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Disability Services to Offer Accommodation Trainings for Faculty via Zoom and In-Person in Pocatello, Meridian and Idaho Falls

August 15, 2022

To enhance partnerships and communications with faculty, Idaho State University Disability Services will offer training regarding the student accommodations process during the latter half of August and on Sept. 1.  The training schedule is listed below. 

To meet the needs of faculty, a combination of Zoom and in-person trainings will be offered. In-person training will be held in Pocatello, Meridian and Idaho Falls. The trainings will provide a brief overview of disability law, its relationship to higher education and the roles of the ISU Disability Services office, students and Faculty.  Presenters will define the term “reasonable accommodations” and review the ISU accommodation process, which includes the instructor’s role regarding referrals to Disability Services and the implementation of approved accommodations.  In addition, presenters will address common questions about high-frequency accommodations and review procedures for addressing and reporting concerns. 

“I highly recommend all faculty who are not familiar with the accommodations process to attend one of these trainings,” said Karina Mason Rorris, director of Disability Services. “These trainings will benefit faculty and students alike.” 

The training schedule is as follows

Zoom meeting date and times are: 

  • Wednesday, Aug. 17 noon-1:30 p.m. 
  • Thursday, Aug. 18, noon-1:30 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, Aug. 23, 5-6:30 p.m. 
  • Thursday, Aug. 25, 5-6:30 p.m. 

Zoom Training Link

 

Zoom trainings will be presented by Rorris and Soni Myers, associate director of Disability Services. 

In-Person Trainings Pocatello, presented by Rorris: 

  • Friday, Aug. 19, noon-1:30 p.m., Rendezvous Center, Room 107
  • Wednesday, Aug. 24 noon-1:30 p.m., Rendezvous Center, Room 107 

In-Person Trainings Meridian, presented by Rorris and Myers 

  • Tuesday, Aug. 30, noon-1:30 p.m., Room 681 
  • Tuesday, Aug. 30, 4-5:30 p.m., Room 682.

 In-Person Training Idaho Falls, presented by Rorris and Joshua Quiroz, Disability Services specialist. 

  • Sept. 1, noon-1:30 p.m., Room 109, Bennion Student Union Building, Center for Higher Education. 

For more information, contact the ISU Office of Disability Services, 208-282-3599 or email ada@isu.edu.


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