AHEAD 2016: Lunch and Learn Sessions

Grab a lunch from our on-site vendor and join us for educational programming during the lunch hour on Wednesday and Thursday, 12:30 – 2:00. No pre-registration is required. Additional titles will be available with details available on-site in Indianapolis.

Wednesday: Lunch and Learn

L&L1 Eye to Eye: Utilizing Mentoring to Promote Engagement in Students with Disabilities

Marcus Soutra-Eye to Eye
Lisa Fronckowiak-SUNY Buffalo State
Eye to Eye Dipl TBD

This session highlights lessons learned from Eye to Eye's decade of mobilizing college student with learning disabilities and ADHD across dozens of college campuses, featuring the voices of Eye to Eye staff, a Disability Service Director, and a student.

Audience: All Learning and Engagement

L&L2 Tools to Retain Students and Support Universal Design on Your Campus

Paul Brown, Texthelp

As many as 60% of students entering the Higher Education setting are not prepared to succeed. Fortunately, technology can help. This fast-paced session will share the top tools needed by struggling learners, ideas for increasing usage of the tools across campus and tips for making sure materials are accessible.

L&L3 Supporting College Students with Diabetes: Accommodations, Concerns, and Resources

Emily Ike, The College Diabetes Network
Stacey Cunnington, The College Diabetes Network

As a disability service coordinator, you may have questions about how to best support students with diabetes. Come to the College Diabetes Network Lunch and Learn to discuss questions, concerns, and accommodation. We’ll share resources to help you best support this population of students.

L&L4 Student Learning Outcomes in Disability Service Practices

Jean Ashmore, AHEAD Representative to CAS
Ann Knettler-Smith, Drexel University
Sally Scott, AHEAD

Bring your lunch for a discussion about disability offices’ use of student learning and development outcomes. Learn what AHEAD members are doing in this area, based on member input from a spring semester survey. Share your experiences, frustrations, and curiosities about this topic. DS offices are often expected to utilize a student outcome model in service delivery, and this lunch and learn session will give you excellent grounding to tackle the challenges.

L&L5 How to Increase Student GPA and Retention by Improving How Students Take Notes

Dave Tucker, Sonocent LLC

Drawing on examples from academic institutions that have implemented the latest audio-editing technology to increase GPA and student retention, this session will show how note-taking is absolutely intrinsic to learning and academic success for students, particularly those students with learning disabilities who can find taking effective notes independently especially challenging.

Thursday: Lunch and Learn

L&L6 Web Accessibility: Converting PDFs to WCAG 2.0 Compliant HTML

Patrick McGovern, Onix

In this workshop we will share best practices for web accessibility from a variety of universities and review various strategies and use cases for converting and publishing PDF documents to WCAG compliant HTML. Attendees will learn how the Equidox tool can streamline processes to enhance disability services management and ensure online course accessibility.

L&L7 Writing for the AHEAD Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability

Roger Wessel, Executive Editor, Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability (JPED)

Researchers and practitioners in the disability, technology, career and higher education fields, among others, regularly submit manuscripts to the JPED. This session is designed for those who are considering writing articles for the Journal and will include a review of current topics, what the JPED Editorial Board looks for in successful articles and a walk-through of the manuscript submission process.

L&L8 The National Center for College Students with Disabilities

Wendy Harbour, NCCSD

In Fall 2015 AHEAD was awarded FIPSE funding to establish the NCCSD. The creation of the Center fulfills a requirement in the Higher Education Act to offer a clearinghouse of information and training to help students better navigate higher education. Come learn about the first steps the NCCSD is taking in its outreach to college students, parents, higher education professionals, faculty, researchers and policymakers. We will introduce you to the online clearinghouse, which you can share with prospective and current college students along with upcoming plans for the NCCSD.

L&L9 Bringing Mentees and Mentors together in a National Mentoring Network

Jamboor K. Vishwanatha, National Research Mentoring Network

The session will inform participants of the importance of engaging in mentorship and networking. Additionally, participants will receive information about the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN), which is a network that provides all trainees across the biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences with evidence-based mentorship, networking and professional development.

L&L10 Clockwork for Student Services

George Melendy, Microscience Learning 4 All

Clockwork Enterprise Solutions is a comprehensive management system for disability service offices. Clockwork provides a single solution to supporting the complex coordination and record-keeping needs of disability resource offices in post-secondary environments throughout the United States and Canada. Learn how counselors and administrators can streamline management of Disability Services Departments and accelerate productivity through this simple but powerful application.