College of the Desert (COD) Disabled Students Program and Services (DSPS) institutes alternate media recommendations and provides accurate information to students about the time required to create instructional materials
COD is ensuring that someone from DSPS understands the alt media recommendations.
2018, DSPS participated in developing the Guidelines for Producing Instructional and Other Printed Materials (opens PDF in Google Drive)
COD is providing ad hoc support based on the alt media recommendations. COD has informal policies to support student requests.
DSPS instituted a process to provide timely email responses or phone calls (within two (2) business days) to questions and requests about alt media
DSPS provides students with information about the time required to create alternate formats of instructional materials
COD is fully implementing Guidelines for Producing Instructional and Other Printed Materials (opens PDF in Google Drive). COD is regularly engaging external groups (i.e., campus bookstore, online textbook vendors, library) around the selection and acquisition of instructional materials. COD is documenting the process for selecting and acquiring instructional materials.
Individual Deans will send email reminders drafted by DSPS about deadlines for adopting instructional materials at key points during the semester
DSPS Advisory Committee will discuss selection and acquisition of instructional materials
Educational Technologies and Distance Education (ETDE) will document the process for selecting and acquiring instructional materials
COD will advertise book ordering deadline
Library Services will review film libraries to identify accessible instructional materials
COD is utilizing procedures for faculty to select and adopt instructional materials in a timely manner (i.e., “faculty must adopt instructional materials by a specific date or the appropriate dean will determine which materials to adopt”).
DSPS is providing faculty with email reminders about selecting and acquiring instructional materials
The Bookstore Advisory Committee is using the Guidelines for Producing Instructional and Other Printed Materials (opens PDF in Google Drive) to create timelines and deadlines for the adoption of instructional materials and communicates with faculty and staff through email trainings
Lack of consistent faculty response
Ensuring adherence to guidelines and enforcement of deadlines around the selection and acquisition of instructional materials
Timing of faculty section assignments