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OAE Connections Newsletter - Volume 3

OAE Connections - Current Issue

Director’s Corner

Welcome back to OAE Connections. Publication of our newsletter was paused while we adjusted to life in the pandemic. Despite the incredible challenges faced by many - including personal and collective heartbreak, loss of loved ones, uncertainty, illness, and great risk - the University has continued to band together with great resolve and resilience. Our disability community is no exception.

This issue features an article aimed at demystifying an essential function of OAE: collaborating with faculty to determine reasonable accommodations in course-specific contexts. We also sat down with University Ombudsperson Brenda Berlin to learn more about the Office of the Ombuds and her work with community members. Disability Adviser Heather Hoover recommends five journal articles highlighting case studies and data about the disabled student experience in higher education over the past year, as well as an opinion piece urging disability to be included in campus DEI efforts.

OAE’s very own Executive Director Teri Adams was recently featured in the monthly column “A Conversation With…” in the February 2022 issue of Disability Compliance for Higher Education. She talked about disability inclusion, remote attendance, and ensuring Covid-19 care for campus community members extends to staff as well as students.

As always, contact me any time for questions, concerns and ideas for future collaborations.

-Carleigh Kude, Director of Disability Advising

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