September 2005

ADA Meeting - September 29, 2005


Members Present: John Baxter, Amy Bones, Barbara Brock, Bill Hill, Andrea Jahn, Amy Mathews, Mark Panning, Wade Pearson, Cathy Pedersen, Lennis Pederson, John Pierce, Rich Rossi


Unable to Attend: Laura Romito-Cerra, Whitney Douglas, Barbara Flynn, Georgiana Lee


Minutes: August 25, 2005 meeting minutes were approved by Bill Hill and seconded by Andrea Jahn.


The Committee discussed preparation for the Benefit Fair, October 26th & 27th.  The booth attendance schedule was adjusted.  Lennis Pederson developed an information reporting form.  Amy Mathews will operate a table top booth display.


Mark Panning provided a detailed review of the ADA web-site.  The web-site will be live in time for the Benefit Fair.


The committee adopted the ADA Budget Statement prepared by Bill Hill.  The statement is entered into the minutes.


                    “Creighton University
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Budget
                    Statement of Need


 Creighton University’s ADA Committee recognizes the value and
importance of each individual University Employee.  Accordingly,
the purpose of Creighton University’s ADA budget is to help facilitate
the integration and inclusion of all faculty and staff members with
disabilities into all aspects of the Creighton community.”


Amy Mathews reported that the wheel chair basketball exhibition was a SEN initiative and the group may elect to not pursue the activity at this time.


The Committee reviewed the planning for the October 12 symposium.  Duties assigned specific individuals were reviewed.


Lennis Pederson distributed the list of campus architectural barriers reported.  The list did include the items noted in the SEN video.


Amy Mathews did a quick review of the campus-wide survey relative ADA Awareness.  The Committee was very please with the results and will continue working to satisfy the weaknesses brought to light as a result of the survey.


Lennis Pederson stated he was in the beginning of preparing a request for proposal to retain an architect to complete an ADA compliance building survey.  The inspection is unfunded at this time.  Funding will be requested after the quotes are analyzed.


Amy Bones spoke briefly about the ADA information in the handbook for Faculty and University Statutes.  She will distribute draft changes through the next month for comment from the Committee members.  Amy is to submit the changes to Pat Callone prior or the October committee meeting.


The meeting adjourned at 10:35 A.M.


The next meeting is scheduled for October 27, 2005 at 9:30 A.M. in the Swanson Hall Technology Room.


Future meeting dates:

 December 8, 2005
 January 26, 2006
 February 23, 2006
 March 30, 2006
 April 27, 2006
 May 25, 2006