Agenda

Tuesday

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.     
Evening Social and Time to Get Acquainted
 

Wednesday

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.     
Buffet Breakfast and Networking

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Welcome

  • Institute objectives and schedule
  • Introductions
  • Project ideas
  • Accessibility of the CBI
  • AccessComputing: Goals, objectives, activities, and products
  • Video Project
  • Sheryl Burgstahler, AccessComputing Co-Director

10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
The New G.I. Bill: How Will It Affect Your Campus?
Pat Butin, Des Moines Area Community College

10:45 - 11:00 a.m.
Break

11:00 - 12:30 p.m.
Working Together: Disabled Student Services, Veterans Support, and Computing Departments
Panel:

Florida State University

  • Bea Awoniyi, David Gaitros, Eric Lundblom

Georgia State University

  • Rodney Pennamon, David Smith, Teresita Warren

Green River Community College

  • Kelly Blackwood, Deb Casey, Michael Harris

University of Alaska

  • Mel Kalkowski, Pat Shepherd, Laura Winckler-Moore

Moderator:

  • Sheryl Burgstahler

12:30 - 1:45 p.m.
Lunch and Working Group Discussion
Question 1: What are the anticipated effects of the new G.I. Bill on our campuses? What are the characteristics of veterans returning to school?

1:45 - 2:15 p.m.
Opportunities in Computing
Ed Lazowska, Department of Computer Science, UW

2:15 - 2:45 p.m.
Interventions, Minigrants, and Other Opportunities
Sheryl Burgstahler

2:45 - 3:00 p.m. 
Break

3:00 - 4:15 p.m.
Working Group Discussion
Question 2: How can disability support services and computing faculty work together to effectively support veterans with disabilities?

4:15 - 4:45 p.m.
Working Group Reports
Working group representatives each deliver a three-to-five minute summary of their group's discussion and accomplishments.

4:45-5:00 p.m.
Preview of Tomorrow's Agenda, Daily Feedback
Complete daily feedback form.

5:00 p.m.
Adjourn

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Dinner, Networking, and Discussion of Future Collaborations

Thursday

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Buffet Breakfast, Networking, and Discussion

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
From Field to Family: Our Perspective
Steve and Lisa Tice, MHN Health Net

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Best Practices: Higher Education Consultation and Outreach
Peter Schmidt, Washington Department of Veterans Affairs

11:00 - 11:15 a.m.
Break

11:15 - 12:00 p.m.
Military Cultural Competence
Scott Swaim, Valley Cities Counseling

12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder on Campus
Scott Swaim, Valley Cities Counseling

12:30 - 1:40 p.m.
Lunch and Working Group Discussion
Question 3: What types of services and supports can postsecondary institutions enhance or develop in anticipation of the needs of veterans of disabilities?

1:40 - 1:45 p.m. 
AccessComputing Internships for Students and Veterans
Scott Bellman, AccessComputing and DO-IT Coordinator/Counselor

1:45-2:45
Lessons Learned: Job Placement and Transition into Civilian Careers
Retired Major General James Collins

2:45 - 3:00 p.m.
Break

3:00 - 3:45 p.m.
Disability and Computer Science: Statistics and Issues
Richard Ladner, AccessComputing Co-Director

3:45 - 4:45 p.m. 
Putting the Pieces Together: Assistive Technology and Accessible Design

Assistive Technology

  • Dan Comden, Access Technology Lab Manager, UW

Accessible Design

  • Terry Thompson, Technical Specialist, AccessComputing

Applied Technology

  • Donald Parks, Applied Information Technology

4:45 - 5:00 p.m.
Preview of Tomorrow's Agenda, Daily Feedback
Complete daily feedback form.

5:00 p.m.
Adjourn

Friday

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Buffet Breakfast, Networking, and Discussion

9:00 - 9:30 a.m. 
Overview of Agenda
Sheryl Burgstahler

9:30 - 9:45 a.m.
Universal Design
Sheryl Burgstahler

9:45 - 11:00 a.m.
The Healing Effects of Education
Bridgett Cantrell, Hearts Toward Home International
Pat Shepherd, Fort Richardson

11:00 - 11:15 p.m.
Break

11:15 - 12:00 p.m.
Working Group Discussion
Question 4: How can schools partner with military bases and veterans organizations to improve the recruitment and support of veterans with disabilities into computing departments?

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch and Collaborative Meeting Evaluation
Complete post-test and place in the evaluation box.