Upcoming Workshops Address ADA Requirements, Student Discrimination Complaints

Faculty and staff are invited to attend two upcoming workshops about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and changes to college procedures for handling student discrimination complaints.

The first workshop will be 9-11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Eastview Campus Rm. 9109. The session will address students’ rights under the ADA and the new college procedure for investigating complaints of discrimination based on a disability. Presenters are Cobby Caputo, ACC’s outside general counsel and a partner with the law firm Bickerstaff, Heath, Delgado and Acosta; Steve Christopher, director of special populations; and Dr. Louella Tate, dean of student services at the Round Rock Campus.

A second workshop on Thursday, Oct. 24 will address students’ rights under Title IX and Title VI of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibit discrimination based on gender, race, or national origin. Caputo will discuss changes to ACC administrative rules regarding the new laws, including the new procedure for investigating student complaints. The workshop will be 1 – 2:30 p.m. at Highland Business Center Rm. 411.

Any employee who interacts with students is encouraged to attend, and can register through the Workshops and Event Registration website. To attend the Oct. 8 workshop, click here; to register for the Oct. 24 workshop, click here.

Contact Tate, [email protected], for more information about either of the workshops.

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