Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance – focus of biannual Professional Development Day

November 17, 2015

By Brandman University

Professional Development Day at Ontario campus.

The Ontario campus of Brandman University hosted a Professional Development Day and adjunct faculty meeting on Nov. 14.

The keynote speaker for the day was Dr. Loren O’Connor who talked about Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance and the services offered by the department he leads, the Office of Accessible Education and Counseling Services.

The day also included updates from each of the colleges presented by full-time faculty members, as well as system-wide and campus updates presented by Patrick Pierson, campus director in Ontario.

“All in all it was an energy-filled day of recognition, shared best practices and networking for the full-time faculty, adjuncts, academic advisors, senior administration from Irvine, School of Education teacher supervisors and Outreach team members from Ontario, RiversideMenifeeSan DiegoIrvine and Online campuses,” said Dr. Jalin Johnson, who helped coordinate the event.

Additional resources were sent virtually to those unable to attend.

Curriculum Development: Ethics & J.E.D.I. – Higher education & within the workplace

  • J.E.D.I. Competent Curriculum Review & Support Process
  • Diversity Cognizant Curriculum Development; a view through the Experience, Context and Perspective (ECP) Framework
  • Diversity & Representation in Course Development
  • Diversity, Politics & Leadership: Why Cognizant Leaders know Diversity Counts Keynote / Seminar
  • Ethics in Leadership – Employee, Management & Leadership Development
  • Ethics 101: The Significance of Maintaining High Ethical Standards in the Workplace’
  • Equity and Intersectionality: Considering Student Identities and Experiences

Guided Trainings 

  • Conflict Management – Employee, Management & Leadership Development
  • ‘College readiness and collegiate expectations’
  • Equity & Representation in Curriculum development
  • Professional Development (PD) Adjunct Faculty – Workshops