Enhancing the quality of campus life

The university-wide Diversity Council (on which DRC is represented) surveyed department chairs and created the “UALR Minority Recruitment and Retention: The Numbers, Best Practices, and Recommendations” report.  The report is available on the Diversity site.

Expanded accessible testing stations in Testing Services from 6 to 28 by installing Adaptive Technology, enabling more accommodated exams to take place at the same time.

In our ongoing efforts to improve the digital books process, the book spreadsheet has been updated to assist in the development of a timeline for processing book requests. The spreadsheet now includes dates requests are submitted to DRC by the student, dates files are requested and from whom, dates files are received, editing status, and Learning Ally login information.

DRC is represented on the Sustainability Committee, and DRC staff once again headed up the Earth Day activities.

DRC was represented on several committees, including Diversity Council, Diversity Recruitment and Retention Committee, CADA, SafeZone, Interpreter Education Program Stakeholders, Rehabilitation Counseling Advisory, Green Dot, Trojan Fest, adviser for UALR Wrestling Club, advisor for Students Beyond Barriers student group, and the search committee for the Interim Vice Provost for Student Affairs.

Collaborated with Study Abroad to improve accessibility and inclusion of disabled students; helped with improvements on website.

From an idea born in the Faculty Planning Group, began working on developing incentives for notetakers; met with Nick Steele with CLC to establish notetaking for disabled students as a way to satisfy service hours.

Assisted in the Gallery of Hope, part of Suicide Prevention Week.

Coordinated the Stacy Willis Memorial Scholarship, and another deserving recipient was chosen by the committee, and funded $2,500 for academic year 2014-15.

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