Services for Students with Disabilities

InitiativesGoalMeans of AchievingOutcomeMethods of AssessmentResultsResult Use
DiversityProvide solidarity for students with disabilities and the Black Lives Matter movement. Increase staff understanding of the intersection of disability, ableism, audism, and anti-Black racism.Full-time and hourly staff will participate in anti-racism educational experiences through the campus and department. We will develop a solidarity statement and policy changes for the department to address the needs of our community.Enter Student Learning Outcome100% of staff will completion YWCA's 21-Day Challenge materials during the academic year, including follow-up discussion groups. Creation of a solidarity statement added to website, policy review completed with adjustments based on staff insights. Increased competency in diversity/inclusive language(ASL terms, definitions, theories of intersection). 50% of staff completed YWCA's 21-Day Challenge and follow-up discussion (August 2020). Review of office values, diversity/inclusion needs (August 2020). Scheduled training for ASL interpreters (October 2020).Enter Use of Result
LearningImprove retention through the first year for students with disabilities. Increased assessment of student needs in intake and follow-up appointments, including referrals for peer mentoring.Students who engage in intake and follow-up appointments with Disability Services will increase their knowledge and use of academic resources on campus and have an improved knowledge of personal strengths and weaknesses. New student initial assessment and follow-up assessment scores (Davis Campus). Increased quantity of peer mentoring engagement hours. Retention reporting of students enrolled semester-to-semester through first year. New student academic needs rubric/assessment created (Davis Campus August 2020). Follow-up mentoring scheduled implemented (Davis Campus September 2020). Collaboration, planning, and training with CATT completed (October 2020). Enter Use of Result
CommunityRevitalize CATT peer mentoring program as an important support for student outreach and retention. The CATT program will identify motivated college-bound students and pair them with a peer guide and other CATT program activities to increase their success throughout the transition process to college. The CATT program will identify motivated college-bound students and pair them with a peer guide and other CATT program activities to increase their success throughout the transition process to college. Recruit, train, and retain 3 paid (work-study) peer mentors to work with students participating in the CATT program. Recruit, train, and retain 5 volunteer peer mentors to work with students participating in the CATT program. Coordinate with local school districts for presentation of the virtual WildCATT Experience Town Hall for high school seniors. Increase student involvement in the CATT program by 5% this academic year Increase awareness of the CATT program through participation in campus and outreach activities. CATT students will have a solid understanding of their disability, college resources, and services, and any accommodations needed to increase their success in college. CATT students will develop self advocacy skills to access the appropriate support services and/or accommodations. CATT Participants will develop an understanding of the differences between IDEA in the high school environment and ADA in the college environment through involvement with WildCATT experience and peer mentors. CATT participants will gain a solid understanding of their disability and how it impacts their learning. CATT students will actively engage with their peer mentor though weekly contact, and participate in other CATT programs, to develop their awareness of available campus resources and opportunities and access these resources to improve their academic progress. CATT participants will establish the ability to self advocate for the resources and/or accommodations they need to be successful in the college environment. CATT Participants may act as mentors to incoming students after successful completion of 3 semesters. Completion recruiting, training, and retaining 8 peer mentors. Increased peer mentoring reported hours. Peer mentoring survey.CATT Outreach Director hired (August 2020). Updated mission/learning outcomes completed (October 2020). 2 workstudy peer mentors hired (August 2020). 8 volunteer peer mentors identified (September 2020). Peer mentor training scheduled (October 2020). Digital WildCATT Experience completed (November 2020). Enter Use of Result
OtherImprove faculty and staff knowledge of roles and responsibilities related to disability and accessibility. Creation of Faculty & Staff Resources on website. Creation of Faculty & Staff Online Training Modules for ongoing use. Completion of Faculty & Staff Survey. Review and adaptation of disability verification letter to improve usefulness. Implementation of Faculty & Staff training schedule for 2021-2022. Creation of Faculty/Staff Disability Advisory Council.Enter Student Learning OutcomeWebsite use report of use of Faculty/Staff resources (baseline and increase). 85% satisfaction from faculty and staff on Disability Services support (from survey). Feedback from ASSA faculty, and FS Advisory Council on effectiveness of training materials. Implementation of faculty/staff feedback on website, training, and survey results. Implementation of new verification letter academic year 2021-22. Faculty Resources published on website (August 2020). 50% completion of verification wording review (recorded lectures, testing) (October 2020). Faculty-Senate, Dean's Council and Departmental outreach for Accessibility Resources initiated (October 2020). Policy/procedure collaboration on improved captioning services with IT, WSU Online, and Stewart Library (October 2020). Ongoing. Meeting with Faculty-Senate ASSA to initiate faculty survey, improved use of verification letters, establishment of faculty training schedule by January 2021. (October 2020). Meeting with Provost Office to discuss faculty training opportunities. Outreach to TLF for Bridge training for New Adjuncts and New Faculty. Creation of script/materials for 30 minute online module (October 2020). Enter Use of Result