2019-2020 Center for Students with Disabilities Assessment Plan

Assessment Year: 2019-2020
Division: Student Development
Unit: Center for Students with Disabilities
Unit Director: pveras
Completed by: pveras
Other Contributors:
Date Completed: 2019/11/07 15:38:00 US/Eastern

Unit Mission

The mission of the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) is to ensure that students with disabilities at York College have equal access to programs, activities, and services. CSD facilitates a fulfilling college experience for students with disabilities through education, accommodations, awareness, collaboration, empowerment, and advocacy.

Assessment Plan

Outcome 1

Unit Goal

Provide education and consultation to the campus community about disability issues.

Unit Outcome

Academic departments are informed about our services and best practices for supporting students with disabilities.

Divisional Goal

Promote a student-centered environment that focuses on inclusion, equity, and respect.

PMP Goal

N/A

Alignment with York’s Strategic Initiatives

TBA

Alignment with York’s Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

Diversity - Recognize and appreciate unique differences across the human spectrum.

Measure

Presentations, consultations, and email communications.

Measure Type

Direct

Target

CSD will give presentations to 8 Academic Departments in the 2019-2020 academic year.


Outcome 2

Unit Goal

Ensure quality service and delivery of reasonable and appropriate accommodations for students with disabilities.

Unit Outcome

Students will demonstrate an improvement in the use of assistive technology.

Divisional Goal

Provide support services that assist students in achieving their personal and professional goals.

PMP Goal

N/A

Alignment with York’s Strategic Initiatives

TBA

Alignment with York’s Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

Self-Reflection and Accountability - Reflect on their learning, identify challenges, create a plan to meet the challenges, and improve decision-making.

Measure

Pre/post test distributed to students

Measure Type

Direct

Target

55% of students who received assistive technology as an accommodation will demonstrate proficiency on the post-test.


Rationale for the Plan

The nature of disability accommodations and how they are fulfilled is changing constantly, and facilitating accommodations is an effort that requires the equal participation of both CSD staff and York College faculty and staff. Giving these presentations, will inform faculty of their responsibility in the process of facilitating accommodations and encourage a working relationship with CSD to guarantee equal access for students who have disabilities.

Incoming students who receive accommodations, particularly students who received accommodations at the high school level, may not have had any experience with assistive technology before joining the program. By getting an understanding of their initial familiarity with the technology and how it works with their accommodations, CSD can better prepare training programs and workshops that can address the specific needs of students while also taking their technological proficiency into account.

Data Collection and Evaluation

Data collection will take place throughout the 2019-20 academic year, beginning in the Fall 2019 semester. CSD staff will be involved in interpreting and analyzing the data.