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Office of Academic Affairs

Accessibility Initiative

In support of the THEC Accessibility Task Force recommendations submitted to the legislature in 2014, the Office of Academic Affairs is engaging campuses in dialogue, training, and assessment activities to make our educational resources more accessible to more students. Below are resources for campus use in discussing accessibility, training faculty and staff to make materials accessible, and assessing each campus' educational materials to meet accessibility standards.

PDF icon THEC Accessibility Task Force Recommendations

In Spring 2015, the TBR Accessibility Task Force was created and began meeting to do an initial assessment of accessibility initiatives to undertake at the system level. Membership of the task force included campus representatives from academic affairs, student affairs, business affairs, and disabiilty services. As well as system staff from academic affairs, business and finance, general counsel, ROCC, TCAT, and communications.

Campus Resources

Each campus should have an accessibility team responsible for conducting campus audits and creating action steps to meet expectations identified in the Features of Accessibility document.

Campus Training Information

Self register for the Accessibility Training Course used in the Campus Audit training.

Regional Training Opportunities

Campus Audit Information

Audit of Admissions and Scheduling - COMPLETED in 2016

File TBR Materials Audit Form File TBR Software Audit Form

Faculty Audit of Top 30 Courses - Next Audit Due November 17, 2017

Webform to Submit Course Audit Information

Accessible Syllabi Data Report -  Next Audit Due March 3, 2017

Webform to Submit Accessible Syllabi Data



Audit Team Chairs by Institution

Institution Audit Team Chair Title Contact Number
Austin Peay State University Joe Weber Director of Library Services 931-221-7613
Chattanooga State Judy Lowe AVP Center of Distributed Education 423-697-4792
Cleveland State Juliann Mathis Director of Disability Services 423-473-2427
Columbia State Wynn Gooch Disability Services Coordinator 931-540-2857
Dyersburg State Dennis Anderson Director of Distance Education 731-286-3292
East Tennessee State University Dr. Karen King Chief Information Officer & Senior Vice Provost for ITS 423-439-5654
Jackson State Meisha Daniels Director of Distance Education 731-425-2623
Middle Tennessee State University Marian Wilson Assistant to the President, Institutional Equity & Compliance 615-898-2185
Motlow State Rhonda CothamCindy Logan; Terry Durham    
Nashville State Shelley Gross-Gray Director of Online Learning 615-353-3529
Northeast State Matt DeLozier Vice President for Student Affairs 423-323-0231
Pellissippi State Dr. Ted Lewis Vice President for Academic Affairs 865-694-6523
Roane State Dr. Susan Sutton Director of the Center of Teaching Arts & Technology & Distance Education 865-882-4658
Southwest TN Todd Blankenbeckler Director of Distance Education & Instruction 901-333-4305
Tennessee State University Dr. Cheryl Seay Director of Distance Education & Multimedia Services 615-963-7001
Tennessee Tech Greg Holt Compliance Director 931-372-6119
University of Memphis Dr. Karen Weddle-West Provost 901-678-2119
Volunteer State Dr. George Pimentel Vice President for Academic Affairs 615-230-3556
Walters State Lora Duvall Coordinator of Instructional Design and Accessibility 423-318-2773

To submit revisions for team member names, email Dr. Leming, Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Success.