August 2012

ADA Meeting - August 15, 3:00 PM

Members Present(X):
John Baxter Ashlea Lem
Carrie BonsuttoXChuck Lenosky
XJeff Branstetter Amy Matthews
Fr. Ray BuckoXTracy Monahan
XDeborah DaleyXMark Panning
Beverly DoyleXWade Pearson
XMichelle FerestadXLennis Pederson
Teri HoppeXJohn Pierce
Jim Jansen
Guest: Tanya Winegard

Minutes: Minutes from the July 18, 2012 meeting were approved by Tracy Monahan and seconded by John Pierce.

Lennis Pederson thanked the Committee for their input on the Committee Goals and Objectives. It is recommended that the objectives be prioritized and completion dates listed for those objectives that are not on-going. At a later date individuals will be assigned to each objective.

The September meeting will be a training session for all members. Each member is asked to bring at least one guest to further advance awareness. Jeff Branstetter will organize the training session. Topics of possible inclusion in the training include:
   a) Web site update/comments by Mark Panning.
   b) What is the law by Jim Jansen.
   c) Architectural code requirements by Coale Johnson.
   d) Role description by and about Tanya Winegard.
   e) Supervision/manager requirements by John Pierce.

John Pierce informed the Committee that no planning around the Spring 2013 symposium had begun.

John Pierce and Jeff Branstetter reported they need to meet to discuss the survey planned around disability disclosure and ADA awareness. They were asked to work on the delicate questions and have they survey results available for the October meeting of the Committee.

Lennis Pederson informed the Committee of the decision to not have a Fall ADA Awareness Day. In lieu of the event, the Committee will have a strong presence at the October 23rd, university-wide Safety Fair. Greater details will be forth coming in September.

The Committee re-visited the objective of having information sharing at staff meetings across campus. From earlier meeting the topic was addressed as follows:
   a) Jeff is asked to prepare a list of supervisors and managers that are likely to convene staff meetings.
   b) Lennis and Deb McAtee will prepare a small package of handout information to include copies of the brochure and the recently published list of committee accomplishments.
   c) Mark is asked to work with his team to prepare a lap top computer for use by the presenters in the event the staff meeting room is not equipped with technology.
   d) Pairing of committee members into presentation teams will be accomplished by drawing names from a hat. Those uncomfortable making the presentation will have an opportunity to change teams to be placed with extroverts. It is known that the best way to become familiar with a subject is to teach it so this becomes a learning opportunity for each of us..
   e) Lennis will ask Facilities Management staff to schedule the teams at the staff meetings. It is expected that only one or two staff meetings will be attended weekly so the work does not become a burden..

The business portion of the meeting ended at 4:10 pm and a tour of the Rasmussen Center was made available to those interested.

The next meeting is September 19, 2012 at 3:00 pm in the Swanson Hall south conference room