AUCD Pre-Conference Workshop on Developing Programs in Disability Studies

Agenda and Power Points

November 11, 2007

Developing Programs in Disability Studies


Date: Sunday, November 11, 2007

Time: 2:00pm - 5:30pm


Across the AUCD network at least 15 University Centers have been involved in establishing academic degree, minor, or certificate programs within the emerging field of Disability Studies.  Many other Centers are interested and actively exploring possibilities to foster programs within their Universities.  This workshop will allow for discussion and information sharing across the AUCD network, primarily concerning issues related to program development.  It will focus on the following topics:


2:00 - 3:00

Process of developing an academic program affiliated with or housed within a University Center


3:15 - 4:15

Structure, funding, faculty support, curriculum, and political challenges


4:30 - 5:30

Marketing, student recruitment, and outcomes of a certificate/degree in Disability Studies