Participant Comments [2008]

20th Annual Postsecondary LD Training Institute (PTI)

June, 2008


~ Comments from Participants ~

Comments included herein are from participants who provided their name on their evaluation form and those comments that were general in nature. Specific comments relative to sessions are relayed to presenters with other data specific to their individual strand/session.

The mean "overall evaluation" of the Institute was 4.58 (on a scale of 1-5, 5 being the highest) indicating participants were, once again, extremely pleased with the Institute.

"Having attended a number of higher education conferences, I consider the quality and depth of the information received superior to any previous higher ed conference experience. This Institute is a must for disability services professionals in higher ed." B. Nelson, State of Utah Division of Risk Management

"As a newly minted dean, I had much to learn about disability issues and learning disabilities in particular as they manifest themselves in the college students. What I found exceptional about the Institute was how the material was structured for both the novice and the expert. Colleagues were friendly and welcoming, and I leave with much more knowledge about disabilities and their assessment. Thank you." T. Thaddeus Reynaga, Brown University, RI

"This was my first PTI and I felt welcomed, challenged, inspired, and energized." T. Rodriguez, Quinsigamond Community College, MA

"I attend other conferences, but this is my favorite. I appreciate the smaller session enrollments. You feel that you are contributing to as well as learning new information. I always have a wealth of information to take back with me to my university. Great job! 5 stars*****" T. Delaney, McNeese State University, LA

"The Institute, my first, offered insightful current research and practical application of information. Service providers for students with special needs benefit from this ‘think tank,’ rich in resources and experiences. Great info to update current DSS at my university." L. Rogers, Evangel University, MO

"This Institute provided some of the most useful information and materials that I have received in 35+ years in education. The presenters were enthusiastic, well-informed, and approachable. Thank you so much and see you next year in Philadelphia!!" C. Sampson, Bethany College, WV

"I was impressed with the way that the presenters shared their expertise so that we could immediately consider the information within the context of our own institutions. All sessions were very valuable." S. Bens, College of Mount St. Joseph, OH

"The Institute is an absolute must for any new professional in the field. The contacts and information I got here were invaluable to me and I am eager to take the knowledge back to my campus to assist my students." M. Rentschler, Longwood University, VA