Published: Feb. 20, 2017
Brown paper bag with notebook, pen and orange

February’s Ethics and Compliance Monthly Brown Bag series will feature a presentation by John Meister, Jill Sieben-Schneider and Joe Andenmatten from Disability Services on the subject of graduate student accommodations. The presentation will be held Monday, Feb. 27, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Rec Center Ice Rink Overlook Meeting Room. 

Disability Services has a mission to ensure students with disabilities receive reasonable accommodations and services to participate fully in the academic environment. Faculty and staff often have questions about how to address student needs. The staff are committed to working collaboratively with faculty at all levels in order to assist in creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students.

In their presentation, the team will share how Disability Services works to support students as well as the faculty members who are responsible for implementing the accommodations. They will also detail the legal responsibilities faculty members have and the tools they can use to create an inclusive environment in classrooms and research labs.

Participants will gain valuable insight on related topics such as best practices in working with Disability Services students and as part of universal design of instruction. During the hour session, ample time will be provided for audience questions and answers. 

Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to participate in networking and are welcome to bring their lunch. Light refreshments will be provided.