8:30 AM – 10:00 AM –Pre-Conference Registration (Complimentary Grab & Go Breakfast and beverages provided)
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Pre-Conference Workshops (3 options)
12:00 PM – Lunch provided for pre-conference attendees
Pre-Conference Option 1: The Animals Have Now Taken the Field
Matt Hansen, Asst. Dean of Students and Director of Residence Life
Ryan Saddler, Director, Student Disability Services/Diversity
Alyse Schmidt, Service Provider, Student Disability Services
With animal policy continually changing, it can be difficult to navigate the creation and implementation of that policy on college campuses, especially those with student housing. Come to this interactive and engaging session to find out how one institution's policy has evolved over time through the sharing of stories and lessons learned. What stakeholders should be at the table when reviewing/adapting policy? How do each of those individuals benefit by being there? How do you create and implement a policy that will both avoid OCR complaints while meeting the needs of your students? Most importantly, this session will demonstrate how working collaboratively between disability services and residence life can yield win-win results while meeting the sometimes competing needs of your students and institution.
Pre-Conference Option 2: Motivational Interviewing - Moving Students Toward Change
Presenter: Amber Dopler, MSW, LISW, Counselor
Motivational Interviewing is a collaborative and empowering approach to assisting students in moving toward change. The goals of this pre-conference presentation are to provide a basic understanding of the main tenets of Motivational Interviewing and to give attendees ample opportunity to practice Motivational Interviewing skills.
Pre-Conference Option 3: Moving Beyond Compliance to a Mindset of Student Success
Presenter: Janet Peters, Project Coordinator, Educational & Assistive Technology
Increasingly, students with disabilities are attending postsecondary schools. The most recent data from the National Center on Education Statistics indicates that 11.1% of undergraduates reported having a disability. Over time, the number of students with disabilities in higher education has trended upward, at least in part, because of compliance with federal policies and laws. And, compliance is essential, but it’s time to move beyond the compliance mindset to student success as a social justice issue. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is one approach to help schools face the challenges of supporting students with disabilities that comply with federal law, but goes further to promote student success.
This session will offer tips to encourage and support faculty to adopt UDL as a framework that provides opportunities that go beyond accommodation and support learning for all. Session objectives:
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- Participants will understand the difference between accommodations and UDL.
- Participants will learn how to support faculty to incorporate UDL elements into their courses.
- Participants will discuss implementation of UDL across campus to increase persistence, retention, and satisfaction for all learners.