CCSPD Meeting with Chancellor Gislason and Provost Tanner
Minutes – October 10, 2008
Guests: Chancellor Gislason, Provost Tanner, Vice Chancellor Walden
Members: Jerry Lockwood, Scott Friedman, Janis Hayden, Bill Schubert, Darlene Ebel, Mark Goerdert, Ann Barnds, Drew Browning, Sean Plomann (GA), Marsha Cassidy, Peter Berg
Disability Resource Center (DRC)
DRC is becoming a model for other countries.
Efforts should be made to make the DRC more well-known on campus.
We need to be more prepared for vets coming home.
The new website is online.
It has forms, an FAQ section, and links.
Makes the website more accessible for all.
Making UIC More Welcoming
We should make UIC more universally welcoming.
Have audio signals at crosswalks.
Braille for elevators.
Renovations done for Lincoln Hall et al.
ACDC Report is online. It's the Access& Equity website for UIC.
Get survey results back.
Provided by AHEAD.
$2000 per member, $3000 per non-member
PWD seen as assets.
CCSPD& DRC seen as resources for all.
Campus includes all.
Diversity: search, hiring and retention of faculty and students.
UIC needs to be at the forefront of Universal Design& to be a campus that's inviting to everyone.
Inclusive to all.
Welcoming returning disabled veterans
The bar should be raised to become a world renowned for our PhD. Program.
Diversity& inclusiveness of even invisible disabilities. Tune in to invisible disabilities (eg., allergies, PTSD)
Provost said how inclusion is a process& not something that happens overnight.
Follow up to invite Chancellor Gislason, Provost Tanner, and Vice Chancellor Walden for future CCSPD meetings.
Programs to promote Deaf Culture and Autism.
Pool money with different groups.
Create programs which celebrate disability.
Disability Celebration Month rather than Disability Awareness Month.
Players from movie attending, making an appearance.
Snacks first, introductions, movie with discussion after.
Make sure device playing the movie has captioning built in.
Four panelists- 3 microphones and 2 handheld microphones.
The Provost and the Chancellor are invited to the screening.
Dr. Walden wants to come back to talk about the Mission Statement& inclusion of disability.
Chancellor said that the senior administration is committed to Diversity& making UIC welcoming.
New Chancellor is coming January 16, 2009.
Dr. Walden is hoping that the Mission Statement will include disability by beginning of the new year.
CCSP Meeting following the meeting with the Chancellor and Provost
Bill Schubert voted to approve the minutes from the meeting on Sept. 19, 2008. Marsha Cassidy seconded. Ann Barnds abstained from approving the minutes. Motion was approved.
Send a letter to the Provost& the Chancellor thanking them and looking forward to working with them.
Create Awareness& broaden that. Linking Diversity& Disability. Raise Consciousness.