The OSU Institute of Technology virtual Diversity Learning Series will discuss Diversity, Respect and Inclusion for People with Disabilities on July 22 from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The OSUIT Diversity & Inclusion Committee is proud to welcome guest speaker Mike Shuttic, student access services coordinator at Rose State College.
This is a free event available to all OSUIT students, faculty and staff.
Shuttic will cover diversity, respect, and disability issues and how this impacts everyone, not just those with a disability. He will define access vs. accommodations and equal vs. equitable.
“It’s important to provide awareness and understanding about how access and disability is part of the fabric of what we do, the environment and everyone who is part of it,” said Shuttic.
Shuttic’s work in the field of disabilities spans over 30 years. His current role at Rose State College continues his work toward inclusion and universal accessibility.
“Although practices may change, the issues remain constant—documentation, transition, otherwise qualified and equal access/opportunity,” said Shuttic. “A continued focus on these issues through awareness, collaboration and discussion is key. We should all share in the goal of maximizing human potential and work toward integration of access for all students.”
Before joining Rose State College, Shuttic worked as the director of Disability Services for Students at the University of New Hampshire, the director of Partners in Learning and the coordinator of Disability Services & ADA Compliance at St. Gregory’s University, the coordinator of Student Disability Services/Director, ADA Compliance at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, and the associate director of Disability Services and chair of the Architectural Barriers Committee at the University of Kansas. He has served as a board member and past president on many Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) chapters and other professional associations.
His early professional focus and experiences were in Work Adjustment Training, Supported Employment and Independent Living. From 1998-2013, Shuttic served as a certified rehabilitation counselor. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Kent State University and is a graduate of Michigan State University’s Rehab Counseling Master’s program.
“I hope those who attend this session gain a greater understanding about how disability and non-disability share common needs and issues,” said Shuttic. “To look at people holistically as unique learners and individuals in general, and how best to address these needs.”