NovemberDecember 2008

ADA Meeting - November 25, 2008


Members Present(X):






John Baxter


Amy Bones


Laura Mann


Amy Matthews


Jeff Branstetter


Valerie Nelson


Lee Budesheim


Mark Panning


Roselyn Cerutis


Wade Pearson


Kathryn Clark


Lennis Pederson


Katherine Hatfield


John Pierce


Jim Howell-Burke


Rich Rossi


Andrea Jahn


Jessica Royal


Stephanie Kokesh


Mei Li Kwong


Minutes: September 30, 2008 minutes were approved by Rich Rossi and seconded by

Laura Mann.


Discovery Day was reviewed. The committee considered the event to be very educational and the participants were well engaged. Given the number of events on campus that day, the event was thought to be well attended. SEN was recognized as being a very helpful partner in the event and thanks were expressed. Having the event annually is considered a good opportunity for the campus continuants to be made more aware of the ADA. Next year event should be scheduled at a time different than Homecoming.


Valerie Nelson told the Committee that the Scavenger Hunt on Wheels put on by SEN went well. Attendance was good. The faculty team won the contest.


The Committee conversed about having membership training. The conclusion was to dedicate the September meeting to training annually - while there are many fronts upon which to train, the topic for next September was not decided.


The Spring Symposium was discussed. It was decided to target an audience of faculty. The subject matter would include updates on the ADA law; accommodations for students including classrooms, clinics, labs and housing; frequently requested accommodations and steps a student must complete to get accommodations. The date of the symposium has not been set.


Mark Panning spoke at length about grant opportunities. He has discovered a long list of potential grant organizations. Six such organizations have roots in Nebraska.


Wade Pearson did not have an update on the on-line training program. Mark Panning remarked about the University of Washington has a good program on-line that can be used. Wade and Mark were asked to explore the program further.


Amy Bones delivered an in-depth review of the enhanced ADA law recently signed. The comments from her presentation will be sent to each member of the committee and will be posted on the ADA website.


Valerie Nelson informed the Committee about the SEN annual basketball tournament. The Nebraska Red Dawgs will play the Creighton's Women's basketball team on February 28, 2009. Committee members are asked to attend the event.


The meeting adjourned at 12:15 p.m.


The next meeting is scheduled for January 27, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. in the Swanson Hall south conference room.