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Center to Help Students Transition to College
UNC Charlotte's College of Education received $12.5 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Education to create a new technical assistance center to help students with disabilities transition to college or careers. The center will be a partnership among UNC Charlotte and the University of Oregon, Western Michigan University, University of Kansas and Maryland-based TransCen Inc., which provides direct services to students with disabilities.
David Test, professor of special education and child development and the principal investigator for the project, explains that "We will be working with all 50 states and 10 U.S. territories to develop teacher training and professional development for workers in relevant agencies on proven strategies to achieve better outcomes for high school students who are transitioning into adulthood."
The National Technical Assistance Center on Improving Transition to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students with Disabilities will begin formally in January 2015.
Know Your Title IX Series Scheduled
UNC Charlotte’s Title IX Office, Center for Wellness Promotion, and Dean of Students Office join The Feminist Union to present "Forty IX'ers: Know Your Title IX"; a four-part series on sexual assault, stalking and relationship violence. The series will offer education, panel discussions, resources and additional learning opportunities related to Title IX and the Violence Against Women Act (also called Campus SaVE).
According to Dawn Floyd, the University's Titile IX coordinator, "We are hoping these programs are not only informative, but will also provide students with an opportunity to ask questions about UNC Charlotte’s processes and resources and an opportunity to discuss their concerns about these issues on our campus."
The series kicks off on Oct. 27 with a session on applicable Title IX laws; what the laws mean for students; how and where to report a complaint of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence or stalking; confidential vs. non-confidential resources; and how complaints are handled at UNC Charlotte. For more information, visit the Title IX website.