Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Support & Professional Development for Small DS Offices through a Consortium Model.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "Support & Professional Development for Small DS Offices through a Consortium Model."— Presentation transcript:

1 Support & Professional Development for Small DS Offices through a Consortium Model

2 Introductions Annie Haga, Southwestern Law School Emily Harris, Occidental College Terilyn Jackson, Concordia University Irvine Amy Wilms, University of Redlands Session Participants (SCDC members, region, size) Southern California Disabilities Consortium 2

3 Southern California Disabilities Consortium SCDC (T.J.) OVERVIEW Coming Together Description of SCDC Implementation Accomplishments Future of SCDC Southern California Disabilities Consortium 3

4 Coming Together (A.W.) Leadership team members met each other during sessions at AHEAD Informal discussions at AHEAD – did I know of any organizations small schools could join? Previously a member of Career Services consortium Suggested the creation of a similar consortium focused on Disabilities and the work our offices do Southern California Disabilities Consortium 4

5 Description of SCDC (E.H. & A.W.) Southern California Disability Consortium Founded in 2010 Comprised of institutions expanding four counties: Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, San Diego, and San Bernardino Institutions are primarily small, private liberal arts, and also includes law schools. Purpose is for professional development, meeting w/professionals from like institutions, and collaboration. Five leadership team members Southern California Disabilities Consortium 5

6 Implementation (A.W.) Getting started o Sample Invitation Letter-example is on next slide Structure o 4 person leadership team (no set limit) o Annual planning meeting (June or July) Meeting Invites o Location, topic and cost fluctuates-see example Southern California Disabilities Consortium6

7 Initial Invitation A few of us met one another for the first time at the AHEAD Conference in Denver this past July and the question was asked as to whether or not there was a group for Disability Services professionals in southern California. To our knowledge there is no such group, and the idea was born to explore the possibility of creating one. This is our invitation to come together and discuss how this idea might become a reality. A webinar is being offered on Thursday, September 30 by Higher Ed Hot Topics regarding ADA Compliance: New Campus Regulations for 2010 & Beyond. Our idea is to meet on the Pepperdine University campus that morning at about 8:30, meet to discuss the idea of a So-Cal Consortium of Disability Support Programs and how this idea might become reality, concluding with the webinar. The webinar begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 12:30, so lunch will be provided during that time – in essence, a “working lunch.” We thought we could conclude the meeting and get people on the road by 1:00 p.m. We realize many of us come from one or two person offices, but we feel there is an opportunity for us to come together every so often, to collaborate with one another, to gain wisdom and ideas and to find solidarity in our common and yet diverse responsibilities on our various campuses. Your time is precious but we believe this group could provide an important source of support – we hope you will join us. Please RSVP to Tammy Selby at Pepperdine University, Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA no later than September 15 th. A more detailed agenda and directions will be shared closer to the meeting. Name: Title: Institution: Phone: Vegetarian Lunch Option: YesNo Additional Attendees: Please list accommodation needs: Cost: $20.00, payable by check. The cost pays for lunch and contributes toward the purchase of the webinar. Southern California Disabilities Consortium 7

8 Agenda Invitation SCDC - Southern California Disability Consortium Meeting Agenda for Friday, June 6, :00-9:45 Arrival and Continental Breakfast 9:45-10:00Introduction & Welcome 10:00-12:00Best Practices 12:00-1:00Working Lunch 1:00-1:30SCDC Business Discussion 1:30Closing Comments, Departures Please RSVP no later than Friday, May 23, Name: Title: Institution: Phone: Vegetarian Lunch Option: YesNo Additional Attendees: Please list accommodation needs: Cost: $35.00 per attendee. The cost pays for a continental breakfast, lunch, and the meeting material. Southern California Disabilities Consortium 8

9 Accomplishments (A.H.) Hot topic conversations – 3 mtgs./yr. Share ideas & ask questions – Listserv Project collaboration – Dropbox Share accomplishments – Conference Southern California Disabilities Consortium 9

10 Future of SCDC (T.J.) AHEAD conference presentations to share the consortium model Assist other ODS to create local consortiums Share research and program evaluations o ODS Survey for small institutions (see example) Southern California Disabilities Consortium 10

11 Sample of ODS Survey Consultation/Collaboration 1.How often per year do you meet with university administration (e.g., deans, registrar, facilities, legal counsel) to discuss accessibility policies and procedures (e.g., academic adjustments, course substitutions, housing accommodations, meal waivers, physical access) _____ 0_____ 1-2 _____ 3-4_____ 5-6 _____ 7 or more 2.How many university committees are you included in (e.g., student discipline, behavior response team, diversity initiative, student policies, new student orientations) _____ 0_____ 1-2 _____ 3-4_____ 5-6 _____ 7 or more 3.How many activities or events do you provide in order to promote inclusion of students with disabilities in campus life (e.g., residential activities, extracurricular activities, orientation activities)? _____ 0_____ 1-2 _____ 3-4_____ 5-6 _____ 7 or more 4.Do you participate in a campus-wide disability advisory committee consisting of faculty, students, administrators, staff, and community representatives? _____ Yes_____ No 5.Under which administrative office are you housed? _____ Provost_____ Student Affairs _____ both _____ other Southern California Disabilities Consortium11

12 Panel Discussion (T.J.) OVERVIEW Benefits of a local consortium model Professional development & support Future of local consortiums Southern California Disabilities Consortium 12

13 Benefits of a Local Consortium (E.H.) Peer institutions vs. local institutions Local listserve (forgot to ask if this is correct spelling?) Close relationships (networking; retirements; job opportunities) Local professional development opportunities for ODS partners (faculty, ITS, etc.) Tailored to small school issues Southern California Disabilities Consortium 13

14 Professional Development & Support (A.H.) Southern California Disabilities Consortium 14 DA Compliance: New Campus Regulations for 2010 & Beyond webinar USC Kortschak Center Presentation Autism Spectrum Panel Assistive Technology Speakers Gaeir Dietrich & Read, Write & Gold OCR Guest Speaker David LaDue Universal Design Assisting Veterans Psychiatric Disabilities Panel GAP Analysis and Benchmarking/AHEAD Program Standards Salome Heyward Technology webinar Disability Background and Discrimination Presentation by Laura Rothstein Best Practices

15 Future of Local Consortiums (T.J.) Share best practices within the SCDC and with other consortiums (within & across) Meet with other ODS consortiums of small institutions at AHEAD conferences (any members of consortiums present?) Utilize surveys & share results within & across small ODS Southern California Disabilities Consortium 15

16 Questions & Comments Annie Haga, Southwestern Law School Emily Harris, Occidental College Terilyn Jackson, Concordia University Irvine Amy Wilms, University of Redlands 16


Download ppt "Support & Professional Development for Small DS Offices through a Consortium Model."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google