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The Chancellor's Committee on the Status of
Persons with Disabilities

Monthly Meeting Minutes

Friday, April 15, 2005 (11:30-1:00)
DHSP Building, 1640 W. Roosevelt Road, Room 448
Chaired by: Peter Berg and Larry Voss

Members Present: Vandana Chaudhry, Katie Keiling, Peter Berg, Larry Voss, Caryn Bills, David Mitchell, Carol Gill, Janis Hayden, Kelly Munger, Kavitha Padmanabhan (Graduate Assistant)

Guests: Eynat Shevil (DIS)

Meeting called to order by: Larry Voss/ Peter Berg

Approval of Minutes: Minutes of February 18th 2005, meeting were approved with suggestion for a minor revision, unanimously.


Treasurer's Report:
No reports were available since Robin was not present.


New Business

• Disability Resource Center Recommendation – Carol/Peter/Robin

Peter sent Pat Gill an email but has not heard form them yet. Carol suggested that recommendations to the Task Force should be that the major part of their services be expanded to provide accessibility not only to the students but also the faculty and staff, not only at the resource center but at a place that would be proactive and help dissemination of information across campus recognizing people with disabilities as a viable constituency.

Caryn addressed the online complaints and there were 4-5 complaints per month with some months having less than 5. They were broken into basic categories that were prominent in focus. Complaints ranged from having inaccessible doors to shuttle buses and lift issues as well as snow removal. Complaints were addressed in a timely manner. Suggestions were made to change the outcomes of the problems addressed from open/ closed to resolved, pending, addressed etc.

Peter said that Pat Gill (ODS) responded to the letter addressing concerns of the Status of ODS and issues regarding the new buses.
The ODS did not want to make significant changes until they got the report from the task force, the decisions regarding which have not been made yet.

The co-chairs announced that any correspondence, webpage changes, announcements, etc. need to be approved by the co-chairs before they are sent out or used for advertisement. Also any payments made via Office of Access and Equity need to be signed by co-chairs.

The Office of Access and Equity requested a list of 20 nominees, including the recommendation for co-chairs, to be submitted by May 2, 2005. From that list they would choose 16 members. The Chancellor’s suggestions of recruiting people from the East Campus will be considered.

Old Business

• Review website updates

The Graduate Assistant under the guidance of Larry Voss will update Website.

Reports:----

• Program Committee – Janis
Janis gave an account of April 11th Event and mentioned that the Event was a success. Suggestions were also made that David Mitchell should send drafts of Thank You letters to the co-chairs and send it out after the co-chairs review it.

• DSU Report – Kelly

Adjournment: The motion was adjourn was made by David and seconded by Janis Hayden.


Next meeting: The next meeting of CCSPD will be held on May 20, 11.30 am to 1.00 pm in Room 448 DHSP Building, 1640 W Roosevelt Street.

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