The College of Education at the University of Central Florida Recruitment Model (Table 4) is designed to target exceptional scholars in the field of education, focusing on those from traditionally underrepresented groups, including persons with disabilities. The multifaceted Recruitment Model incorporates effective strategies aimed at national, state, community, university, and personal levels.
personnel databases and membership lists from organizations and agencies targeting services for children with high potential for identifying minority candidates, and persons with disabilities are utilized to recruit potential and practicing special educators from underrepresented populations. Presentations at national conferences, including the Council For Exceptional Children Annual Convention and Expo, offer opportunities to disseminate project information.
initiatives capitalize on our collaborative efforts with numerous SEAs and LEAs as well as minority and disability local networks. Project Advisory Committee members assist in the dissemination of information throughout the state. School district partners currently provide assistance in project recruitment of potential participants currently employed in local schools.
will contribute to recruitment efforts through referrals of potential participants from faculty representing various colleges and serving on various UCF area campuses. The Office of Disability Services and Office of Minority Programs in Education will refer current and former students. UCFCARD staff has also assisted in disseminating information to potential students through outreach efforts to schools and community.
efforts will be devoted to eliciting recommendations from professional contacts and project participant referrals, including distribution of literature to potential participants and their networks.
Table 4: Recruitment Model
Universities, Colleges, Clearinghouses, Disability Organizations, Project Alliance
Florida DOE, Florida DOH, Florida CSPD, FDLRS, FFMT
Media, School District Personnel, Church Leaders, Minority and Disability Networks, Project Advisory Committee
ODS, MPIE, Faculty Referrals, Professional Associations, Area Campuses, UCF Graduates, UCF Center for Autism and Related Disabilities
Recommendations, Professional Contacts, Distribution of Literature, Student Referrals
members assist in the refinement of the program of study, recruitment, student support, retention, and career placement. The committee meets/