Several laws regulate how we address particular issues in higher education. Learn more about those laws and our responsibilities from these online resources:
Training for Supervisors on the Americans for Disabilities Act: ADA Basics http://www.adabasics.org/index.php
"ADA Basics" is an introductory web course on the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) that explores the legal requirements and spirit of the ADA. The course is designed to provide you with the basic principles and core concepts of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).
Training for Faculty/Staff: "In their Shoes" Penn State: www.aa.psu.edu/intheirshoes
College ID: ACCESSUWL, User ID-They will assign you one.
"In Their Shoes" is an interactive video presentation which lasts about 20 minutes. It is one important step on the path to removing the hidden barriers that impact us all. As educators, it is important for us to embrace the spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act by creating an inclusive learning environment that is empowering and supportive of the needs of our students and employees with disabilities. It is a must for educators.
Training For Faculty: "Accommodating Students with Disabilities in Higher Education." This Power Point presentation gives the basics for faculty in providing accommodations for students with disabilities. http://www.uwlax.edu/drs/aarc.htm
Training for Student Services/Non-Teaching Staff: This Power Point presentation gives non-teaching staff information on persons with disabilities and how to make their programs and services accessible to this population.
ADA Best Practices Tool Kit for State and Local Governments: http://www.ada.gov/pcatoolkit/abouttoolkit.htm
During the past five years, the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice has worked with communities across the United States to improve access to state and local government for over 3 million people with disabilities. The Civil Rights Division is assembling this Took Kit to help communities better understand the issues involved in providing equal access for people with disabilities.
- Sexual Assault Education: Sexual Assault Tutorial
In order to educate the campus community regarding sexual assault and its impact at UW-La Crosse, a tutorial has been created. When you have completed the tutorial, you will have the opportunity to e-mail for a certificate of completion which designates that you have an understanding of the issue and are available as a support person for victims of sexual assault. There is also a list of resources for you to reference if a sexual assault victim confides in you, and you will be able to access a printable version of the entire tutorial. With this knowledge, you may be the person who helps the victim begin the move to survivor status.
All supervisors are required to have some sexual harassment training. In October, Judith Trampf, Director of
Workforce Diversity for the University of Wisconsin-System, provided training for department chairs and supervisors of classified staff. The training was video-taped and is available for review by anyone at the link below. If you are required to receive training and were unable to attend or are a new supervisor, you may fulfill that requirement by viewing the training video and also completing the quiz linked below. Upon completion of the quiz, the affirmative action officer will receive notification that you have viewed the training materials and that information will be documented.