Working with Students with Disabilities:
Legal and Practical Considerations for Faculty
Thursday, September 29th
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Faculty Lounge, University Center
Michael Taylor, PhD, Associate Professor of Political Science
Angela Millman, Director of Disability Support Services
In this workshop, led by Angela Millman, director of Disability Support Services, and Dr. Michael Taylor, Associate Professor in Political Science and Public Affairs, faculty will have the opportunity to learn about best practices for providing course materials that are accessible to students with diverse abilities. The workshop will provide an overview of the process for students to request and receive accommodations, types of disabilities and reasonable accommodations, and how to implement accommodations in the classroom. We will also discuss the legal considerations that govern our institution in terms of disability access, as well as faculty rights and responsibilities. Lastly, we will include some strategies of Universal Design of Instruction that faculty can consider implementing to meet the diverse learning needs of all students in their classrooms. Participants should leave feeling more aware of the needs of students with disabilities, the resources offered on campus, and empowered to make changes in their own classrooms to improve the accessibility of their courses.
Light refreshments will be served.
This event is sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development.