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Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities

Monthly Meeting Minutes

October 11, 2004

DHSP Building , Room 448

(Chaired by Larry Voss)

 

 

Members present : Larry Voss, Peter Berg, David Mitchell, Kelly Munger, Drew Browning, Carol Gill, Sabryna Cornish, Katie Keiling, Janis Hayden, Jeff Lewis, Eunjung Kim (graduate assistant)

 

Guests : Joy Hzyny (ODS), Caryn Bills (OAE), Sharon Lamp (DIS)

 

Excused Absence : Sally Bialas, Robin Jones, Claire Seryak

 

Meeting called to order : By Larry Voss

 

Approval of agenda :

•  A motion to approve the meeting agenda was made by Janis and seconded by David. Approved unanimously.

 

Approval of minutes :

•  A motion to approve the meeting minutes from May 21, 2004 wa s made by Carol, seconded by Janis and approved un animously.

 

Treasurer's Report and Bylaws Update

Robin submitted the Treasurer's report and it was distributed with CCSPD bylaws to the committee. Carol explained that a campus wide survey was planned in order to have adequate written documentation and information from people with disabilities at UIC. $1,800 was earmarked for the survey. Larry suggested that an ad-hoc committee be formed to work on this survey.

 

New business :

Peter explained the sub-committee structure. Sub-committees consist of Disability Service Model, Program, and Access. David suggested that chairs of the sub-committees would be decided by vote. The recruitment of the members for the sub-committee would be done via listserv.

 

Larry announced that there will be a meeting with Chancellor Manning and Provost Tanner on November 19 th Friday from 1:00-1:45

 

 

 

Continuing executive committee members are Larry, Peter, and Carol (with Robin as Treasurer in advisory role). Jeff, Drew, and David were nominated to fill the faculty representative position. Jeff and Drew declined. Drew was nominated as an alternate member. Janis made a motion to approve David as an executive member and Drew as an alternate member and Jeff seconded the nmotion. The motion was passed by acclamation. Vandana and Katie were nominated for the student executive committee member position. Secret vote was held and Katie won by majority vote.

 

The committee agreed to meet on the third Friday of the every month from 11:30 to 1:00.

 

The Office of Women's Affairs requested sponsorship of $100 for the conference “Why Race Matters in the Domestic Violence Movement” on November 10, 2004. Discussion was held regarding the disability awareness of the conference. David made a motion to approve and Janis seconded. The motion was approved unanimously.

 

 

Old Business

In July, Sally and Terri Thrower promoted the committee at the event for incoming students and distributed highlighters, key chains, pendants and ADA related materials.

 

 

Reports

•  DSU Report

Kelly reported that DSU participated in stopping ODS director hiring procedure. DSU would volunteer in ODS on every Tuesday 2:00pm to fill out the shortage of the disability services in the meantime.

 

•  Advisory Committee on Disability Commitment

Drew reported that the committee drafted a report with ten recommendations that would be submitted to the Chancellor. The draft would be circulated via CCSPD listserv for members to review.

 

•  Committee for Disability Center

Carol reported that she and Kelly Munger, Tamar Heller, Toby Tae, Peter Berg, and Robin Jones are on the "task force" to develop a vision for the new Disability Resource Center . Katie requested an update after the first meeting of thisgroup. Carol agreed to post an update to the listserv.

 

 

Open Forum – Inaccessible Shuttle Bus

Sharon Lamp asked to report on an issue regarding the fixed-route campus shuttle's inaccessibility due to the gap on the sides of the lift. She reported that she had been injured last month and filed a complaint without a reply. She suggested that the accessibility sign be removed from the bus and that alternative service such as motor pool be available until this safety issue is remedied. She also suggested that identification numbers be posted inside of each bus. Serious concerns were raised on this matter and discussion was held. Sharon agreed to send the copy of her complaint to co-chairs. Carol made a motion to authorize the co-chairs to invite Pablo Acevedo from the transportation department to the next CCSPD meeting to discuss this issue. This motion was approved by committee members.

 

Listserv Vote on Appeal to Stop ODS Director Search

Larry posted a message to the listserv on August 4 th requesting to vote on sending a letter to Dr. Henley to postpone the search for ODS director until it can be adequately conducted (and funded), and to explore temporary alternatives for providing services for Fall 2004. It was approved by majority vote.

 

Adjournment : Meeting Adjourned at 1:20 p.m.

Next meeting : November 19 , 2004

11:30 – 1:45 at DHSP (1640 W. Roosevelt ), Room 448

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