Leveraging Campus Collaboration to Promote Sustainable, Inclusive Writing Support for All Students
Keywords:writing, campus collaboration, inclusive postsecondary education
Over the past 50 years, postsecondary institutions have increasingly established support services to mitigate barriers in order to make academia more accessible for a growing population of individuals with disabilities. One area receiving increased focus of such programs is in developing effective literacy and writing skills. Effective literacy and writing interventions have been developed and trialed for college students with intellectual disability, but the interventions require time and resources that may not be available to postsecondary education programs and only impacts discrete groups of learners. This practice brief describes a more ecological approach to writing development by building or strengthening campus partnerships and reimagining the application of existing resources. By combining expertise and approaches to intervention common in disability services offices, campus writing centers and postsecondary education programs, campuses can develop sustainable and inclusive approaches for addressing a range of support useful for college students to develop as writers.