Minnesota Inclusive Higher Education Consortium (MIHEC)

Description

Builds, enhances, and sustains initiatives that offer inclusive higher education for students with intellectual disability across Minnesota, including attending college classes, gaining work experience, earning meaningful credentials, and becoming a genuine member of the campus community.

The Minnesota Inclusive Higher Education Consortium (MIHEC) is a parent-led collaborative group of stakeholders including inclusive higher education institutions, local education agencies, key state agencies, students, advocates, families, legislators, and nonprofits who are committed to expanding postsecondary education opportunities for interested youth, young adults, and adults with intellectual disability from all ethnic, cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Director
Mary A Hauff
Website
mihec.ici.umn.edu/
Contact
MIHEC@umn.edu
Funder
Minnesota Office of Higher Education

Staff

Mary A Hauff :: Director


Seunghee Lee :: Research Associate, TeleOutreach Center


Product

MIHEC Learning Community Webinars: Access to College: Ableism vs. Inclusion and Opportunity

This webinar contains a discussion about access to college for students with disabilities. Presenters Sally Sexton of MIHEC and ICI's Rebecca Dosch Brown note how ableist views are being replaced …

Published: March 2022

MIHEC Learning Community Webinars: National Accreditation Standards and Resources for Program Accreditation

In this session, presenters Mary Judge Diegert and Martha Mock provide an overview of the national accreditation standards and valuable insight into how to embed the standards into new or existing …

Published: January 2024

MIHEC Learning Community Webinars: Embracing Dignity of Risk

Magen Rooney-Kron, Christopher Worth, and Stephen Schomaker—all from the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL)—emphasized the importance of the dignity of risk for students with intellectual …

Published: April 2023

MIHEC Learning Community Webinars: Customized Employment

Jaclyn Camden, Virginia Commonwealth University, discussed the importance of paid employment while in college and offered information on a national study to assist staff in higher education to …

Published: February 2023

MIHEC Learning Community Webinars: A Community-Based Collaborative Transition Model for Minnesota Youth with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

The Institute on Community Integration (ICI) leads a Community-Based Collaborative Transition Model project to improve the transition experiences and outcomes of Minnesota students with intellectua…

Published: October 2023

MIHEC Learning Community Webinars: Student Supports: A Panel Presentation and Discussion with Georgia Tech's Excel Program

This webinar contains a presentation and discussion about student supports featuring Georgia Tech's Excel Program. Presented by student Martha Haythorn, peer mentor Hanna Shaw, parent Preston …

Published: November 2021

MIHEC Learning Community Webinars: Public Policy Advocacy

In this webinar, Julia Burkstaller (The Arc Minnesota) and Dupree Edwards (student advocate) share their experience advocating for inclusive higher education in Minnesota. They provide information …

Published: September 2022

MIHEC Learning Community Webinars: Strategic Partnerships Derived from Common Goals

Oklahoma has three Inclusive Post Secondary Education (IPSE) options for students with intellectual/developmental disabilities which are Comprehensive Transition and Postsecondary Programs (CTP …

Published: September 2023

MIHEC Learning Community Webinars: High-Quality Inclusive Higher Education Initiatives

In this session, presenter Edie Cusack reviews the process of creating an effective and successful post-secondary education program for students with intellectual disability from conception to …

Published: November 2023

MIHEC Learning Community Webinars: What Does Inclusive Higher Education Look Like? University of Maryland, Terps-EXCEED Model

This webinar looks at the University of Maryland's Terps-EXCEED model as an example of inclusive higher education in action. Presented by Amy Dwyre D'Agati of the University of Maryland.

Published: October 2021

MIHEC Learning Community Webinars: Campus Capacity Building

This webinar contains a discussion about campus capacity building with Jessica Lamb of Augustana University and Diana Joseph from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Published: September 2021

MIHEC Learning Community Webinars: Person-Centered Planning with Mark Winters from Beacon Specialized Living

This webinar contains a discussion on person-centered planning with Mark Winters from Beacon Specialized Living.

Published: May 2021

MIHEC Learning Community Webinars: What are Your College Plans? Student and Family Information Night

This webinar contains a discussion of college plans with students with disabilities and their families. Presenters include members of the Minnesota Inclusive Higher Education Consortium (MIHEC) …

Published: February 2022

MIHEC Learning Community Webinars: The Portable Credential and Planning for Life After College

Christi Kasa, Ph.D., from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, shared two important aspects of Colorado’s inclusive postsecondary education (IPSE) programs: The Portable Credential and …

Published: March 2023

MIHEC Learning Community Webinars: Community of Practice

This first Minnesota Community of Practice for inclusive higher education gathering was designed for Minnesota college and university faculty and staff who are either interested in or part of …

Published: October 2022

MIHEC Learning Community Webinars: Student Journeys

This webinar contains a presentation by a panel of college students and recent graduates who share their experiences.

Published: April 2022

MIHEC Learning Community Webinars: 2022 National Inclusive Higher Education Conference Key Takeaways

A conversation that shared key developments, big ideas, and important resources from the 2022 national inclusive higher education conferences. The State of the Art (SOTA) and Student Leadership …

Published: November 2022

MIHEC Learning Community Webinars: Job Coaching and Peer/natural Supports with Nicole Rabinowitz from INclusive Networking

This webinar contains a discussion on job coaching and peer/natural supports. Presented by Nicole Rabinowitz of INclusive Networking.

Published: April 2021

Topics

  • Employment and postsecondary education
    • Preparing for postsecondary education
    • Postsecondary education
  • Specific disability
    • Intellectual/developmental disability (IDD)