Explore the Intersections Between the ADA, Accessibility & Student Conduct So You Can Ensure Fair Processes for All
Part of every student’s transition into the community and overarching developmental journey is navigating a new environment with new rules and expectations. Occasionally, issues happen and development necessarily includes engagement with the student conduct system, from general conduct through academic standards through Title IX. Engagement in those processes requires ADA accommodation and attendant care, just as all other areas of the institution require accommodations to ensure access.
Understanding and complying with federal laws and regulations around accommodations is no longer just the responsibility of legal counsel. Every area of campus plays a role in ensuring your institution is compliant with federal and state laws and Student Affairs, including student conduct, plays a large part in that. Help your staff members understand their legal responsibilities, focus on equity and justice for every disability, and collaborate with key resources on campus so they can provide navigable processes that contribute to students’ academic success and development.
Join our campus experts to explore the intersections between the ADA, accessibility and student conduct.
Ensure that your students with disabilities are successful in the navigation of student conduct processes. Our expert presenter will help your team keep this student population engaged, ensure there is an equal opportunity for success in learning and development, and that you are doing everything you need to keep your institution compliant.
You will take away critical, actionable tools that will help you:
- Gain the necessary knowledge to comply with each of the federal laws dealing with accessibility in the student conduct process – avoid a legal quagmire caused by confusion and lack of confidence about how to proceed.
- Create policies and procedures to protect your institution's mission and ensure a healthy, supportive learning community – provide appropriate options that will engage and support students in the conduct system in need of accommodations.
- Provide staff skill development regarding a trauma-informed hearing setting as well as individual and systemic approaches while recognizing compliance sets the floor for requirements – draw from knowledge of intersectionality and experience and the compounding effect on disabled individuals.
- Provide staff with systematic “gatekeeper” training to help everyone recognize and respond to students in need of accommodations and resources – in recognizing accommodation needs, develop relationships with university and community partners to support those needs through assistive technology, universal design and other appropriate accommodations.
- Proactively incorporate ADA standards into conduct practices and procedures – foster an affirming and supportive environment for all students so that you can support their development as members of the campus community.
Butterfly Blaise Boire is the Civil Rights & Title IX Coordinator at Middlebury College in VT.
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Zyaijah Nadler (she/her) is the Program Coordinator for Prevention Education at Barnard College.
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Included When You Purchase
- 90-minute online session with carefully selected expert(s)
- Unlimited access to view webinar recording on demand
- Materials for your team (handouts, discussion questions, etc.)
- Certificate of completion for each participant
- Weekly newsletter – What's Working on Campus
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