Understanding the Root Causes of Exclusion & Inequity in Education; Social Role Valorization

The Introduction to Social Role Valorization is an intensive workshop which presents the idea of assisting people with disabilities and other devalued conditions to have positive social roles as a productive and helpful response to wounding life experiences. Social Role Valorization is a comprehensive theory which provides insights as to why certain groups of people become devalued in society, what life experiences are likely to befall people once they have become devalued in the eyes of others, why valued social roles are a powerful response in combating the negative life experiences, and ten essential themes which can guide implementers in pursuing valued social roles by, with, and for those practitioners desire to serve.

Dates:  June 6 - 15, 2022           Term:  Summer 2          
Course NumberEDFN 589.50A      CRN2210
Title that appears during registration:  Topics: Exclusion & Inequity

This course will take place entirely online. Participants must attend every session in order to receive credit for the workshop.


  • WEEK 1
    • Day 1  |  Monday, June 6  |  9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
      • Live session with 2 additional hours of independent assignments
    • Day 2  |  Tuesday, June 7  |  10:00 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
      • With 30 additional minutes of independent assignments
    • Day 3  |  Wednesday, June 8  |  10:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
      • Combination of live session and independent assignments
  • WEEK 2
    • Day 4  |  Monday, June 13  |  12:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
      • 3 hours of independent assignments prior to logging on for the live session
    • Day 5  |  Tuesday, June 14  |  9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
      • Live session with 1 hour of additional independent assignments
    • Day 6  |  Wednesday, June 15  |  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • A combination of live session and independent assignments

Directions for registration (in addition to MU registration)

Workshop costs are included in MU registration – Register under PIHEC in order to receive scholarship.

You will receive a Course Syllabus in a confirmation email from the Keystone Institute. A manual will be mailed to you prior to the workshop. You will use the manual extensively throughout the workshop.

Institute Director

Dr. Thomas Neuville



To be announced



  • Additional Information

    Credits: All participants will receive 3 graduate credits for the summer institute 

    Tuition/Fees: Institutes are unique 3 credit graduate courses that highlight renowned experts in the field. On campus institutes include breakfast and lunch each day, as well as handouts and materials. Books may be required for certain courses; please check with the university bookstore. Millersville University graduate tuition and fees can be found on the Office of Student Accounts page. In addition, a $100 institute fee is required.

    Note: If you have not taken a graduate-level course or workshop at Millersville University within the past 5 years, you must complete the online non-degree admission form; this information is necessary to admit you to the university.