Michael Schwartz to Co-Chair University Disability Services Audit Steering Committee
Steering Committee Formed to Lead Disability Services Audit
(SU News | April 17, 2018) Syracuse University has announced a 16-member steering committee comprised of faculty, staff, and students to oversee a comprehensive audit of disability services across campus. The steering committee will be responsible for identifying a national consultant to conduct the audit, and working with the consultant to make recommendations to improve the campus experience for members of the community who are disabled.
The new committee, formed at the request of Chancellor Kent Syverud, will be co-chaired by Joanna Masingila, Dean of the School of Education, and Michael Schwartz, Associate Professor of Law.
Masingila and Schwartz will work with the committee to define its goals, scope and responsibilities. The committee will also soon begin its search for a national expert in disabilities-related work to conduct the audit of University policies. The audit will include evaluating Syracuse University’s processes and policies on student housing, academic and non-academic accommodations, medical leaves and other disability-related policies.
Joining Schwartz on the committee will be first-year law student Eddie Zaremba. Find the full list of committee members online.