Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 35.30
Liaison Herbert Sinnock
Submission Date July 31, 2012
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STARS v1.1

Sheridan College (Ontario)
PAE-8: Support Programs for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Lynn Rutherford
Human Resources
Human Resources
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Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, affinity groups, academic support programs, or other programs in place to support underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support underrepresented groups within the student body:
Testing Accommodations: Eligibility for extended test time scribes or readers can be determined in consultation with the Accessible Learning Services Advisor/Counselor.
Notetaking and Photocopying Notes:Instructors and/or students may identify notetakers with the assistance of the Accessible Learning Services staff. NCR paper is available through the Accessible Learning Services Office. Photocopying is available as well.
Extended Program (Reduced Program Courseload): Students may reduce the number of courses they take at one time. Interpreters and Computerized Notetaker for the Hearing Impaired:Students are entitled to their choice of either Sign Language Interpreting Service or Computerized Notetaking Service.
Peer Mentors/Tutoring:Peer Mentors for organizational issues, time management etc.
Lockers:Accessible Learning Services has reserved lockers throughout the College.
Taped Texts/Alternate Format Texts:Students requiring books on tape or CD must contact Accessible Learning Services who will place an order for the required materials. Due to copyright laws, students must purchase the book.
Print Enlargements:Equipment for enlarging print is available at Accessible Learning Services.
Orientation:Students are encouraged to participate in the college-wide orientation. Where required, individual orientations may be arranged in conjunction with Accessible Learning Services.
Specialized Equipment: Specialized equipment such as four track recorders and adaptive devices can be accessed through the Accessible Learning Services Office.
Bursary for Students with Disabilities:
Disabled Parking
Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD)

A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support underrepresented groups within the faculty:
Sheridan College strives to ensure inclusive representation of all groups at all levels within the College. Strategies include:
•Performance framework that is merit-based.
•Aboriginal Day
•National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Woman Day

A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support underrepresented groups within the staff:
Sheridan College strives to ensure inclusive representation of all groups at all levels within the College. Strategies include:
•Performance framework that is merit-based.
•Aboriginal Day
•National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Woman Day

The website URL where more information about the programs in each of the three categories is available :
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
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