Join us online to begin the important work of auditing your campus policies and procedures for pregnant and parenting students. We will share an easy-to-use checklist that will help you ensure that you’ve met your obligations in creating an accommodating and inclusive environment for pregnant and parenting students on campus.
During the webcast, we’ll pay special attention to the concept of “reasonable accommodations.” Even if your faculty, staff, and administrators know that they need to accommodate pregnant and parenting students, the accommodations offered can vary widely across campus – leading to disparity in the academic integrity of coursework and inconsistencies across the student experience. You’ll leave the program with recommendations for accommodations that can be applied more consistently.
Who Should Attend
We’ve designed this webcast for Title IX coordinators, legal counsel, and other administrators who set policies and procedures for pregnant and parenting students. Those who have an interest in classroom accommodations and who work in instructional design from the academic side of the house, and those from student success who work with these student groups will also benefit from this content.
After briefly discussing legal guidance for policies surrounding pregnant and parenting students, we will outline the key pieces you need to account for in your campus policies and procedures, including:
- Reasonable accommodations
- Childbirth vs. childcare
- Institutional policies and procedures
While we can’t suggest the accommodations your campus should provide, we will offer advice on how to ensure consistency across campus – no matter what policies and procedures you adopt.
Jeanine Bias-Nelson, Director, Office of Equity and Inclusion/Title IX Coordinator, Sam Houston State University