College of Liberal Studies:  Resources for Inclusive Excellence

AY 2009-2010:  Chairs' sessions on Students with Disabilities, Returning VeteransJanuary College Meeting.

"Accommodating Students with Disabilities:  You Are the Key to Accessibility," by June Reinert and the Staff of Disability Resource Services

Here are the slides from this presentation.  For more information, see the Faculty Manual online at DRS.  To talk to someone in DRS, call 608-785-6900 V/TT.

January College Meeting:  "Working with Diversity:  Best Practices" by Cyndi Kernahan and Nancy Chick, Jan. 21st, 2010. 

Here is the reference list from this presentation.  Deb has added links items available through Murphy Library and notes on how to find other items (e.g., through CATL or ILLiad).  The scenarios for thinking about stereotype threat are on the last page.  Opens as a Word 2007 file:  Nancy and Cyndi's References List.  Compatibility files for those using Office 2003 (to open Office 2007 documents) are available free here:

Here are the student role cards Nancy talked about, for improving small-group discussion.  Nancy's Group Roles (.pdf) 

And here are the slides from the powerpoint Cyndi and Nancy showed (opens as a .pfd).

Watch for follow-up workshops from CATL IE.  Email Deb if you'd like a particular follow-up on something in the presentation that especially intrigued you.

"Promoting Success for Students who are Returning Veterans" by Mark Johnson and Elyse Howard, Feb. 15th, 2010.

Here is the powerpoint presentation from Mark and Elsye, including specific information about common symptoms of traumatic brain injury and post traumatic stress disorder in veterans.  For more information about accommodations, contact the Disabilities Resources Center.  The person with the best information about veterans' benefits including the G.I. Bill is Sharyn Lehrke (opens an email) in the Office of Records and Registration (veterans' certification information is here).  The veterans' student organization is here

Mark has also forwarded this paper on “Veteran Cultural Competence: Best Practices for Student-Veterans in the Classroom.”  Opens in Microsoft Word.