The Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSPS) Advisory Committee provides guidance and direction to the DSPS program and to College of the Desert as it relates to the needs of individuals with disabilities within the college community. The DSPS Advisory Committee provides for the exchange of information between public agencies, private business, disability and advocacy groups, and DSPS. The committee provides expertise on matters brought forward for consultation.
The DSPS Advisory Committee is not charged with nor established for the creation of specific outcomes. The committee is designed to exchange information and ideas related to the needs of individuals with disabilities and to advise the DSPS program. There are times when the committee must formally approve agenda items. One such example was the required approval of the College of the Desert Access Compliance Survey Report. The committee approved this prior to it being sent to the Board of Trustees for approval.
One meeting in the fall semester and one meeting in the spring semester. Depending on need, an additional meeting is sometimes held.
Vice President, Student Services
Director, Disabled Students Programs & Services
Members will serve two-year terms:
Braille Institute, Regional Director
Independent Business Owner(s)
Palm Springs City Disability Compliance, Supervisor
Department of Mental Health, Supervisor
Community Center, Program Manager
California State Department of Rehabilitation, Supervisor
California State Department of Rehabilitation, Counselor
Instructional Computer Support Specialist/Alternative Media Specialist at COD
Counselor/Specialist at COD
Work Experience Faculty at COD
Adapted Kinesiology Instructor at COD
Faculty Employment Specialist at COD
Learning Disability Specialist at COD
ASL Coordinator at COD
Instructional Support Assistant/Instructional Support Specialist at COD
COD FT ASL Instructor
Senate Approved March 10, 2017