Ukiah Adult School’s goals and objectives for providing effective student services lie in three aspects of the program. First, the program must develop and maintain a system for recruiting and admitting the most qualified candidates for program completion. Secondly, once admitted, it is the responsibility of the program to provide the counseling and guidance necessary in personal and academic areas so the students can face and overcome challenges that may hinder their success. Finally, the program must instill the skill and professionalism necessary, and provide the opportunity in the community, for students to successfully obtain employment as healthcare professionals, and track these successes for program improvement.
Once the program begins, a thorough orientation of program requirements and strategies for success are presented. Academic and personal advisement and counseling are available and encouraged by the Director of Nursing and school administrator. Close monitoring of student progress is maintained with necessary counseling, interventions, and remediation plans instituted when necessary. Required meetings for students who fall behind take place, with follow-up meetings where necessary.
End of program evaluation, job placement activities, and student tracking take place to help program improvement. Formal end of program student evaluations are used to reflect effectiveness of program objectives, clinical experiences, and program strengths and weaknesses. Students evaluate instructional staff effectiveness. Clinical sites have the opportunity to evaluate students and program. An end of program job faire takes place to help with job placement for completers. The Director of Nursing monitors both licensure examination results and job placement data for graduating students.
Every effort is made to provide the counseling and interventions necessary for all students to successfully complete the program and acquire the competencies necessary to become quality healthcare professionals.Students can make arrangements with instructors for remedial work or tutoring as needed.
Reasonable Accommodation Statement/ADA
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provide comprehensive civil rights and protections for persons with disabilities. “No otherwise qualified person with a disability in the United States...shall, solely on the basis of disability, be denied access to, or the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity provided by any institution receiving federal financial assistance.” A “qualified student” is defined as a student...”who meets the academic and technical standards required to admission or participation in the education program or activity.” source:rehabilitation Act of 1973 - Section 504)
Ukiah Adult School may not discriminate in the recruitment, admission, educational process, or treatment of students with disabilities. UAS will provide reasonable accommodations for students who are identified to have special needs. Students must voluntarily disclose that they have a disability (self-identify) or be referred from an agency or program for special needs adults, request accommodation, and provide documentation of their disability. Once identified, the student will meet with a counselor, the documentation of their disability will be reviewed, and appropriate, reasonable accommodations can be made. If students do not have recent documentation of the disability, the counselor may refer them to the appropriate agencies for follow-up