August 2012 Facilitator of the Month – Jane Jarrow
Our Facilitator of the Month is Jane Jarrow, Ph.D. This month she is facilitating Be More Accommodating: How Students with Disabilities Can Thrive in Online Learning and in October she will facilitate Disability Access and Online Learning: From Precedents to Practice.
According to workshop surveys, her participants have appreciated how Dr. Jarrow "made the experience comfortable and challenging" providing expertise, modeling, and support. She is also valued for "giving individualized attention. She models the principles of universal design as an instructor. Her active teaching strategies are top notch." The Sloan-C Institute values both her effective teaching and her career expertise.
Dr. Jarrow is the President of Disability Compliance in Career and Online Learning (DCCOL) and of Disability Access Information and Support (DAIS). She received her BS and MS degrees from Purdue University and her Ph.D. from Wichita State University. Her academic preparation was in the area of Speech/Language Pathology. She was a full-time faculty member at The Ohio State University in Speech/Language Pathology for seven years before assuming a position as the Executive Director of the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD). AHEAD is an international professional membership organization providing technical assistance, information, and support to individuals involved in issues of disability access in higher education.
Dr. Jarrow is also a skilled presenter and speaker on the legal and educational mandates surrounding the participation of persons with disabilities in postsecondary settings. Throughout her tenures with AHEAD and DAIS, she has traveled extensively, presenting workshops, training sessions, technical assistance, policy and site reviews focused on these issues. Dr. Jarrow is the author/publisher of a number of significant resource materials.
In 2006, she collaborated with a number of experienced disability service providers to create a new resource for the higher education community. Disability Compliance in Career and Online Learning (DCCOL). DCCOL is considered one of the most influential sources of information regarding the policies and practices associated with accommodating students with disabilities in online learning.
If you would like to develop a rich understanding of accommodations for ensuring complete access and full participation of students with disabilities in the educational process Dr. Jarrow's workshops have been designed for you. Learn to follow effective teaching practices to benefit all students - don't miss Be More Accommodating running August 15-24. Learn more at http://bit.ly/HUEjbr
The Sloan-C Institute values Dr. Jarrow's focus on the use of technology as one tool among many necessary to fulfill the federal mandates for full access to online educational opportunities for students with disabilities. She helps Sloan-C offer state of the art workshops on accessibility in online and higher education. Thank you, Dr. Jane Jarrow!!