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July 13 th 2012 AHEAD Conference New Orleans, LA. Achieving Effective Outreach and Systemic Change Through Strategic Collaborations. Susan A. Aase, J.D., M.S.Ed . University of Minnesota Donna Johnson, M.A., M.S. University of Minnesota Amanda Kraus University of Arizona

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achieving effective outreach and systemic change through strategic collaborations

July 13th 2012

AHEAD Conference

New Orleans, LA

Achieving Effective Outreach and Systemic Change Through Strategic Collaborations

Susan A. Aase, J.D., M.S.Ed.

University of Minnesota

Donna Johnson, M.A., M.S.

University of Minnesota

Amanda Kraus

University of Arizona

Meghan Sooy

University of Arizona

agenda

AHEAD 2012

Agenda
  • Introductions: Who we are and what we do
  • Framing disability on your campus
  • Mission statements and purposeful engagement
  • Campus-wide outreach as a mechanism for furthering our work
  • Examples of campus outreach opportunities
  • Creating and implementing an effective action plan
  • Group Discussion and wrap-up
objectives

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Objectives
  • Reinforce how the sociopolitical concept of disability informs outreach.
  • Learn about the importance of a mission statement as a rationale for outreach.
  • Discover ways to develop partnerships and collaborations.
  • Learn about a variety of campus-wide outreach activities.
  • Apply concepts to your practice.
re framing disability on your campus

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(Re)framing Disability on Your Campus
  • Disability is a neutral characteristic that contributes to the diversity of the campus community.
  • Rather than focusing on an individual’s impairment, shift your focus to barriers in the environment that exclude and disable.
outreach as a mechanism for furthering o ur w ork

AHEAD 2012

Outreach as a Mechanism for Furthering Our Work
  • How is outreach defined on your campus?
  • Reflect on your office mission statement. How do outreach opportunities further this mission?
mission statement

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Mission Statement
  • Defines our role and informs our outreach work
  • University of Minnesota’s mission statement experience
u of mn ds mission statement advancing access for everyone

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U of MN DS Mission Statement: Advancing Access for Everyone
  • Advancing –because we believe that word incorporates the ideas of movement, innovation and forward thinking. 
  • Access – because we believe that access is at the core of our work.
  • Everyone – because we believe it is an inclusive word that emphasizes the importance of each individual (students, employees, and those of us who work for Disability Services).
examples of outreach

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Examples of Outreach

Faculty/Curricular Outreach

  • Proactive efforts versus a retroactive curricular

band-aid

  • Infusing elements of disability studies across curricula
examples of outreach continued

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Examples of Outreach Continued:

Events

  • Purposeful engagement on both a small and large scale

Marketing and Messaging

  • Promotes our mission and reflects our values
examples of outreach u of a

AHEAD 2012

Examples of Outreach-U of A

Faculty/Curricular Outreach

  • Outreach with faculty in large venue classes
  • Increasing disability visibility in College of Medicine
  • Disability Studies Collaborative
  • Using Testing Center data to identity faculty with whom to partner
examples of outreach u of mn

AHEAD 2012

Examples of Outreach-U of MN

Faculty/Curricular Outreach

  • Joint grant with Medical School
  • Universal Design Initiative
  • Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Faculty Advisory Committee
  • Disability Studies Graduate MInor
examples of outreach u of a1

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Examples of Outreach-U of A

Events

  • Wildcat Welcome
  • Orientation activities
  • Finding Community
  • Student Services fee project
  • Disability Studies events
examples of outreach u of mn1

AHEAD 2012

Examples of Outreach-U of MN

Events

  • Silent Shout
  • Mental Health Awareness Day
  • Social Justice Film Festival
  • Disability Studies Symposium
  • Advancing Access Awards
examples of outreach u of a2

AHEAD 2012

Examples of Outreach U of A

Marketing and Messaging

  • Student Affairs Marketing team
  • DRC website and Facebook
  • University website and communication
examples of outreach u of mn2

AHEAD 2012

Examples of Outreach-U of MN

Marketing and Messaging

  • Faces Campaign
  • Videos
  • Websites
  • Brochures: Compelling Facts Card
  • Displays
  • Give-Aways
  • Newsletters
  • Reports
creating and implementing an action plan pair share

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Creating and Implementing an Action Plan: Pair & Share
  • With whom would like to collaborate and why?
    • Immediate?
    • Target?
  • What are your next steps for partnering with these individuals and/or groups?
discussion and wrap up

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Discussion and Wrap-up
  • Large group share: Ideas and themes to take with you
  • Final thoughts and session evaluations