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Chancellor's Committee on the Status Of Persons with Disabilities
Monthly Meeting Minutes
December 13, 2002
IIDD Room 448
(Chaired by Larry Voss)


Members Present: David Mitchell, Larry Voss, Sally Bialas-Bittenbinder, Lucy Cotugno, Mariana Cuceu, Jamie Owen Daniel, Joann Gras, Beth Marks, Elyse Nowak, Terri Thrower, Eunjung Kim (graduate assistant)
Guests: Caryn Bills, OAE, Joy Hyzny, ODS, Lowell M. Seida, Chicago Boat Club
Excused Absences: Robin Jones, Peter Berg, Erick Lopez, Carol Gill, Richard Larson, Zakiyyah Wahid
Meeting called to order: By Larry Voss
Approval of minutes: Minutes from November 8, 2002 meeting were approved.

New business:

· CCSPD meeting day/time for Spring Semester 2003
The committee determined that future meetings will be held on the second Friday of the month from 11:00 am. to 12:30 pm. for 2003. Scheduled meeting dates are January 10th, February 14th, March 14th, April 11th, May 9th, June 13th, July 11th, and August 8th. Location will be in IIDD, Room 448 unless otherwise noticed.

· CCSPD web page link for reporting UIC access issues
The Access Committee in the Dept. of Disability & Human Development (DHD) planned to have a web-based reporting system for accessibility issues. DHD contacted Larry Voss suggesting a link between the DHD home page and CCSPD home page which would host the reporting link. Discussion was held regarding filing access problems and follow-up response. The purpose of filing problems would involve a collection mechanism for accumulating evidence and keeping track of access problems rather than taking on the university's responsibility of immediate action. Problems will be passed on to appropriate offices concerning violations or insufficiencies. The Website and Promotion subcommittee will be developing the form to gather access input & DHD computer support staff will facilitate making this form available on the CCSPD home page.

· Report on email correspondence & meeting with Pat Gill concerning release of Chancellor's "Statement of Commitment"
Discussion was held regarding the release of the Chancellor's Statement of Commitment to Persons with Disabilities and Patricia Gill's plan to organize a small executive group coordinating several subcommittees to monitor progress on the Statement of Commitment's goals. Gill hoped to make announcements regarding these matters at the end of January. The title of the group was not yet composed. CCSPD co-chairs expressed concerns regarding the efficacy of this extensive subcommittee structure and suggested having a smaller committee consisting of people with disabilities and university & non-university personnel with disability expertise. At this point discussions are continuing.

· Status Co-chairs "Common Ground" meetings
Larry reported on the Chancellor's Status Committees Co-chairs meeting. The decision was made to accept the proposal by this committee that would hold a joint Awards Reception which would allow each Status Committee to:

1. Each committee will have the opportunity to have one or two awards presented at the reception. The event will be held in the first week of April.
2. There will also be one common award given by all status committees for outstanding service.

Old Business:
· CCSPD banner
The plan to purchase 8' by 3' banner for a cost of $283 was reviewed. The decision was made that lettering on the banner be non-italic and bold font, cleanable vinyl with a recognizable color contrast and the UIC logo. Various color formats were presented and Larry will evaluate the possible options available before ordering the banner.

· "Key Issues" concept revisited
David explained that the intention of establishing key issues for the year was to make general committee more involved as a whole. Subcommittee structure will be maintained to provide information and service regarding potential actions and background. This year's key issues will be: 1) Model Disability Services Office; 2) Universal Design; 3) Accessible Campus Transportation.

Subcommittee Reports:

· Treasurer's Report
Lucy Cotugno reported that there was $8,800 left in the budget. We have reserved money specifically targeted for Chancellors' committees award to be presented at April reception.

· Cultural Event/Program Committee Report
A written report was submitted by Joann Gras. Joann reported that the Movie Night held on November 13th was a great success with a good turn out and full accessibility including audio description, sign language interpretation, and captioning.

In January, CCSPD will hold a reception to publicize the Chancellor's Statement of commitment. This event would be open to the non -UIC community also. Recommended speakers were discussed. This event would be coordinated with future publicity efforts by the Chancellor's Office & the Office of Access & Equity announcing the Statement.


· DSU/Student Update
Terri reported that the election of the President will be held at the next DSU meeting. It was reported that DSU hopes to coordinate with CCSPD for future DSU recruitment efforts and to explore co-sponsoring events.

· Disability Services Model Committee Report
A written report was submitted by Carol Gill. By May, the subcommittee will be prepared to do full presentation. The committee will present materials gathered last year on other existing disability service models at the next meeting.

· Report from the Office of Access and Equity-Campus Issues
Caryn Bills reported on the accessibility of a student lounge area on the second floor of UH and asked committee's input.

Adjournment
Meeting adjourned at 12:40.

Next meeting:
January 10, 2003 11:00-12:30 at IIDD (1640 W. Roosevelt Road), Room 448

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