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Facilitated Course: Improving Campus Access June 2023

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Description: Improving Campus Access is a facilitated course that provides basic knowledge and the tools necessary to understand the complexities of providing access to deaf students pursuing postsecondary education. Research shows significant barriers prevent deaf students from thriving at college and career-readiness programs. This course explores Campus Access as a multi-dimensional framework. To date, accommodations are believed to provide adequate access to opportunities in postsecondary settings. This course challenges that notion to frame access as not merely providing accommodations. When deaf students have access on campus, they can fully engage in both academic and social experiences.

This course intentionally centers deaf student experiences and the cumulative impact of systems barriers. At the end of this course, you should be able to challenge assumptions and advocate for system-wide initiatives that foster the inclusion of deaf students in every aspect of college life.

Learning Objectives:

 

By the end of this course, participants will possess the knowledge and skills needed to:

 

  1. Differentiate between access vs accessibility for deaf students in college settings

  2. Evaluate campus accessibility, identify barriers, and generate plans for change

  3. Provide example of deaf centered practices to strengthen inclusion and engagement of deaf students on college campuses

 

Anticipated Time to Complete Course:

This facilitated course will require a 15-hour commitment over 4 weeks. Engagement will be primarily asynchronous, and there will be two (2) 2-hour Zoom meetings scheduled the second and fourth weeks. This course will be offered at specific times. By enrolling, you will be placed on a wait list and notified of the exact dates.

Dates:

  • Asynchronous Meeting: June 5 - June 30, 2023
  • Synchronous Zoom Meeting Dates: June 14 & June 21, 3-5pm CT

*Sign language interpreters and CART will be provided for each meeting. To request additional accommodations, please email learn@nationaldeafcenter.org.

Prerequisites:

To enter the course on June 5th, you must complete the following prerequisite modules by June 1, 2023:

Professional Development: This course is approved for 15 NDC Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Clock Hours.

Badge Information: Accessibility Practices - Campus Accessibility