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Supporting ADA Accommodations Beyond the Classroom: Manageable Solutions For Student Affairs (EDU662D)

Presented by: Dr. Aaron W. Hughey
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90 minutes
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Assess Current Institutional Policies and Procedures Related to ADA Compliance

“Full compliance with all applicable ADA regulations is not just a matter for academic affairs; in fact, student affairs professionals often have more contact with individuals who need accommodations than do their faculty counterparts. As such, it is imperative that everyone responsible for providing student services be knowledgeable of the applicable ADA regulations that inform their day-to-day job responsibilities. But simply knowing the law is not enough – know how to implement the law is equally important.” -- Dr.Aaron W. Hughey

Keeping up with the rules and regulations of ADA can feel overwhelming and tedious at times. And for faculty and instructors, understanding and complying with the federal regulations within the classroom environment can feel confusing and high risk. By examining the academic accommodation process from start to finish, participants will be better equipped to deal with changes in the ADA regulations, findings from the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, the Department of Justice, court decisions, and best practices. This enhance understanding will lead to the delivery of more cost-effective services, keep the institution in strict compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations, and help prevent costly litigation that often ensues when institutions are found to be out of compliance.

Join this training session with expert speaker Dr. Aaron W. Hughey to understand how to more accurately assess current institutional policies and procedures related to ADA compliance in order to ensure adherence to all applicable federal regulations. Not only will this capability help effectively and efficiently meet the needs of individuals on campus with disabilities who need legitimate accommodations in order to take full advantage of the educational opportunities afforded them, it will also decrease the probability of costly litigation expenses incurred by institutions due to lack of compliance. Moreover, having the reputation of being fully ADA-compliant can also positively affect recruitment and retention-to-graduation, which also has positive economic benefits.

Session Highlights:

  • Understand the essential nature of the learning process and how you can best meet a variety of students' learning needs.
  • Explore strategies for enhancing collaboration with key offices on campus.
  • Identify the critical elements for accommodation policies to ensure you are in compliance.
  • Discuss approaches to documenting accommodation requests to ensure efficiency, fairness and legal considerations.
  • Understand the process for determining reasonable accommodations for your students in order to adequately meet valid requests - and how to explain to them when the requests cannot be met.
  • Accurately explain the components of a compliant grievance process to key stakeholders on campus.
  • Relate the changes in law and regulations to classroom instruction and accommodations.
  • Assist students in becoming self-advocates in relation to accommodation requests.

Who Should Attend

This webinar will provide evidence-based best practices and related information and insights that can be used immediately by a wide range of administrators, staff, and student affairs professionals interested in insuring full compliance with ADA regulations. Anyone who works in student affairs or is in anyway responsible for making sure the environment is fully compliant with applicable ADA stipulations will benefit. This includes administrators and staff from both 2-year and 4-year institutions; i.e., anyone who is charges with meeting the out-of-classroom needs of students.

About Our Speaker(s)

Dr. Aaron W. Hughey | Student Affairs & Retention SpeakerDr. Aaron W. Hughey
Dr. Aaron W. Hughey is a Professor in the Department of Counseling and Student Affairs at Western Kentucky University, where he oversees the graduate degree program in Student Affairs in Higher Education. He is also a member of the President's Task Force on Student Retention at WKU. Before joining the faculty in 1991, ... More info

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