Presentation: Critical Populations – Meeting the Diverse Needs of All Learners
Nazely Kurkjian, Coordinator of Disability & Nontraditional Student Services & SUNY System Electronic and Information Technologies (EIT) Accessibility Officer.
Tracks: Online Faculty, Online Instructional Designer, Online Student Support
DAY 3: Wednesday, February 24, 2021
9:00 – 10:30AM
Gabriella Vasta is the Coordinator of Access and Equity Services at SUNY Delhi. She is responsible for the overall operations including administration, supervision, budget planning, coordination and implementation of policies, procedures and program activities related to students with disabilities. Ms. Vasta works directly with faculty, staff and students on and off campus to ensure appropriate academic support services are provided that allow all students an equal opportunity in their educational experience. The Access and Equity mission is to provide equal access and opportunity, promote self-understanding, and self-advocacy for students with disabilities. With the collaboration and support of the entire SUNY Delhi community we foster human and intellectual diversity in an inclusive environment for all students.
Dr. Rhianna C. Rogers is an Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies (History and Anthropology) at SUNY Empire State College. She holds multiple appointments, including undergraduate roles in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the School of Arts & Humanities, the School for Graduate Studies, and International Education. Rogers has won multiple awards for her innovative approach to teaching and learning, including, most recently, the 2019-2020 SUNY Empire Provost Innovation Award, the 2018-2019 Explorations in Diversity & Academic Excellence Award (EDAE), and the 2017-2018 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Rogers is currently the inaugural Rockefeller Institute of Government-Ernest Boyer Presidential Fellow in the Center for Law and Policy Solutions (2019-present). Prior to this appointment, she was the inaugural coordinator of Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Studies for the college (2017-2019) as well as the Convener for Interdisciplinary Studies (2014-2017). Rogers has been a part of a variety of SUNY-wide initiatives related to her expertise in OER development and implementation, including consulting on multiple IITG grants, Lumina/PLA grants, participating as a COIL Instructor, as well as offering collegial support as a COTE and TOEP fellow in OER academic innovation.
Courtney D’Allaird (They/Them/Theirs) is the Assistant Director, Coordinator of Gender & Sexuality Resource Center, University at Albany. They are a nationally certified peer educator and trainer for NCBI (National Coalition Building Institute), DASA (Dignity for All Students Act) and Safe Space/Zone development. Courtney served 10 years on the board of the Northeast LGBT College Conference and as the 2014-2016 Northeast Regional Rep for the Consortium of LGBT Higher Education Professionals.
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Ember Traino is the Coordinator for International Academic Programming at Herkimer College. She also teaches language courses online as an adjunct instructor.