New perspectives - deeper knowledge

This seminar is the first in the program, with a purple color code. It contains four presentations, and a short coffee break at 10.15.

New perspecives - purple colour session

Session 1: 09.00-10.15

A: Supporting students along the parth to academic success

Sylvain Le May, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada

Dolores Otero, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
Anne-Louise Fournier, Unviersité Laval, Canada
Raymond Phillipe, AQICESH, Canada

Synopsis: The information provided in this worshop will guide advisors in their work and promote professional guidelines to better harmonize institutional practices, and ensure standardisation and collegiality of action.


B: You´re being weak, this is weakness

Emma Farrell, University of Dublin, Ireland
Paula Flynn, University of Dublin, Ireland

Synopsis: This presentation will explore the findings of a small-scale study which looked at the experience of students with mental health problems in higher education in Ireland. It will pay particular attention to the shame experienced by these students and the measures they took to compensate for their perceived ‘weakness’.

Session 2: 10.30-12.00


C: Unraveling the complexities of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) for testing accommodations

Dr. Loring Brinckerhoff, Educational Testing Service, USA

Dr. Manju Banerjee, Landsmark College, USA

Synopsis: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex disorder characterized by core features of social/communication deficits, repetitive/restrictive behaviors and a lack of emotional reciprocity. Securing testing accommodations for this population of college and graduate students can be challenging. The salient features of ETS’ new documentation guidelines for adolescents and adults will be presented.

D: Rethinking perspectives on educational adjustments: when and why they threaten academic standards?

Adrijana Biba Rebolj, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Synopsis: An ongoing debate whether educational adjustments threaten academic standards is frequently present. The seminar offers some answers why such debates occur by addressing the causes  behind this tension and tries to explain it by presenting two different perspectives: academic standard perspective and perspective of the promising student.