Community Discussion - Better Together: Campus Collaboration to Support Students with Disabilities
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This community discussion -- facilitated by the 2017-2018 Access for Disabilities Abroad Task Force -- will focus on strategies for leveraging cross-campus collaborations to support students with disabilities throughout the education abroad process.

 Export to Your Calendar 1/18/2018
When: Thursday, January 18, 2018
2-3pm Eastern
Contact: Diversity Abroad Network
501-982-0635 Ext 704


Online registration is available until: 1/18/2018
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Title: Better Together: Cross-Campus Collaboration to Support Students with Disabilities

 

Session Description: 

This community discussion -- facilitated by the 2017-2018 Access for Disabilities Abroad Task Force -- will focus on strategies for leveraging cross-campus collaborations to support students with disabilities throughout the education abroad process. As a way of framing the discussion, the session will provide a brief overview of the opportunities for collaboration that exist across campuses. Utilizing a case study approach, the session will then offer examples of collaborative efforts with offices including Disability Services and Counseling Services that aim to create effective access & support mechanisms for students with specific considerations such as ADHD, mental health, and limited mobility. Finally, facilitators will share additional resources available -- such as the Diversity Abroad Advisor Manual: Access for Disabilities Abroad -- for education abroad staff and faculty committed to equitable support in global programming for students with disabilities.


 

Facilitators: 

  • Randi Butler: Outreach & Recruitment Specialist - Institute of International Education
  • Laura Kaplan: Program Coordinator: Faculty-led Programs - University of Texas at Austin
  • Marnie Nelson: Associate Director of Education Abroad– University of Nebraska
  • Erika Wise: Access Coordinator, Dept of Disability Services - Texas A&M University


Pricing: 

Members: complimentary

Non-Members: $99

    


The Diversity Network hosts an annual series of community discussions for professionals interested in issues of access, inclusion, and diversity in education abroad and international student and scholar services. Participants are able to join discussions from the comfort of their office or coordinate a group of colleagues to participate together.


During these 60-minute online discussions, experts in the field are invited to facilitate discussions intended to highlight key issues and areas of potential advocacy to ensure the next generation of young people are provided with equitable access and support to high-impact global education opportunities. Participants are provided with key discussion questions to consider ahead of the live conversation to set the groundwork for this interactive forum.


Community Discussions will consist of:

  • Introduction of Facilitators (5 min)

  • Guidelines for constructive participation (5 min)

  • Description of the discussion topic including relevant history/background, current trends/statistics/terminology, & an outline of key questions for community discussion (20 min)

  • Community discussion with attendees (25 min)

  • Closing remarks, resources, & suggested opportunities for advocacy (5 min)