Wednesday, 24 Oct 2018
There is a lot of information (and misinformation) out there about what institutions need to do to ensure that their online courses are accessible to all students, including those with disabilities. It can be overwhelming, especially when the stakes seem so high and the path forward is as clear as mud. Let's take a look at the most common myths about accessibility to debunk them as well as strategize how best to address them.
This workshop will provide a deeper understanding of how each of us presents ourselves to those around us and valuable information that will allow us to make specific choices to ensure that we have the best possible interactions and exchanges.
Anne Clifford is the Msgr. James A. Supple Chair in Catholic Studies at Iowa State.
Sunday, 28 Oct 2018
This Milonga (dance party) is a multi-level class with lots of time to enjoy the music and dance. From 4-5pm, moves for beginners are introduced with a different figure each week along with techniques for better dancing. From 5-7pm, the floor is yours for dancing under the guidance of Valerie Williams, and for working with different partners. An intermediate level figure will also be introduced during this time.
Monday, 29 Oct 2018
Online event, How Can We Interrupt and Mitigate Implicit Bias When We Witness It? (CIRTLCast Series - Part 4 of 4)
Reducing implicit bias and promoting diversity in STEM is a science and innovation, workforce, and economic imperative (OSTP & OPM, 2016). While the first three sessions of this CIRTLCast series laid the foundation for understanding implicit bias in STEM higher education, in this final session, we will discuss recommendations for interrupting and mitigating implicit bias.
Stop by for giveaways, information, discussion and refreshments. Part of Disability Awareness Week. #disabilityrights #humanrights
"What About Graduate and Professional Students with Medical Conditions/Disabilities?" An information session with a student panel.
Tuesday, 30 Oct 2018
"Beyond Accommodations: An Introduction to Disability Studies," Dan Van Sant, staff advocate at Disability Rights Iowa, will talk about : ableism as a form of oppression, how ableism is deeply entrenched in our culture/language, and the idea that disability is more than accommodations -- it is a way of existing in the world, similar to other forms of diversity. Part of Disability Awareness Week.
Many instructors consciously avoid controversial issues in the classroom because of the difficulty involved in managing heated discussions. However, controversy can be a useful, powerful, and memorable tool to promote learning. This conversation will provide instructors with resources to facilitate classroom discussion around controversial issues including the O.T.F.D. (Open The Front Door) and A.C.T.I.O.N. communication frameworks.
Stop by to meet members of the Alliance for Disability Awareness student organization.
Wednesday, 31 Oct 2018
As a part of "The Year of Accessibility", the Online Learning Consortium and WCET continue to collaborate to bring our communities resources on the topic of accessibility.
"Introduction to Social Justice Models of Disability," Julie Alexander, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.