — 2010

Liberal Studies

Engineering

Hospitality Management

Business Administration

Education

  1. Academic year 2010 — 2011

Biological Sciences

Architecture

Criminal Justice

Education

Psychology

 

  1. List your overall retention rate for all students?

 

First Year Persistence – Full-Time FTICs*

 

  1. Fall 2005 Cohort: 81.3%
  2. Fall 2006 Cohort: 84%
  3. Fall 2007 Cohort: 82.6%
  4. Fall 2008 Cohort: 84.3%
  5. Fall 2009 Cohort: n/a

 

*Definition: The percentage of a full-time, first-time-in-college (FTIC) undergraduate cohort (entering in fall term or summer continuing to fall) that is still enrolled or has graduated from the same institution in the second year (fall, spring or summer).

  1. List your overall retention rate for students with dyslexia?
  1. Academic year 2006 – 2007 – N/A
  2. Academic year 2007 – 2008 – N/A
  3. Academic year 2008 – 2009 – 61%
  4. Academic year 2009 – 2010 – 86%
  5. Academic year 2010 — 2011 – N/A

The percentage listed is representative of the students that came in during that year and were still enrolled or graduating in the following year.

 

  1. Percentage of students that graduate within five years?

 

Five-Year Graduation Rate for Full-Time FTICs*

 

  1. 2002 – 2003 Cohort: 39.4%
  2. 2003 – 2004 Cohort: 38.0%
  3. 2004 – 2005 Cohort: 36.2%
  4. 2005 – 2006 Cohort: 33.7%
  5. 2006 – 2007 Cohort: 34.9%

 

*Definition: The percentage of a full-time, first-time-in-college (FTIC) undergraduate cohort (entering in fall term or summer continuing to fall) that graduated from the same institution in five years or less.

 

 

  1. Percentage of students with dyslexia that graduate within five years?
  1. Academic year 2006 – 2007 – N/A
  2. Academic year 2007 – 2008 – N/A
  3. Academic year 2008 – 2009  – N/A
  4. Academic year 2009 — 2010 – N/A
  5. Academic year 2010 — 2011 – N/A

 

  1. Number of trained or certified staff assisting with learning disabilities?

Since its inception, the Disability Resource Center has grown to not only fit, but anticipate the needs of the FIU community. Our offices are led by our Director and Associate Director. They have various support staff that currently number 3 Disability Consultants, 4 coordinators, 4 Student Workers, 2 assistants, and 1 volunteer.

 

  1. Please list the methods of remediation?

Students are advised to use all the resources available on campus. Two examples would be the Center for Academic Success and Academic Advising. The University also has systems in place to assist students with monitoring their progress such as the academic warning and probation alerts (http://undergrad.fiu.edu/advising/wp.html) and the Early Warning Alert System in its First Year Experience Classes. For more information about some of the various resources available to undergraduate students please visit http://undergrad.fiu.edu/advising/resources.html.

 

  1. Please list technology resources?

The Disability Resource Center has a computer lab equipped with various programs that members of our community find helpful such as JAWS and Kurzweil.

 

  1. Statement about your institution and the philosophy’s that you follow, to ensure support services for students with disabilities?

 

The Disability Resource Center at Florida International University endeavors to provide a dynamic and well rounded learning environment for any student that has identified themselves as having a disability. In congruence with the University’s focus on globalized learning, we also aim to provide opportunities for all students, disabled or not, to interact and learn from each other. We accomplish this by forming partnerships with departments on campus that can help facilitate access to various opportunities within their respective areas of specialization such as Career Services, Housing, Parking and Traffic, Student Support Services, The Center for Academic Success and more. Other than partnerships with other departments, we also maintain a network of on campus personnel with a wide array of expertise that are able to assist us when necessary. We also have scholarship information for all our students both in the office and online. Other than on campus partnerships, we also have projects underway with Miami-Dade Public Schools such as Project Panther LIFE (Learning Is For Everyone) which provides access to post secondary education opportunities to students with Intellectual Disabilities.

 

  1. Date and time lines for admissions and other criteria documentation needed for assistance I.E. (IEP, psychology reports etc). ?

Students can apply to the university to start in the Fall, Spring, or Summer semester. The deadlines are listed below.

Fall Term :
June 1
Spring Term :
October 1
Summer Term :
February 1

 

Any Student interested in applying to the University is encouraged to visit http://admissions.fiu.edu/ for more information on Undergraduate Admissions. It is recommended that prospective students apply up to one year ahead of the semester they plan

 

In regards to registering for accommodations, students may register at any time with the Disability Resource Center in order to retain their services. If a student has not yet been fully admitted to the University they will be listed as a prospective student, unless they are taking classes as a “Non-Degree Seeking Student” – in which case they will be rendered services as an Active Student. Depending on the accommodations being requested, letters from physicians, therapists, or other educational facilities may be requested. Please contact your nearest office for more information.

 

 

  1. Any links, photographs and information that you would wish for me to share with followers?

Any student interested in applying the University should visit the following websites for more information about the University, visiting the University, and applying to the University.

 

About FIU:   http://fiu.edu/about-us/index.html

The About FIU link has, on the bottom links to facebook, twitter and Youtube

 

Visiting FIU:  http://fiu.edu/about-us/visit-campus/index.html

 

Home page for Undergraduate Admissions:   http://admissions.fiu.edu/

 

Home Page for the Disability Resource Center: http://drc.fiu.edu

 

 
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