Updated faculty development training materials now online

Monday, March 15, 2010

The recently updated training notebook Building the Team: Faculty, Staff, and Students Working Together is now available online.

The notebook was developed for those providing professional development to help faculty and administrators in postsecondary institutions become more aware of

  • the rights, responsibilities, potential contributions, and needs of students with disabilities;
  • the rights and responsibilities of postsecondary institutions;
  • reasonable accommodations and universal design strategies for working with students who have disabilities;
  • and campus resources that help provide equitable educational opportunities for all students.

These materials are for use in departmental and campus-wide presentations to stimulate discussion and action. Each presentation option can be tailored for meetings of administrators, departmental chairs, advisors, faculty, teaching assistants, and support staff. The presentations are intended for use in public and private; large and small; and two-year, four-year, and technical postsecondary institutions.

The materials were originally created and updated by DO-IT Prof and AccessCollege project team members, respectively. Individuals who participated included faculty, disabled student services staff, and administrators at institutions of higher education throughout the United States. The U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) funded both DO-IT Prof (grant # P333A990042) and AccessCollege (grant #P333A050064).

A comprehensive website of engaging materials to increase the success of postsecondary students with disabilities, funded by these and other projects hosted by the DO-IT Center at the University of Washington, can be found at http://www.washington.edu/doit/Resources/postsec.html.