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ADS Advisory Boards

Faculty Advisory Committee

In our ongoing effort to foster better communication and collaboration with our academic partners, we convened the Faculty Advisory Committee with a focus on:

  1. Increasing ADS’s knowledge of challenges faculty face in implementing appropriate accommodations
  2. Improving the student referral and consultation availability
  3. Helping faculty become more informed about the types and nature of accommodations students request, legal requirements, current demand levels, and challenges faced in fulfilling requests
  4. Assisting in troubleshooting individual cases requiring mediation with faculty or administrators and addressing practices that may interfere with the implementation of appropriate accommodations
  5. Providing input for efforts that enhance faculty and staff knowledge and awareness of disability facts and issues

The committee meets once or twice a semester to discuss important issues impacting the implementation of disability accommodations for our student community.

Student Advisory Board

We genuinely value the connections we build with our registered students and we're here to listen. We designed the Student Advisory Board with these goals in mind:

  1. Increasing transparency, communication, and awareness amongst ADS Leadership regarding the lived student experience
  2. Facilitating communication between the ADS registered students with disabilities, the general student body, and ADS Leadership
  3. Helping the general student body become more informed about ADS and our role in helping students thrive
  4. Highlighting the unique experience of graduate students with disabilities to ensure graduate students with disabilities can find support and guidance during their tenure at UMD
  5. Initiating a network of appropriate referrals within the general student body population to ensure students with disabilities can obtain assistance in mediation and resolution when individual issues are learned outside of ADS
  6. Driving positive change by addressing accessibility issues, questions, and concerns
  7. Collaborate with ADS Leadership to assess and address concerns, coordinating targeted initiatives for improvement

The Student Advisory Board is made up of both undergraduate and graduate students from the general student body and leadership positions. Representatives include individuals with and without disabilities, along with other identities. They meet monthly with ADS Leadership to discuss important issues and concerns of both undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities. 

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