The Office of Accessibility strives to provide students with disabilities equal access opportunities to their educational experiences at The University of Akron. We are also committed to assisting in the development of new professionals in the areas of disability service provision and administration, disability studies, and the broad area of Student Affairs in higher education. We have developed an assistantship program offering supervised learning experiences in a post-secondary setting that provides accommodations and services to students with disabilities.
The Position: The Graduate Assistant reports to the Associate Director of the Office of Accessibility. The office includes 1 full-time director, 1 full-time associate director, 3 full-time professional staff, 1 full-time support staff, and student assistants.
An assistantship at the Office of Accessibility is expected to be requested from a student with relevant previous experience or after completion of the majority of a student’s master’s level course work or at the appropriate stage in a doctoral program. Students participating in this assistantship must be on-site for 20 hours a week for a 10-month contract. The experiences received will be varied and intense, providing the student with skills necessary to begin work as an advocate for students with disabilities as they pursue their goals in post-secondary educational settings.
Responsibilities: Each student involved in an assistantship at the Office of Accessibility will be expected to provide evidence of success in each of the following areas. The list below includes each expectation to be measured during the assistantship experience.
Qualifications: The Graduate Assistant for the Office of Accessibility must be a well-organized, high-energy person with:
Benefits: The Graduate Assistantship for the Office of Accessibility will benefit from the following: