MIHEC News

Moving Forward: Inclusive Higher Ed. Mary Hauff received the Exceptional Advocate Award from the Minnesota Council on Disability, recognizing her contributions to building momentum for inclusive higher education in the state.

Impact: Feature Issue on Inclusive Higher Education for People with Intellectual, Developmental, and Other Disabilities

Upcoming Events

September 2022

Learning Community Event: Public Policy Advocacy

Tuesday, September 20

6:00-7:15 pm Central Time

MIHEC invites you to the September Learning Community webinar on Zoom. Julia Burkstaller and Dupree Edwards are teaming up to share their experience advocating for inclusive higher education in Minnesota. They will provide information on state-level advocacy, what it takes to get a bill signed into law, and what you can do to get involved in public policy advocacy. Students, parents, educators, and faculty can all make a difference as inclusive higher education public policy advocates. The event will include live closed captioning and the meeting will be recorded. Everyone is welcome. Registration is open. Please contact MIHEC with any questions.

Presenter Bios

Julia Burkstaller is the Public Policy Director for The Arc Minnesota–a statewide, nonprofit organization that works to promote and protect the human rights of people with intellectual & developmental disabilities. Julia has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in social work as well as a master’s degree in public policy. Prior to working at The Arc, Julia was the Advocacy Manager at Girl Scouts River Valleys and the Coordinator for the This Is Medicaid coalition.

Dupree Edwards is a teaching artist at Upstream Arts and a member of the Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities. He wants to pursue his post-secondary education to advance in his career as a performing artist. As an advocate, he testified in support of the Minnesota Inclusive Higher Education Act.

September Event Registration Link

October 2022

MIHEC Community of Practice Gathering

Tuesday, October 4

3:00-4:00 pm Central Standard Time

MIHEC is pleased to offer the first Minnesota Community of Practice for inclusive higher education. The community of practice gathering is for Minnesota college and university faculty and staff who are either interested in or part of their campus' inclusive higher education initiative. Annette Romualdo, UMD faculty, and Diana Joseph, Minnesota State Mankato faculty are facilitating and leading the community of practice. This is a safe space to network, learn, share resources, brainstorm, and problem-solve. This event will include live closed captioning. Registration is open. Please contact MIHEC with any questions.

October CoP Event Registration Link .

MIHEC encourages attendance at the national inclusive higher education conference. The conferences are held concurrently on October 19-20 in Syracuse, New York.

State of the Art Conference - The annual conference brings together hundreds of families, policy-makers, and program members interested in advancing the field of postsecondary education for young adults with intellectual disabilities.

Student Leadership Conference - The concurrent annual conference is for prospective and current college students with intellectual disabilities.

November 2022

Learning Community Event: 2022 National Inclusive Higher Education Conference Key Takeaways

Tuesday, November 15

3:00-4:15 pm Central Standard Time

Come and join the conversation to share key developments, big ideas, and important resources from the 2022 national inclusive higher education conferences. The State of the Art (SOTA) and Student Leadership Conference (SLC) are scheduled for October 19-20 in Syracuse, New York. We will hear from MIHEC members who attend the conference. They will share what they learned and how we may apply and inform our Minnesota initiatives. Our presenters will include Mary Hauff (MIHEC) and Diana Joseph (MN State Mankato), as well as other members who may attend. This event on Zoom will be recorded and will include live closed captioning. Everyone is welcome. Registration is open. Please contact MIHEC with any questions.

November Event Registration Link

February 2023

Learning Community Event Save the Date

Tuesday, February 7

The event details are in the works. Please check back.

March 2023

Learning Community Event Save the Date

Tuesday, March 14

The event details are in the works. Please check back.

April 2023

Learning Community Event Save the Date

Tuesday, April 18

The event details are in the works. Please check back.

Past Events

April 2022

Student Journeys: Gain insight from the experiences of current college students and graduates. The student panel members share their experiences about their journey preparing for college and going to college. What has their experience been? What would they do differently? What are their career aspirations after college or what career are they pursuing after college?

Resources:

Slide deck

Video from the Web version of this publication:

MIHEC Workgroup Webinar: April 2022: https://www.youtube.com/embed/Gz9Ag8w-uY8

March 2022

Access to College: Ableism vs. Inclusion and Opportunity. This event shares how disability history - in its legacy of segregation and separation - influences educator attitudes, school systems, and the educational experiences of people with disabilities still today.

Video from the Web version of this publication:

MIHEC Workgroup Webinar: March 2022: https://www.youtube.com/embed/ChJOabaBLpM

February 2022

What Are Your College Plans? Student and Family Information night. Presenters include members of the Minnesota Inclusive Higher Education Consortium (MIHEC) workgroup.

Resources:

Handout

Slide deck

Video from the Web version of this publication:

What are your college plans? Student and family information night.: https://www.youtube.com/embed/4CGHj9Uf-MI

November 2021

Student Supports: A Panel Presentation and Discussion with Georgia Tech's Excel Program . Presenters: Student, Martha Haythorn; Peer Mentor, Hanna Shaw; Parent, Preston Tauscher; Mentorship Coordinator, Luke Roman; Excel Director, Ken Surdin

Video from the Web version of this publication:

Student Supports: A Panel Presentation and Discussion with Georgia Tech's Excel Program: https://www.youtube.com/embed/QY8F4fa90RI

October 2021

What Does Inclusive Higher Education Look Like? University of Maryland, Terps-EXCEED Model. Presenter: Amy D'Agati

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Video from the Web version of this publication:

MIHEC Workgroup Webinar: October 2021: https://www.youtube.com/embed/bseU_jqgFPA

September 2021

Campus Capacity Building with Jessica Lamb from Augustana University and Diana Joseph from Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Video from the Web version of this publication:

Campus Capacity Building: https://www.youtube.com/embed/T7OQzfp_S58

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Person-Centered Planning: https://www.youtube.com/embed/7-IyHZe33Kw

May 2021

Person-Centered Planning with Mark Winters from Beacon Specialized Living

April 2021

Job coaching & peer/natural supports with Nicole Rabinowitz from INclusive Networking

Video from the Web version of this publication:

Job Coaching & Peer/Natural Supports: https://www.youtube.com/embed/QPU-6v6e4Xc

March 2021

Minnesota CTPs: Reconnect and Share with Benjamin Larson from Ridgewater College, Dawn Allen from Bethel BUILD and Patricia Sloan from Central Lakes College

November 2020

Action and Outreach: A Community Discussion About Next Steps in Minnesota

October 2020

Braided funding with Debra Hart - Think College and University of Massachusetts, Jan Bechtel - Millersville University, Denise Rozell - Think College and AUCD

September 2020

Meaningful credentials with Kelly Haines & Russ Thelin from Think College.