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OAE Professional Development Series

The Office for Access and Equity has developed a new Professional Development Series to assist UIC employees in understanding their rights and responsibilities at the university, as well as the services available to them. The Professional Development Series will cover topics of sexual misconduct, affirmative action/academic hiring, dispute resolution services, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and discrimination/harassment. Please see below for this year's offerings.

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Title: The OAE Access Avengers Talk Technology


This presentation will explain the application of the Americans with Disabilities Act to the programs, services and activities provided by the university. Participants will gain an understanding of the responsibilities of the Office for Access and Equity, the Disability Resource Center and Technology Solutions regarding students, employees and visitors with disabilities. An overview of the new Information, Communication Technology Accessibility policy and procedures will be given along with quick tips for making accessible documents and reviewing the Accessibility Conformance Report. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions of the presenters.

Presenter(s):Peter Berg, ADA Coordinator; Jemma Ku, Director of IT Accessibility; and Sophia Hamilton, Director of the Disability Resource Center

Date/Time: Thursday, April 13, 2023 from 11:00am – 1:00pm

Location: SCE, Cardinal Room 329


Title: Feeling Unsafe on Campus? What Are Your Resources?

Description: UIC is committed to fostering a safe environment free from violence, threats, intimidation, harassment, bullying or fear, and where working relationships and interactions are productive and safe. UIC takes reasonable steps to respond to and manage incidents of violence and/or threats on UIC premises, employs useful approaches to identify and prevent potential incidents of violence or threats, reduces the effects of violence on victims, and imposes consequences on those who threaten or perpetuate violence. This session will outline policies, procedures and resources to assist with handling these types of situations.

Caryn A. Bills, Associate Chancellor, Office for Access and Equity, Title IX and Dispute Resolution Services
Michael Ginsburg, Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources
Kevin Booker, Chief of Police
David Marder, Director of University Health Services
Lisa Caridine, Director of Employee Relations, Hospital Human Resources
Linda Deanna, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs/Dean of Students
Natalie Bennett, Director of the Women’s Leadership and Resource Center

Date/Time: January 15, 2020 at 10:00am

Location: Student Center East, room 605

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If you have any questions, or have a disability and require an accommodation, please email