By Melissa Prentice
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Increased workload caused by recent legislation and hiring for the new four-year college has prompted two campus departments to search to fill administrative positions.
The University of Arizona affirmative action office has created a new position to handle issues relating to the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The associate director will function to make the campus accessible to students and employees with disabilities and to educate the university community about the university's compliance with ADA, said Janie Nu•ez, the associate director for affirmative action.
"The ADA has required changes to physical facilities, and we need someone to coordinate things, like if we put classes in certain buildings, how can we make the classrooms accessible to all students," she said. "The new director will also coordinate students who need academic adjustments if they are learning-disabled and employees who request accommodation in their work environment."
The department is conducting a national search to fill the position, which pays between $35,000 and $45,000 annually.
Preferred qualifications include a Ph.D., bilingual language skills in English and Spanish, two years experience conducting training sessions in both languages, knowledge of planning and budgeting and experience working with ADA accommodation.
The office of undergraduate education is also conducting a local search for a director for the Center for Research on Undergraduate Education.
Ann Scott, who previously held the position, left in November to take a position on the staff planning the new four-year college in Pima County, said Susan Steele, the associate vice provost of undergraduate education.
The director is responsible for the "design, execution and analysis of research concerning undergraduate education," which includes research involving graduation rates, quality of instructional services and effect of admissions policies.
"Whenever there is something we want to know about undergraduate education, we mid
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