The Disabilities Issues Committee recommends University policies, procedures, programs, and services concerning faculty/academic professionals, students, staff, and guests of the University with disabilities. 

2021-22 Disabilities Issues Committee Leadership

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Meeting Schedule

2021-22 Meeting Schedule 

The Disabilities Issues Committee meets Wednesdays from 10-11:30 a.m., unless otherwise noted. University Senate Governance senates and committees will continue meeting via Zoom during fall semester 2021 and spring semester 2022.

DATE TIME LOCATION
September 22, 2021 10-11:30 a.m. Online Via Zoom
October 20, 2021 10-11:30 a.m. Online Via Zoom
November 17, 2021 10-11:30 a.m. Online Via Zoom
January 26, 2022 10-11:30 a.m. Online Via Zoom
February 23, 2022 10-11:30 a.m. Online Via Zoom
April 20, 2022 10-11:30 a.m. Online Via Zoom

Committee members will be automatically added to a Google Calendar invite for these meetings at the beginning of the 2021-22 academic year. 

Committee Charge

University Senate Bylaws, Article II., Section 5

C. DISABILITIES ISSUES COMMITTEE 

The Disabilities Issues Committee recommends University policies, procedures, programs, and services concerning faculty/academic professionals, students, staff, and guests of the University with disabilities.

Membership

The Disabilities Issues Committee shall be composed of: 

  • at least 7 faculty members, 
  • 2 academic professional members, 
  • 4 students (two graduate/professional and two undergraduates), 
  • 2 civil service members, and 
  • ex officio representation as specified by vote of the University Senate.

Faculty, academic professional, civil service, and student members shall be appointed by the Committee on Committees.

Duties and Responsibilities

a. To advise the president and administrative offices, including the disability resource centers at each campus and the University ADA Coordinator, on policies, programs, and services for students, faculty, staff, and guests of the University.

b. To promote best practices and improve the campus climate around disability issues.

c. To review policies and recommend changes regarding best practices, deployment of resources, and effectiveness in meeting the needs of the University community (students, faculty, staff, and guests).

d. To inform and advise the University community of the special concerns of its members with disabilities and of the available resources.

e. To meet reguarly with campus stakeholders, such as campus health and counseling services, in order to collborate and give feedback on issues relevant to the University disability community.

f. To recommend to the University Senate and the Senate Consultative Committee resolutions, actions or policies as it deems appropriate.

(updated: 5/4/17)