Faculty Publications


Postsecondary disability personnel : Professional standards and staff development.

SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

Lyman Dukes

Document Type


Publication Date


Date Issued

January 1999

Date Available

September 2011


Due to the significant growth in the number of students with disabilities entering higher education and the corresponding increase in postsecondary disability personnel who ensure these students are provided equal educational opportunity, it is necessary to define the knowledge and skills required of postsecondary disability service providers. Moreover, present and future service providers should also have opportunities to master these competencies. Fortunately, professional standards for postsecondary disability personnel have recently been developed and staff development opportunities proliferate. It is the purpose of this article to discuss the implications of these developments.


Abstract only. Full-text article is available only through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in Journal of Developmental Education, 23(1), 26-31. Members of the USF System may access the full-text of the article through the authenticated link provided.


Center for Developmental Education, Appalachian State University