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

Meeting Minutes
Friday, September 21, 2007 (1:00-2:30)
DHSP Building, 1640 W. Roosevelt Road, Room 448

Chaired by:  Peter Berg and Carol Gill


Members Present:
Dariusz Barwacz
Drew Browning
Larry Voss
Bill Shubert
Anne Hopkins
Marsha Cassidy
Janet Smith
Peter Berg
Ann Barnds
Darlene Ebel
Ed Garay
Teresa Sullivan
Janis Hayden

Excused Members:
Sheilia G Martinotti
Alanna O’Connor
Jane K. Burke-Miller

Ed Brown
Eric Swirsky
George Terzakis

Agenda approved


Agreed to not having meetings on holidays, but will continue to meet from 1-2:30pm on the third friday of every month unless conflict.

Discussion of annual meeting with provost and chancellor
            Dates of possible meeting times will be sent out to members
            Meeting only open to members and used as that month’s CCSPD meeting
            1 hour given for meeting
            Need to address high priority issues
                        The OAE hasn’t made commitment report
                        Commitment statement should be an administrative duty and not pushed off on resources such as the DRC
                        Discuss UIC’s commitment to universal design
            How do we move forward with the Chancellor’s office now that Manning will bE leaving in December
                        Need to have someone in the search process for new chancellor
                        Marsha will find out what the process is of choosing a new chancellor
            Find out what the chancellor’s real level of commitment is- does it stop at the law?

Discussion about small building committee
            Renovating Lincoln Hall - 40 min dollar project
                        Changed the term universal to sustainable - actions don’t hold true to university’s commitment to universal design
                        The 3rd floor will not be made accessible - would cost too much to put in an elevator
                        Making 3rd floor accessible would be making the campus sustainable because the population of people with disabilities is growing
            Need to be involved in planning before the job is funded
                        Users need to be involved earlier in architecture projects on campus
            Project managers should be instructed on access issues so that architects are educated
                        Universal design is top priority

Executive committee voted on
            Janis will be staff member
            Martha will be faculty member

Subcommittees discussed
            Survey committee is closed to new members - too far along in process at this stage to accept new members
            All other committees are open
            Email Annie with what committee you want to join
            All members must be on a committee

Discussed developing private folder for members to log into

Survey Committee
            A lot of talent present in committee
            Will possibly be purchasing survey from AHEAD to use (staff, faculty, students)
            Diversity committee believes survey will help guide university and help drc
Ajournment- 2:40