Faculty and Staff with Disabilities: Accessing the Workplace
Thursday, October 30, 12:00-1:15 p.m. in Oaks 212
Susan Wise has requested that this program be canceled for this date and time. She plans to reschedule, and we will send out an announcement as soon as she notifies this office of the new date and time. Susan apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.
Susan Wise will present on this very important topic. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act of 2008 provide civil rights protection against discrimination based on ability. Many in the general public assume that the ADA only pertains to students with disabilities; however, such protection is life-long and thus also applies to individuals with disabilities in the workplace as well.
The presentation will explore the different categories of disability and how those types of disabilities might be accommodated in the workplace. We will then discuss legal issues for adults who have disabilities and how these might be navigated within the office or other work location. Please bring your questions and concerns about the accessibility of Elon’s buildings, programs, and services as it applies to faculty and staff members. A buffet lunch will be provided for those who register.
Susan Wise is the Coordinator of Disabilities Services at Elon University. She did doctoral work in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Northwestern University, with an emphasis on Learning Disabilities.
The Diversity Course Database is now available for use!
The Diversity Course Database represents an initiative created in response to requests by faculty, staff and students for a resource to identify diversity-related courses. Unlike a list, this searchable database identifies diversity-related courses by content and student learning outcomes using seven dimensions of diversity: race, class, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability and the global.
The Database will be a valuable resource for advising. It can also help departments and schools with curricular and diversity planning. It can be accessed using the following link: http://www.elon.edu/e-web/administration/president/strategicplan2020/diversity/diversityCD.xhtml.
Currently the Database represents the initial seeding of courses. Departments will have an opportunity to add more courses annually and will receive information about that process at a later date. If you have questions about the database, please direct them to Brooke Barnett: email@example.com.
The Database was developed by Crystal Anderson, Academic Diversity Fellow, and JP Lavoie, whose technical expertise was indispensible in the creation of the database. Many thanks also go out to participating chairs of departments in the College of the Arts and Sciences as well as the Deans of the School of Communications, Martha and Spencer Love School of Business and the School of Education.
You can make an appointment online at www.elon.edu/cwe or walk in to our main location in Belk Library or our satellite locations in The Multicultural Center and The Koury Business Center. Our main location is open during these extensive hours:
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