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ERIC Number: ED449774
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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Model for Campus-Wide Faculty and Staff Development on the Institutional, Faculty, and Staff Rights and Responsibilities Regarding Students with Disabilities.
Morehouse, Percy A.; Becker, George; McGill, Lisa; Combs, Lee
This paper describes the process by which Metropolitan State College of Denver (MSCD), Colorado, developed a training program for faculty and staff to inform them about the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The process developed by this college can serve as a model for others. The most important single factor in program success was determined to be the involvement of all levels of the institution. At MSCD, the process began with the involvement of the college president, who appointed a task force to study the moral, educational, and legal issues involved in providing the best reasonable education to students with disabilities. Training sessions were developed and presented, emphasizing the role of the campus Office of Disability Services and the roles of the faculty, department chairs, the Student ADA Coordinator, the Equal Opportunity Officer, and the college attorney. During the 1998-1999 school year, approximately 36 ADA workshops were held for faculty, and approximately 95% of the faculty attended workshops. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990