Disabilities Committee (DisC)



Disability is important to the diversity of this campus and necessary to consider when creating inclusive environments for both students and faculty. Seeing disability as diversity means understanding the political, historical, social, and environmental aspects of disability identity and disability on campus.​​

DisC Scope and Goals 
  • Develop annual goals, review and revise past goals, and discuss, develop, and implement long-term goals; all goals should guide and rationalize the committee’s purposes as specified in the Bylaws of the Faculty Assembly.
  • ​Recommend or develop policies, programs, or activities for Assembly and administrative bodies that help create and maintain a vibrant academic environment for faculty.
  • Evaluate policies, activities, and programs that fall within the committee’s purview; these evaluative processes should be carried out collaboratively with academic-community bodies and members of the community potentially affected by such evaluations.
  • Consult with other committees of Faculty Assembly on matters related to the committee’s purview, policies, and activities.
  • Review and assure that policies and procedures related to the committee’s purview are fair and applied fairly to faculty.
  • Help develop and monitor programs and policies that support the achievement of the committee’s goals.
  • Help develop, enhance, and evaluate support networks and necessary services for faculty that affect the implementation and review of policies that fall within the committee’s purview.
  • Assure that programs are well represented in campus policies on and procedures relative to the purview of the committee.​

DisC Members

Name School or College
Colleen Donnelly, ChairCollege of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Thorsten Spehn, Vice Chair​ and SecretaryCollege of Liberal Art and Sciences
Mariana PrestigiacomoAuraria Library
Linda FriedBusiness School
Michael GreeneCollege of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Jose SanchezSchool of Public Affairs
Linda FriedBusiness School
Maureen MelonisCollege of Engineering, Design, and Computing
Amy FerrellSchool of Education and Human Development
Matthew O'BrienCollege of Arts and Media
Sophie CookCollege of Arts and Media
Kyle EhrhardtBusiness School

Current Meeting Materials

 Month AgendaMinutes
August 2022 DisC August 2022 Minutes
September 2022 

DisC September 2022 Minutes

DisC September 28 2022 Minutes

October 2022  
November 2022 DisC November 2022 Minutes
December 2022  
January 2023 DisC January 2023 Minutes
February 2023  
March 2023  
April 2023  
May 2023  
June 2023No Meeting Held 
July 2023No Meeting Held 
August 2023  
September 2023 DisC September 2023 Minutes
October 2023 DisC October 2023 Minutes
November 2023  
December 2023  
January 2024 DisC January 2024 Minutes
February 2024  


Past Meeting Materials

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