Guided and informed by its diverse membership, AHEAD is uniquely qualified to bring together researchers and consumers of research to explore and create welcoming higher education experiences for disabled individuals.
In 2019, the AHEAD Board of Directors approved an AHEAD Research Agenda to guide AHEAD research activities in three broad areas:
- Conducting research
- Promoting awareness of high need topics for research that supports practice
- Influencing a culture of collaboration between research and practice professionals
To support scholarship in the field, AHEAD provides open access to its professional journal, the Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability (JPED)
. The JPED has published more research on topics relating to postsecondary disability than any other academic journal.
For AHEAD members, the Information Services Portal
provides professional resources for understanding, using, and applying research and data in the work of disability resource offices. Here you will find a growing repository of resources including AHEAD’s biennial surveys and topical reports, as well as models and samples of exemplary data-based practices generated by the membership.
For researchers interested in accessing the AHEAD membership as part of their research endeavors, the AHEAD Research Review Panel
reviews all requests.
The following list of research topics have been identified as high need areas for the field.