We are excited to announce the following InclusiveU Seminars for Spring 2019. These seminars are open to all InclusiveU students including Access, OnCampus, interns, Campus Mentors and Peer-2-Peer Partners, and matriculated SU students. Seminars are offered weekly and you are encouraged to attend as many different ones as possible. Click here for additional seminar guidelines.
Please note that the Disability History seminar will begin on Monday, January 14th, 2019 (first day of classes), because there are no classes on January 21st due to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. All other seminars will begin on Tuesday January 22nd, 2019.
Current Seminar Topics:
- History of Intellectual Disability in the United States (Mondays 2:30-3:30pm in 056 HH): People with developmental disabilities have always been part of humanity. Come and learn about the history of exclusion and the fight for inclusion and equity in America. This is a one-credit course which will require some out of class work; therefore, mentors are encouraged to attend if possible. Facilitated by Dee Katovitch.
- My Stories: Photography and Video (Tuesdays 11:00-11:45am in 320 HH): Join your friends in InclusiveU and Peer2Peer as we create pictures, videos, stories, art, songs, and much more. This is a great way to create and share about your own experiences and the stories of your life. Facilitated by Dr. Beth Myers.
- The Socratic Seminar: Questioning Things (Wednesdays 11:00-11:45am in 056 HH): This class requires active participation as we will examine issues like the RAGER CLASS (Race, Age, Gender, Ethnicity, Religion, Culture, Language, Ability, Socio-Economics and Sexual Orientation). Students will begin to examine their own inter-sectional identities and engage in dialogue that questions the answers and encourages them to think about their thinking. Facilitated by Dr. Yusuf Soule.
- Topics in Independent Living (Thursdays, 11:00-11:45am in 320 HH): Looking forward to getting your own place some day? What skills and plans do you need to develop to live successfully on your own? Facilitated by Sam Roux and Micah Fialka-Feldman. Cooking lessons facilitated by Megan Cartier and Magan Straight. [Although this seminar meets for 45 minutes weekly, there will be several weeks of cooking lessons during the semester. Cooking lessons will require arriving at 10:30 AM and leaving at 12:00 noon. Dates will be announced in advance. Please check your schedule before registering!]
- Health Matters Thursdays, 2:30-3:30pm in 320 HH): Exercise and nutrition are important components in helping people to gain control over their health. Having health literacy skills helps people to share personal health information with health care providers, engage in self-care and illness management, adopt new health-promoting behaviors such as exercising or healthy eating, and act on health-related news. In this seminar, students will work to understand health and exercise, and how to make decisions about their own personal well-being. Facilitated by Brianna Shults and Bud Buckhout.
- Building Financial Capability (Fridays, 11:00-11:45am in 320 HH): This seminar contains basic financial content knowledge such as: how to construct a spending plan, how to read a credit report and build/improve credit, the vocabulary to help you understand terms and conditions of loans, and the basics of bank accounts. The goal of this seminar is not to fill students’ heads with money management information, but to work with students to show them how to find and evaluate information that is available to them so that they can use it to solve the real problems they encounter when trying to meet their needs. Facilitated by Beth Metcalf.