Each year, up to 25 undergraduate students with LD in a STEM/SBE discipline at the University of Florida had the opportunity to participate in CS3LD. These students became Scholars, and were matched by project investigators with a mentorship team with special training in LD and whose backgrounds and interests align most closely with their own. The mentorship team — consisting of a STEM/SBE graduate student, STEM /SBE faculty member, DRC counselor, and project investigator — partnered with the Scholar for two years, guiding them in professional and academic development. Scholars also participated in monthly workshops and other activities designed to facilitate the development of positive self-efficacy. At the institutional level, CS3LD worked to create a Partnership Council, a campus-wide network of health and STEM/SBE faculty, staff, graduate students, and academic units knowledgeable and coordinated in promoting success of undergraduate students with LD.
The CS3LD multi-level Model for supporting success of students with LD is shown below. Please click on the diagram to open and then on the icon in the lower right corner to enlarge.