Access UChicago Now
Access UChicago Now Listserv
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to all who participated in the Access UChicago Now campus-wide Town Hall.
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Background: Access UChicago Now
The University of Chicago Office for Access and Equity, Student Disability Services, and Employee and Labor Relations serve members of the University community with disabilities and partner with students, faculty and staff to support an inclusive and welcoming learning and work environment.
Access UChicago Now is a centralized initiative seeking multiple perspectives on the ways in which the University of Chicago advances its core commitment to access for members of the campus community with disabilities. Access UChicago Now recognizes that there are multiple ways to succeed in the life of the University; it supports the advancement of the University’s commitment to rigorous inquiry that is inclusive of difference. Access UChicago Now is a partnership of the Office for Access and Equity, Student Disability Services, Employee and Labor Relations and the D+I Studio.
What is it? Access UChicago Now is a campaign and an assessment tool that increases awareness about campus accessibility and solicits feedback from members of the campus community about their experiences and perspectives related to access and inclusion of people with disabilities. Access UChicago Now gathers and synthesizes information from individual and small group meetings, peer institution benchmarking, and current campus resources related to accessibility. Access UChicago Now shared learnings and invited members of the campus community to create solutions at a Town Hall meeting during autumn quarter 2019. Access UChicago Now will share recommendations stemming from this work with the campus community during 2020.
What is the timeline? Access UChicago Now launched spring quarter 2019 and hosted individual and small group conversations with interested participants through summer quarter 2019. Access UChicago Now hosted a town hall to share learnings and invite members of the campus community to create solutions during autumn quarter 2019. Access UChicago Now will share recommendations stemming from this work with the campus community in 2020.
How do I sign up? If you are interested in participating, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 773-843-4967. Identifying information of interview participants will not be published or revealed.
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In keeping with its long-standing traditions and policies, the University of Chicago considers students, employees, applicants for admission or employment, and those seeking access to University programs on the basis of individual merit. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law (including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972). For additional information regarding the University of Chicago’s Policy on Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Misconduct, please see: http://harassmentpolicy.uchicago.edu/page/policy.
The University official responsible for coordinating compliance with this Notice of Nondiscrimination is Bridget Collier, Associate Provost for Equal Opportunity Programs. Ms. Collier also serves as the University’s Title IX Coordinator, Affirmative Action Officer, and Section 504/ADA Coordinator. You may contact Ms. Collier by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, by calling 773.702.5671, or by writing to Bridget Collier, Office of the Provost, The University of Chicago, 5525 S. Ellis Ave., Suite B, Chicago, IL 60637.