Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities

Monthly Meeting Minutes

January 16, 2004

DHSP Building, Room 448

(Chaired by Larry Voss & David Mitchell)

Members present : Terri Thrower, Heather Stone, Beth Marks, Joy Hammel, Sally Bialas-Bittenbinder, Kelly Munger, Carlos Drazen, Robin Jones, David Mitchell, Drew Browning, Peter Berg, Carol Gill and Larry Voss (via phone), Eunjung Kim (grad assis.)

Guests : Kim Charles (Office of Public Affairs), Edward Brown (OCP), Marsha Cassidy (English Dept.) Caryn Bills (OAE), Joy Hzyny (ODS), Heather Stout (ODS)

Meeting called to order : By David Mitchell

Approval of agenda :

•  A motion to approve the meeting agenda was made by Peter Berg and seconded by Joy Hammel. Approved unanimously.

Approval of minutes :

•  A motion to approve the meeting minutes from November 21, 2003 wa s made by Carlos Drazen, seconded by Kelly Munger and carried unanimously.

New business :

•  Robin Jones drafted a revision of the bylaws and brought to the committee.

•  Discussion was held regarding the subcommittee structure and listserv vote.

Agreement was reached requiring a two-week period for reviewing the proposed changes & to submit any additional proposals followed by four days to vote via the listserv.

•  Kim Charles explained the UIC website structure and addressed specific guidelines on the site's construction. The committee voiced concerns with the location of disability resources and suggested it be moved to the main menu column.

•  Kim Charles promised to take the committee's concerns into consideration and to send written website guidelines to the committee upon Carol Gill's request.

•  David brought up the fact that ODS is not allowing classes that use real-time captioning as a disability accommodation to retain transcripts. He suggested that the captioning transcripts should be released to the classes that produce them since there is no written policy preventing it.

•  Discussion was held regarding the nature of the accommodation, cost and the criteria of eligibility with Heather Stout from ODS.

•  The request was made that ODS make transcripts available to the students who use real-time captioning.


•  Treasurer's report

Robin reported that the committee currently has $1,647 in undesignated funds out of the total of budget of $19,800.

•  Program Subcommittee

1. Peter reported that a meeting with other Chancellor's Committees had been held to discuss joint cultural events for the spring but there was no interest. Peter announced the showing of “F**k the Disabled” with Greg Walloch on February 4 th from 4:00 to 6:30 in the DHSP Auditorium. The written Program Committee report was submitted.

2. Vote for Program Budget held via Listserv.

Peter asked for approval for approval of funds $2800 to undertake February 4 th event. Larry posted the proposal to Internal listserv on January 5 th , 2004. The proposal was approved with twelve affirmative votes held on January 5 th and 6 th .

Adjournment : Meeting Adjourned at 1:15 p.m.

Next meeting : March 19, 2004

11:30 – 1:00 at DHSP (1640 W. Roosevelt), Room 448

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