2022 Virtual Mini-Conference

AHEAD Equity & Excellence Access in Higher Education

AHEAD Virtual Mini-Conference

August 2-4, 2022

Schedule (All times Eastern time zone)

Tuesday, August 2

Noon – 1:30 Block V1 (2 concurrent sessions)

  • V1.1: Legal Year in Review
  • V1.2: Fostering a Positive Office Culture as a Leader

1:30 – 2:00 Break

2:00 – 3:00 Block V2 (3 concurrent sessions)

  • V2.1: Meeting Faculty in their Domain: Collaboration Tips and Techniques for Increasing Accessibility within the Classroom
  • V2.2: Discussion and Collaboration on Accommodating Students with Sensory Disabilities Since COVID
  • V3.3: Examining NonDisabled Privilege in Disability and Higher Education

3:00 – 3:30 Break

3:30 – 5:00 Block V3 (3 concurrent sessions)

  • V3.1: What Is the True Barrier Here? Collaborating With Students to Accurately Assess Their Access Issues
  • V3.2: AHEAD FAILCON: Preparing For Your Next Mistake
  • V2.3: Equitable Crisis Management Practices: The Importance of Collaboration Between Disability Services, Case Management, & Community Standards

Wednesday, August 3

Noon – 1:30 Block V4 (2 concurrent sessions)

  • V4.1: OCR Year in Review
  • V4.2: The State of Disability Inclusion and Practice in Health and Allied Health Professions

1:30 – 2:00 Break

2:00 – 3:00 Block V5 (3 concurrent sessions)

  • V5.1: Disability Services and Housing Services: A Powerful Team
  • V5.2: After the Lockdown: The Perceptions, Experiences, and Real Time Decisions of Disability Resource Professionals Made to Support Disabled Students
  • V5.3: Disability and Critical Race Theory: How DisCrit Helps Disability Professionals Change Higher Education

3:00 – 3:30 Break

3:30 – 5:00 Block V6 (3 concurrent sessions)

  • V6.1: Mind Your Ps & Qs: The Importance of (P)rocesses and (Q)uestions in Creating Effective Office Practice
  • V6.2: Evaluating Requests for Remote Instruction: Are They Reasonable?
  • V6.3: The Equity Office as a Partner - How to Increase Student Access and Effectuate Disability Compliance

Thursday, August 4

Noon – 1:30 Block V7 (3 concurrent sessions)

  • V7.1: A Guiding Framework for Decision Making: A Three-Step Process for Simple to Complex Situations
  • V7.2: New Challenges and Solutions for Math Success Focusing on Student with SLD, ADHD. TBI, PTS, LI, ID, and Autism: Learning
  • V7.3: Doing the Work: Building Explicit Anti-Racism into the Practices of Your Disability Services Office

1:30 – 2:00 Break

2:00 – 3:00 Block V8 (3 concurrent sessions)

  • V8.1: Digital Access/Audio Description
  • V8.2:  Applying a Curricular Lens to Disability Services
  • V8.3: Shifting from Compliance to a Culture of Inclusion: a Four-Step AP Approach to Disability Inclusion

3:00 – 3:30 Break

3:30 – 5:00 Block V9 (3 concurrent sessions)

  • V9.1: Developing a Common, Shareable Accessibility Rubric for Educational Technology
  • V9.2: Leave of Absence Practices & Policies: Promoting Parity & Positive Mental Health
  • V9.3: From Words to Action: A Mentoring Program Geared Toward Black, Neurodivergent College Students

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