Infusing Disability Studies into Gerontology Education Survey

Infusing Disability Studies into Gerontology Education Survey

Study Information


In partnership with the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE), I am surveying faculty members who teach Gerontology courses and/or are in Gerontology programs or departments in order to better understand if and how they teach about disability in their courses. From the data collected, I will provide suggestions on how Gerontology programs can better infuse Disability Studies into their curricula. Additional information about this research is below. To access the survey, click the right arrow button at the bottom of this page. By submitting this survey, you are indicating you agree to participate. 

Why was I chosen?

You were chosen because you are an institutional representative for AGHE and/or you attended the AGHE Annual Meeting at least once in the past few years.

Am I required to take the survey?

Taking the survey is voluntary. No unique identifying information will be collected. You may stop the survey at any time. Not taking the survey will not affect your relationship or your institution’s relationship with AGHE.

Who will know I took this survey?

No unique identifying information will be collected in this survey, other than institutional affiliation. You will be asked to share course syllabi, and we ask that you remove any identifying information (e.g., name, office location) before uploading them.

What are the risks and benefits of taking the survey?

There are no anticipated risks or direct benefits for participants.

How long will it take to fill out the survey?

It will take you about 10 - 20 minutes to fill out the survey. You may save the survey and finish it later by entering your email in the space at the bottom of each page and clicking the button, "Save and finish later." While you may save the survey and finish it later, we ask that you only submit the survey once. 

Who do I contact with questions about this research? 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Hailee Gibbons, PhD Student and Principal Investigator, at or my advisor, Dr. Tamar Heller, at If you have questions regarding your rights as a research participant, you may contact the Office for the Protection of Research Subjects (OPRS) at UIC at (312) 996-1711 or 1-866-789-6215 (toll-free) or

Thank you very much for participating in this study!