SNEAPPA Nov 2011 Meeting

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The November SNEAPPA meeting is coming up quick. Check out the agenda and registration information here.

The November SNEAPPA meeting is coming up quick. Check out the agenda and registration information here.

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  • 1. October 14, 2011Dear Friends and Colleagues:Welcome to Fall in New England! Summer seemed to pass in aflash and now we can look forward to the challenges of anotherwinter season. I wanted to take a moment to say “thank you” toeveryone who traveled to Halifax and participated in ERAPPA2011, and a special note of thanks to those who represented ourchapter on committees and board positions.The “Supervisor’s Toolkit” training that we had planned to holdlater this month was cancelled due to an insufficient number ofattendees to make the session feasible. I hope that at somefuture time we can again offer this trainingLooking ahead, our fall meeting is scheduled for November 17th atthe College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. We have a coupleof great educational sessions and tours planned for that meeting.Details about the day’s events are included with this communi-cation, and also available at www.erappa.org/SNEAPPA.I look forward to seeing you on November 17th at Holy Cross. Sincerely, John Michalewicz SNEAPPA President
  • 2. Fall Membership Meeting November 17, 2011 at College of the Holy Cross8:00a - 8:30a Registration (Hogan Campus Center Lounge)8:30a - 9:00a Introduction / SNEAPPA Business Meeting (Hogan Campus Center Ballroom)9:00a - 10:15a Session #1 -- Exceeding Expectations John Cannon, Associate Director for Operations and Planning in Physical Plant at the College of the Holy Cross, recently published an article “Exceeding Expectations” in APPA’s Facilities Manager magazine. John will preside over an interactive discussion to explore how expectations present a challenge for all of us and how they can be managed with simple techniques once recognized.10:15a – 10:45a Networking10:45a to 12:00p Session #2 -- Providing Accommodations in Facilities: Is there a Reasonable Standard? (Mary Feeney, Bowditch & Dewey, Worcester, MA) In providing accommodations to students with disabilities, the determination of what is "reasonable" requires a case-by-case, fact- specific analysis. This presentation will explore how the law and regulations, the regulating agencies, and advocacy groups have applied that standard. We will also discuss some recognized alternatives to requests for accommodations and when alternative accommodations are appropriate if the initial request is deemed to impose an "undue burden" on the institution. Please plan to bring your individual questions so we can have a great discussion.12:00p to 1:00p Lunch1:00p to 3:00p Campus Tours (see descriptions on next page):  Tour #1 – Recently completed Integrated Science Complex  Tour #2 – Figge Hall – 156-Bed Apartment Style Residence Hall
  • 3. College of the Holy Cross November 17, 2011 Facilities Tour DescriptionsTour #1 -- Integrated Science ComplexWith the design and construction of a new $64 million LEEDcertified gold science complex, Holy Cross completed the mostambitious building project in its history. The construction of anew four-story building linked to the existing science andsocial science buildings (Beaven, O’Neil, and Swords halls) in2009 was followed by the complete renovation of HaberlinHall in 2010 and resulted in 142,000 gross square feet of newand renovated classroom, lecture, research and laboratoryspace. The new complex links the departments of biology,chemistry, mathematics/computer science, physics,psychology, and sociology/anthropology; and thus integratesclassrooms, labs, private offices, and lecture halls acrossdisciplines. The new teaching labs in chemistry and physicsallow students to be fully engaged in the scientific process.From their first science course at Holy Cross to their mostsophisticated senior research projects, students work in labsthat are specially designed to encourage hands-on, discovery-based exploration.Tour #2 -- Figge HallOn the inside loop of McCarthy Lane, nearthe Hart Recreation Center and the HoganCampus Center, sits the recently comple-ted $19.2 million Figge Hall, a 156-bedtownhouse-style residence hall.Reflecting the current trends in studenthousing, each of the 39 units accommo-dates four students and features acommon area, kitchen, two bathroomsand two bedrooms. The kitchen includes afull-size refrigerator, range, microwaveand dishwasher. Each floor has a studyroom, and the main floor features a function room that is used to host social gatherings.Similar to Williams Hall, the other apartment-style residence on campus, the two-wing building featuresfloor-to-ceiling windows in the front and back of the main entrance area, giving the building an airy andbright aura.
  • 4. FALL MEMBERSHIP MEETING College of the Holy Cross Worcester, Massachusetts November 17, 2011 REGISTRATION REGISTRATION FEES:  ADVANCE REGISTRATION (form rec’d through Nov 10th): $90 per person (includes lunch)  REGISTRATION & ON-SITE (rec’d Nov 11th or later): $115 per person (includes lunch) PAYMENT TERMS: CHECK, CASH OR PURCHASE ORDER ONLY (CHECKS PAYABLE TO: SNEAPPA). **WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS/PURCHASING CARDS AT THIS TIME** CHECK ENCLOSED PAY AT THE DOOR SNEAPPA Cancellation Policy: Cancellations will be accepted in writing only (via eMail) until 12p on Friday, November 11, 2011. Any cancellation received after this date or ‘No Show’ the day of the meeting will be charged the full registration fee based on the date this registration form was received.  NAME ____________________________________________________________________ TITLE ____________________________________________________________________ INSTITUTION _______________________________________________________________ ADDRESS ____ ____________________________________________________________ CITY/STATE/ZIP _____________________________________________________________ TELEPHONE (______)______________________ FAX (______)______________________ eMAIL ________________________________@_________________________ . _________  REGISTER via:  eMail (scan) to sbmulcahey@comcast.net  Fax to (860) 349-5941  US Mail to SNEAPPA, c/o Susan Mulcahey, CMP, CMM, PO Box 353, Durham, CT 06422-0353Photocopy form for additional attendee(s). A download of documents & directions are available at www.erappa.org/SNEAPPA Questions? Contact Susan Mulcahey at sbmulcahey@comcast.net or call (860) 349-8397
  • 5. College of the Holy Cross November 17, 2011DIRECTIONS to Hogan Campus Center:From the East & West (Boston, Hartford and New York)Massachusetts Turnpike I-90. Take Exit 10 to I-290 East toward Worcester. Take Exit 11 (CollegeSquare/Southbridge Street) off I-290. Cross over to the right lane immediately after coming offthe ramp to College Square. Take the first right (before the traffic light) onto College Street. Goup the hill and enter the last gate on the left, Gate 7. The Hogan Campus Center is the secondbuilding on the left with the large silver cross on it. Visitor parking is to the right of the CampusCenter.From the NorthI-495 South to I-290 West, Exit 25B. From I-290 West take Exit 11 (College Square, SouthbridgeStreet). Bear left coming off the ramp onto Southbridge Street. Take the first right (before thetraffic light) onto College Street. Go up the hill and enter the last gate on the left, Gate 7. TheHogan Campus Center is the second building on the left with the large silver cross on it. Visitorparking is to the right of the Campus Center.From the SoutheastI-495 North to Massachusetts Turnpike I-90. Take Exit 10 to I-290 East toward Worcester. TakeExit 11 (College Square/Southbridge Street) off I-290. Cross over to the right lane immediatelyafter coming off the ramp to College Square. Take the first right (before the traffic light) ontoCollege Street. Go up the hill and enter the last gate on the left, Gate 7. The Hogan CampusCenter is the second building on the left with the large silver cross on it. Visitor parking is to theright of the Campus Center.From the South (Providence, Rhode Island)Route 146 North to Exit 12, McKeon Road/College Square. Take left off ramp and follow signsfor I-290 West/College Square. Left at traffic light on McKeon Road. Follow overpass throughseveral sets of lights and proceed straight up hill. Take left after fire station into Holy Cross onLoyola Road. Follow left curve which becomes McCarthy Lane. Continue up the hill to uppercampus. Visitor parking is straight ahead, last parking lot.