Enhancing Faculty Knowledge and Practices Related to Students with Disabilities in Higher Education

Monday, July 11, 2011- Monday, July 11, 2011
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Seattle Sheraton

Please join us in San Jose or Seattle for a Summer Institute focused on leadership in the area of postsecondary faculty development concerning students with disabilities and other diverse learners. The Institutes are pre half-day events to the Society for Disability Studies Conference (San Jose) and the Association of Higher Education And Disability Conference (Seattle). Registration for the main conference is encouraged but not required to participate in the Institutes. More information and online registration can be accessed at www.ist.hawaii.edu

Who Should Attend: Professional Development Personnel, Disability Support Personnel, Faculty and Staff at Institutions of Higher Education who are interested in improving faculty and institutional awareness about disability.

Topic: This half-day Capacity Building Institute will focus on implementation of a model training program developed at the University of Hawai'i that enhances faculty awareness and skills related to students with disabilities. The model program focuses on three key topics: (a) Universal Design for Learning, (b) Cultural Diversity, and (c) Mentoring. Participants in the Institute will view a presentation about the training modules, and explore strategies for enhancing faculty development programs and education efforts to better integrate disability awareness and disability studies concepts into the postsecondary classroom.

 Cost: $50.00 per participant. Pre-Registration Required.