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An interactive workshop designed for supervisors and faculty to learn about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will be facilitated by Susan Swegle, assistant director of Training, Education and Outreach Programs on Tuesday, June 27, from 1-3 p.m., in Altgeld Hall, Room 125. This workshop will provide information on protected categories, when to contact the...
Affirmative Action and Equity Compliance will be hosting “Meeting the Needs of Those Who are Differently Abled” on Tuesday, March 28, 1-2:30 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center, University Suite. Supervisors and faculty will learn about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Specifically, they will learn about what the protected categories are, when to contact...
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An employee in the office receives a flexible time schedule, much to the irritation of her coworkers, who must stick to the 9-to-5 regimen. Because she often arrives an hour or two after everyone else, peers are forced to re-arrange daily meeting schedules. They feel it’s unfair and inequitable. What this woman’s coworkers don’t know...
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All those who use the Blackboard course management system to teach at NIU might notice that a new item has been added to their “My Courses” module. In addition to a listing of courses taught, a new resource has been added to help ensure online courses are more accessible to students. This resource is a...
Greg Long
Federal mandates are requiring post-secondary institutions across the country to implement best practices to increase access, reduce barriers and achieve greater success with a diverse student body. This is particularly important as NIU enrolls a greater numbers of older students, veterans and second-language learners. These students represent a myriad of social, economic and cultural backgrounds....
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According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, 11.3 percent of undergraduates have a disability. Statistically, that makes it probable that faculty and staff are interacting with students with disabilities every day. Many of these students have disabilities that are not readily apparent, as referenced by the DO-IT Center at the University of Washington. This can...