Calendar of Programs  

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.

Individual Development Facilitation

Our office is providing individual development facilitation sessions on a monthly basis. A knowledgeable, expert facilitator will be on campus, by appointment, to offer confidential individual sessions on professional and developmental goal planning. Once you register, you will receive two goal development guidebooks to assist you in preparing for your individual session. These sessions fill up quickly so please contact Ann Flaherty at x6123 (aflaherty2@elon.edu) as soon as possible for more information or to schedule a session.
 

Diversity Course Database

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: bbarnett@elon.edu.

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.

Don’t Forget the Help the Writing Center Can Give You

The Writing Center invites you to meet one-on-one with its thoroughly trained student consultants. You can bring in any kind of writing, at any stage of your writing process. Whether you are just starting a project and want to brainstorm ideas, or you have notes, a rough draft, or a nearly final draft, come on in. Sessions are up to 45 minutes long, and you are welcome to come back as often as you like! A consultant can help you with any of your writing questions, and you’ll receive feedback and ideas from a real reader.

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:
M-Th 10am-10pm
Fri 10am-4pm
Sun 2pm-10pm

If you have any questions about consultations at the Writing Center, feel free to contact the Writing Center Director, Paula Rosinski, at prosinski@elon.edu.
 

Customized Department Trainings

 We offer other programs that can be customized to meet specific departmental needs.  Examples of recent programs include:
    - Sending Routine Messages via Email
    - Team Building with Myers Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI)
    - Stress Reduction in the Workplace
    - Celebrating Change
    - StrengthsQuest

If you are interested in scheduling similar programs for your department, just contact the Office of Leadership & Professional Development  at ext. 6124! 
 

Exciting Online Opportunity- On Demand Training with Lynda.com

Elon has partnered with Lynda.com to provide on-demand software training to all campus users. Lynda Training offers nearly 1,000 video tutorials on leading software topics like Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, audio and video editing applications, and many more. These high-quality tutorials are taught by industry experts and available 24/7 for convenient, self-paced learning.

http://www.lynda.com/tutorial/119004?org=elon.edu
 

Elon Challenge Course

A variety of team-building programs are available through The Elon Challenge Course; from half-day to multi-day programs.  This  unparalleled teambuilding experience is just down the road from your office!  Visit "More News" on our home page for details or contact Katie Hight, Director of New Student Programs, at 336-278-7320 for more information.