March 2008

ADA Meeting - March 25, 2008

 

Members Present(X):

Present

Member

Present

Member

 

John Baxter

X

Andrea Jahn

X

Jeff Branstetter

 

Stephanie Kokesh

 

Amy Bones

 

Mei Li Kwong

 

Barb Brock

X

Laura Mann

 

Lee Budesheim

 

Amy Matthews

 

Roselyn Cerutis

X

Mark Panning

 

Kathryn Clark

 

Wade Pearson

 

Jim Howell-Burke

X

Lennis Pederson

 

Sara Grawe

 

John Pierce

 

Scott Grove

X

Rich Rossi

 

Minutes: The February 26, 2008 minutes were approved by Mark Panning. The date of the minutes incorrectly stated November 27, 2008.

 

Amy Bones reported prior to the meeting that she had no updates about the passage of the bill to broaden ADA coverage. She will continue to monitor the bill's activity and report to the committee.

 

The Committee reviewed the plans for the Symposium. The conversation was directed toward the agenda, time allocations for the presentations and the "vendor" fair.

 

Jeff Branstetter told the Committee that his office was not planning a service fair that could include the ADA Committee. The Committee asked that Lennis work with Stephanie Kokesh to plan an ADA play day for sometime in the fall after school starts. The play day would be jointly presented by SEN and the ADA Committee. The awareness to disabilities might include activities like wheel chair use and wearing glasses covered with Vaseline.

 

Mark Panning reported that the grants opportunity sub committee had stalled out. His goal is to re-energize the taskforce through conversations with the Grants office.

 

It was learned prior to the meeting that Lee Budesheim would work this summer to get the on-line training program functional. It is understood that he will not have an intern to help but that he would find a way to get the program accomplished. Mark informed the Committee that the on-line training software was not loaded on a server for the Committee to review but he did anticipate the work would be done soon.

 

Laura Mann gave a brief description of what to expect during the April 17 tour of Creighton Hall. Members were encouraged to attend and see the attic.

 

The meeting adjourned at 11:50.