According to the U.S. Department of Education, “Ensuring Equal Access to Educational Resources for All Students is of the utmost priority. All students deserve equal access to educational resources like academic and extracurricular programs, strong teaching, facilities, technology, and instructional materials, no matter their race, color, or national origin.
The access to a college education has been in the news often as of late, and in various forms. But access isn’t just affordability and recruitment. Sometimes the vary instruments that are created to help students sometimes get in the way of those with special needs. Public colleges and universities in the US are legally required to make both digital and physical environments on campus accessible to people with disabilities (under Title II of the ADA), and Title III applies most of the access rights to private institutions.
To level the playing field and to create an educational environment that is as equal and accessible as possible, legislation such as Title IX, The American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its various components. These items have been in existence for many years, but the recent Trump administration and the accompanying changes that came with it have placed all of those items in a different light. This presentation will give particular insight into how Federal guidelines and legislation are at the heard of college access.
- Gain an understanding as to how access is vital to educational success .
- Understand how Title IX has been used, and is being used, as a tool for educational safety
- Examine recent changes related to sections 504 and 508.
- Develop a model for access that works for both public and private institutions.
- Discuss Best Practices to ensure institutional compliance and access for 2018 and beyond
Why You Should Attend:
For employees and students of two year, four year, public and private institutions, increasing reports of ADA and Title IX violations on college campuses across the nation have brought the subject to the forefront of the educational discussion. No matter whether the debate centers on violations increasing in frequency, or more technology that needs to be covered, it is an issue that must be addressed.
Access to education is possibly the paramount factor facing today’s higher education community. Anything that hinders that access is a detriment to the educational path of a student. ADA and Title IX are both mechanisms whereby the access to education is guaranteed to all students at colleges and universities. When questions arise that reflect light and sometimes darkness on those two pieces of legislation, it is important for all higher education stakeholders to understand what they can do to help their students.
This presentation will assist in creating plans and models aimed at improving and ensuring access. Through education, training, ongoing dialogue, a clear plan can be developed for the attending colleges and personnel. With this plan comes a deliberate shaping of campus culture. These are just some of the reasons persons need to tune into this webinar. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos scrapped federal rules that were created under President Barack Obama and replaced them with interim guidance while the Education Department crafts new ones. Among other changes, her guidance allows schools to use a higher standard of evidence for reviewing complaints than the previous rules allowed.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
- Title IX Coordinators
- Coordinators of ADA offices
- Deans of Students
- Institutional Equity Officers
- Campus Law Enforcement
- Academic Counsellors
- Student Affairs
- Student service