November 2011

ADA Meeting - November 17, 2011

Members Present(X):
John BaxterXJim Jansen
XCarrie BonsuttoAshlea Lem
Jeff BranstetterAmy Matthews
XFr. Ray BuckoTracy Monahan
Julie CarlsonXMark Panning
XDeborah DaleyXWade Pearson
XBeverly DoyleXLennis Pederson
XMichelle FerestadXJohn Pierce
Teri HoppeXAnne Schoening
Minutes: The minutes from the October 26, 2011 were approved by Bev Doyle and seconded by Jim Jansen.

Ray Bucko informed the Committee of his recent conversations with Fr. Lannon about the University creating a budget for removing architectural barriers. Lennis Pederson will forward the list of prioritized building projects to the Committee for review.

Mark Panning presented goals and tactics that can be adopted by the Committee. The goals from 2007 were re-stated.
a) Establish an online education program (using the University Of Utah (?) course materials)
    a. single go to person to route requests
    b. incentives for participating
b) Annual Forum/Symposium
c) Faculty Department Training and manager training
d) Red Dawgs and other ADA related events
e) Continuing content added to ADA website

    • more FAQ’s;
    • quarterly “newsletter” posted to website
    • ADA quizzes
    • Record of accomplishments
    • go to person
    • photos of members
    • orientation for disabled willing to participate
    • acquire grants and funding from within and outside the school
    • establish a budget
    • be part of orientations: RD Freshmen etc
    • dialogue with disabled campus members
    • make ADA accessibility part of recruiting
f) Benefits Fair

a) Accessibility of grounds and buildings
b) Suitability of electronic media
     • typo 3
    • blueline
    • survey
    • portal
    • university web pages

Deb Daley and Ray Bucko were asked to list options for new names for the ADA Committee. It is thought that a name more appropriated for the broad subject matter may entice others to take part in the services provided by the Committee. Options will be discussed at future meetings.

Lennis Pederson reported that the architect retained to evaluate accessibility compliance for building entries had not started the study. It is anticipated that a report will be available at the December meeting.

The Committee was made aware of a scheduled conversation at the December meeting to discuss how the ADAAA is contrary to FLMA. The conversation will be lead by Jeff Branstetter and Jim Jansen.

Jeff Branstetter was not available for the meeting to update the Committee on his task to prepare a message about ADA. The message is intended to be delivered by committee members to various and many staff meetings across campus. Jeff’s message is expected to be completed by the December meeting.

Anne Schoening and Michelle Ferestad are progressing with their assignment to develop a poster program. The posters will be a rotating display on bulletin boards across campus. The passive message is designed to increase awareness of the ADAAA and services available on campus. Carrie Bonsutto was asked to join the team to provide a student’s perspective. Michelle said that digital posters would be displayed at selective venues on campus.

Wade Pearson reported that an optimum time for the spring symposium is April 11, 2012. The symposium will be about 90 minutes in length, focusing on the role of people involved with admitting students. More details will be made available at the December meeting.

The tour of the Reinert Alumni Library was declined by members present.

The meeting adjourned at 4:00 pm.

The next meeting is scheduled for 3:00 pm, December 21, 2011 in the south conference room in Swanson Hall.