Usually in October, DSP&S faculty and staff present an hour long session at the New Faculty Seminar describing the services offered, present universal design strategies and to answer questions.
DSP&S provides classroom presentations for Mt. SAC faculty upon request. These presentations will be customized to the professor's needs. Examples of presentation topics include DSP&S services, courses offered by DSP&S, common characteristics of students with learning disabilities, and legal issues surrounding disability services. To arrange for an individualized presentation contact the DSP&S Department Secretary Carole Ludwig.
This is an 8-week web-based, HYBRID COURSE designed for those who provide direct instruction to students. In this course, faculty participants will learn strategies for fully including students with disabilities in academic activities. Participants will also discuss studies and review answers to questions faculty members frequently ask about accommodating students with disabilities in their classes. On-campus and off-campus resources will be explored. Faculty participants will be asked to select one of their existing courses to review in light of the issues presented during this course. For the selected course, faculty will examine access for students with disabilities, explore accommodation strategies and consider modifications that would make it more accessible to students with a wide variety of disabilities. Course activities include online readings, videos, online discussions, a face-to-face interview, and individual projects.
Please note that this activity is scheduled from January 8 through February 26, primarily ONLINE, however it is possible to successfully complete the course earlier than February 26, 2014.
All Faculty Welcome! Full-time and Adjunct faculty may earn 32 hours of salary advancement credit, or 2 units for satisfactory completion.
Participants must attend ONE mandatory meetings: Choose from:
Wednesday, January 8, 9:00-11:00 am, LTC-122;
Thursday, January 9, 3:30-5:30 pm, LTC-132
Email Brenda Dial, Professional Development at firstname.lastname@example.org with your preferred date as soon as you register.
Register for this next class, scheduled January 8 through February 26, 2014.
Disability Celebration Month is typically held in October. A variety of activities are planned throughout the month to celebrate the accomplishments of and to bring awareness to barriers that commonly exist for individuals with disabilities.
DSP&S Guide To Services Handbook (large PDF)