University Senate Bylaws, Article II., Section 5

C. DISABILITIES ISSUES COMMITTEE

The Disabilities Issues Committee recommends University policies, procedures, programs, and services concerning faculty/academic professionals, students, staff, and guests of the University with disabilities.

Membership

The Disabilities Issues Committee shall be composed of at least 7 faculty members, 2 academic professional members, 4 students (two graduate/professional and two undergraduates), 2 civil service staff members, and ex officio representation as specified by vote of the Senate. Faculty, academic professional, and student members shall be nominated by the Committee on Committees with the approval of the Senate. Civil service members shall be appointed by the Civil Service Committee.

Duties and Responsibilities

a. To advise the president and administrative offices, including the Disability Services Office and the University ADA Coordinator, on policies, programs, and services for students, employees, and guests of the University.

b. To promote compliance with laws relating to students, staff, and guests of the University with disabilities.

c. To review policies and practices in light of legal compliance aspects, deployment of resources, and effectiveness in meeting the needs of the University community, and to recommend changes.

d. To inform the University community to the special concerns of its members with disabilities and of the available resources.

e. To recommend to the University Senate and the Senate Consultative Committee resolutions, actions or policies as it deems appropriate.


(updated: 11/30/07)


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