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Chancellor's Committee on the Status Of Persons with Disabilities Monthly Meeting Minutes
January 10, 2003
IIDD Room 448
(Chaired by David Mitchell)

Members Present: Peter Berg, Sally Bialas-Bittenbinder, Lucy Cotugno, Jamie Owen Daniel, Carol Gill, Joann Gras, Beth Mark, David Mitchell, Elyse Nowak, Terri Thrower, Larry Voss, Eunjung Kim (graduate assistant).
Guests: Richard Allegra, ex-officio/ODS, Caryn Bills, OAE, Edward Brown, OCP, Ron Schon, OCP, Joy Hyzny, ODS, Lowell M. Seida, Chicago Boat Club.
Excused Absences: Robin Jones, Erick Lopez, Richard Larson, Mariana Cuceu.
Meeting called to order: By David Mitchell.
Approval of minutes: Minutes from December 13, 2002 meeting were approved.

Old Business:

· CCSPD meeting times revisited.
Due to the conflicts of new meeting time for some members, the decision was made to alternate meeting time from 11:00-12:30 to 12:00-1:30 every month.

· Update on web page access reporting link (Website & Promotion Subcommittee).
Larry Voss reported OAE's response regarding the idea of on-line access reports. OAE recommended that this form be placed on the disability resources web page so that they can follow up on access issues when reported. Discussion was held regarding the official complaint filing to remedy the situation versus the documentation of problems and issues for people with disabilities at the university.
Joy Hzyny will talk with Caryn Bills and bring a couple of ideas about the coordination among CCSPD, OAE, and ODS with regard to on-line reporting.

· Repositioning disability resources link
Joann Gras suggested making a formal requesting to the Access Group (Joy Hzyny, Richard Allegra, Heather Stone, Caryn Bills, Pat Gill) about repositioning the disability resources link in the left column along with other links. Vote was held and decision was made unanimously to make the request. Peter Berg amended the motion by recommending that the current link that exists above the title for screen readers would remain in place.

· Upcoming CCSPD events & getting the Word Out (Program Subcommittee).
Promotion of events has been conducted through UIC massmail with catchy title/departmental listserv, UIC News bulletin board/events, UIC Announcement, flyer, newspaper advertisement, word of mouth, and sign up list from the previous events. In terms of location, SSB and IIDD had a good turn out and were accessible in the past rather than CIU and CCC. A request to Jewel to sponsor events by providing parking space was discussed.

New business:

· List of Proposed Names for "Advisory" Committee on Chancellor's Statement of Commitment.
David Mitchell reported that CCSPD was asked to give 5-6 potential names of people who might serve on the new "advisory" committee to oversee the implementation and evaluation of the UIC statement of commitment for pwds on campus. CCSPD is supposed to represent "user's perspective" as opposed to the "doer's" administrative perspective. Recommended characteristics may include 1) diversity of background, 2) coverage of variety of areas, and 3) using or requiring the service. The person does not have to be at the university.
David and Larry will gather suggestions via email. Deadline is Jan 17th. Issue was raised about who would decide constituency and the role of the committee. Discussion was held regarding the establishment of this "monitoring" committee without enough input from CCSPD or people with disabilities. With respect to the concerns, co-chairs will request more information on committee constitution and roles with Pat Gill and OAE. This information will be communicated to the committee via internal listserv.

· Key Issues #1: Model Disability Services Office
Overview of information collected on other university disability services offices (Disability Services Subcommittee) - Postponed to next meeting.

· Universal Design Classroom Models for February 14th meeting.
Jamie Owen Daniel was designated as a chair of universal classroom issue subcommittee. Other members include: Joy Hzyny, Sally Bialas-Bittenbinder, Richard Allegra, Peter Berg.

Meeting adjourned at 12:40.

Next meeting:
February 14, 2003 12:00-1:30 at IIDD (1640 W. Roosevelt Road), Room 448

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