NEW online course for staff and faculty: Animals on Campus

Student walking a service dog

Animals on Campus: Understanding Policy 6.26
Now available in Learner Web for PD credit for staff and faculty!
Launch the course now!

Take this interactive course to learn about your responsibilities as an employee if a student brings a service animal to campus.

Course description:

Upon completion of the course, learners will be able to recognize the guidelines of the Animals on Campus Policy, 6.26 and apply the guidelines of the policy to scenarios presented in the course. Learners will participate in an interactive course that will address the following Learning Outcomes: I. Learners will recognize the definition of a service animal II. Learners will demonstrate how to locate the Animal’s on Campus Policy (6.26) on the CPCC website III. Learners will analyze scenarios involving students and service animals and apply the Animals on Campus Policy to the scenarios IV. Learners will practice the process of submitting a report of a concern/issue of an animal on campus.

If you ever have questions or concerns about animals on campus, please contact Disability Services, 704-330-6621 or disability.counselingservices@cpcc.edu

 

ADA Scenarios Presentation for Staff and Faculty

DISABILITY SERVICES PRESENTS

ADA SCENARIOS:

HELPING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES EXPLORE SOLUTIONS TO OVERCOME BARRIERS

Disability Counselor talking with a student who is using a wheel chair

 

Staff and faculty, please join us for an experiential learning opportunity! Presenters will highlight various disability cases and discuss the outcomes of each. Upon completion learners will increase their knowledge and level of comfort when responding to students with disabilities.

Sign up in Learner Web now to attend for PD credit!

Central Campus               February 9th from 1-2:30pm

Harper Campus                February 21st from 1-2:30pm

Harris Campus                  March 30th from 1-2:30pm

 

Learn more about Disability Services by participating in “A Day in the Life of Students with Disabilities”

Faculty and Staff, do you want to learn more about the process for students to request academic accommodations? Then we have the course for you!

A Day in the Life of Students with Disabilities Disability Counselor talking with a student who is using a wheel chair

  • Experiential course
  • Self-paced
  • Sign up in Learner Web
  • Offered during the months of October, November, January, February, March and April 2016-2017
  • 2 PD credits

Visit Learner Web to learn more and sign up! Please contact us if you have any questions!

 

Disability Awareness and TBI Training, Friday September 16th for PD credit!

Tilting at Windmills: Training in Disability Awareness
Presented by the NC Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Hosted by CPCC Disability Services
Friday September 16th, 9-11:30am
Hall building rooms 215/216

Schedule of Trainings:

9-10am: Pick a Disability
Purpose:
This session is designed to increase your confidence in your ability to work and interact with people with disabilities. It seeks to reduce fear and discomfort through the exploration of biases, myths, misperceptions, and stereotypes. It provides information on appropriate language and etiquette when interacting with people with disabilities.

10:30-11:30am: Traumatic Brain Injury
Purpose:
To increase awareness of the range and scope of this disability and explores accommodations.

Sign up in Learner Web for one or both sessions to participate and earn PD credit!

 

 

For Faculty and Staff: Disability Services Drop-In Sessions for Fall 2015 Semester

To all CPCC Faculty and Staff, you are invited to drop-in and speak with Disability Services to have your questions answered! Staff from our department can answer your questions about accommodations, the ADA, how to refer students to us, and much more! Have a student disability scenario you need help with? Ask us!

Here’s the drop-in schedule for fall 2015:

September 29th from 2-3pm Central Campus, Elizabeth Building, Room 1110

October 20th from 2-3pm Cato Campus, Room 167

November 17th from 2-3pm Levine Campus, Room 2303

Sign up in Learner Web for each of the dates for 1 PD credit!

We look forward to answering your questions and providing you support!

Can’t make it to a drop-in but you have questions? Call or email us!
704-330-6621
disability.counselingservices@cpcc.edu

You can also visit our website at www.cpcc.edu/disabilities

Faculty and Staff Resource Page Added to the Disability Services Website

The NEW Faculty and Staff Resource Page on the Disability Services website!

Please visit the website to learn more about your role and responsibilities to assist students with disabilities at CPCC. The college as a whole is responsible for ensuring equal access for all students in order to maintain compliance with the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). So, we created this website to help you learn how to do your part. Here’s what you’ll find on the website:

  • The accommodation form procedure for faculty
  • Using the Disability Services Testing Center: Instructions for faculty
  • Referring students to Disability Services-Best practices for faculty and staff
  • FAQs for faculty and staff
  • Link to the NEW Disability Services online training for faculty and staff-PD credit (Offered in Fall 2015)

Still have questions after visiting the website? You can call, visit our office, or email us! Please visit our contact us page for information on our staff and locations. We look forward to working with the faculty and staff in the upcoming semester! Thank you!

Tips for Faculty: Online class accommodations

To the Faculty of CPCC,

Whether you are taking time off or still teaching (hopefully a light courseload!) during the summer term, Disability Services sends you well wishes for a relaxing summer!

With that being said….the fall semester will be here before you know it! Disability Services wants to help prepare faculty for working with students with disabilities for the upcoming fall term. This blog post focuses on online classes and working with students with disabilities to provide academic accommodations. Here’s a list of helpful tips to assist you as a faculty member:

1. Include a statement in the syllabus about Disability Services. This is something that all faculty are recommended to do as a best practice for informing their students about how to request accommodations through Disability Services. Click here to view CPCC’s syllabus statement for accommodations. Even in online classes, students may need to use accommodations to access the material.

2. Sign the accommodation form once it is sent to you and return it to the Disability Counselor. The form explains what accommodations are approved to be used by the student in your class. Accommodations are considered active once you sign the accommodation form. Clarify any questions about accommodations with the student and/or their Disability Counselor. The Disability Counselor is listed on the accommodation form.

3. If you are teaching an online class and require students to test on campus at some point during the semester, notify the testing center about students in your class(es) who are approved to use testing accommodations (such as extended time for testing) when you submit tests to the testing center. Generally, testing for online classes is done off campus. So as a result, the testing center is not notified about students who are approved for testing accommodations when they are registered for online classes. If you know this type of testing occurs in an online class and you are asked to sign an accommodation form for that class, please take the steps to ensure compliance with the student’s accommodations.

4. View the Disability Services website, Faculty and Staff Resources page, for more information on working with students with disabilities. Here you will find FAQs, directions for the accommodation form, tips for referring students to Disability Services, and directions for using the Disability Services Testing Center. Feel free to also look around the Disability Services website for more department information. We’ve recently updated our website content and will continue to update it, so check back often!

Anytime you have questions about accommodations, students with disabilities, or anything else related to Disability Services, please contact us! We are happy to help all staff and faculty at CPCC. You can visit us at our Central Campus (TE 219) or Levine Campus (room 2223) locations. Or by calling us at x6621. We look forward to working with you in the upcoming fall semester!