Faculty Profile

Rosalind Blackstar, M.Ed

Director, Office of Accessible Education

CAMPUS

Irvine

CONNECT

 

Biography

Rosalind is the Director of the Office of Accessible Education for the University of Massachusetts Global community. She serves as the subject matter expert for the Office of Accessible Education (OAE), provides strategic assistance to individuals and groups at the university and is passionate about creating equitable and inclusive experiences for adult learners and helps lead initiatives to further promote the implementation of universal design for learning.

Rosalind has worked in higher education since 2006 and has had a rich and diverse experience within disability resources having the opportunity to serve as an ADA Exam Coordinator, Program Operations and Student Accommodations Manager and as an Associate Director.

She is a current member of Association on Higher Education (AHEAD) and a past member of California Association on Postsecondary Education and Disability (CAPED) and has co-presented at statewide and national conferences. She enjoys collaborating with disability professionals and higher education colleagues to bring best practices, trends, and innovative ways of improving disability resources.

Rosalind also has served as an educational access consultant for disability resources offices at universities across the United States. Her areas of expertise include development of programmatic business processes, program improvement analysis for program operations and accommodation services, policy development and implementation, hiring, training, and supervising staff, and experience in implementation of student management databases.

Rosalind is a proud daughter of a Navy Veteran, a Bay Area native who enjoys travel, visiting botanical gardens, and loves the fall and holiday season.

Specialty:

·       Access and Disability in Adult Education

·       ADA/504/Title II/III for Higher Education 

·       Disability Resources

·       Accessibility Inclusion

 


Education

 
M.Ed. Masters in Urban Education, SCAE

California State University, Long Beach 

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