Kara James

Director, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Director, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Clinical Supervisor, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Disability Services

Office: 206 Bowman Hall
Phone: 715-232-2995
Email: jameskar@uwstout.edu

Roles/Responsibilities

Duties Include: Administer and supervise the Disability Service Office’s programmatic, personnel, and budget functions; Meet with students and review documentation to determine eligibility for academic accommodations; Develop, coordinate, and evaluate the provision of all mandated and non-mandated services; Provide consultation, collaboration, and training regarding campus-wide accessibility and accommodation issues for faculty/staff and students; Maintain a confidential, secure database and filing system and monitor all data related to service provision to students with disabilities; Collaborate with faculty, administration and staff to address disability related issues on campus; Develop and disseminate written policies and procedures and serve as an institutional resource concerning access and accommodation issues; Promote self-advocacy skills for students with faculty/staff and assist students in identifying other disability related resources.

Office Hours

Day Time
Mo Tu We Th Fr 8:00 - 4:30

Education

    • MS Vocational Rehabilitation
      University of Wisconsin-Stout
      2002
    • BS Biology
      University of Wisconsin-River Falls
      1999

Licensures and Certifications

  • Certified Vocational Evaluator:
  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor:

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • University of Wisconsin-Stout, Student Services-Disability Services
        Director
        August 2008 -
      • University of Wisconsin-Stout, Disability Services
        Director
        August 2008 -
      • University of Wisconsin-Stout, Vocational Rehabilitation
        Clinical Supervisor
        January 2004 -

    Industry

      • University of Wisconsin-Stout
        Manager, Evaluation Services
        August 2002 - July 2008
      • L.E. Phillips Career Development Center
        Food Stamp and Employment Training Specialist
        May 2002 - August 2002

Presentations

    Local

    • Little, A. M., Burritt, J. B., & James, K. (2012). Research at UW-Stout. UW-Stout New Instructor Workshop, Menomonie, WI.

Awards, Fellowships, Honors, and Scholarships

    Award

    • Chancellor's Adacemic Staff Award of Excellence, (2014)

    Honor

    • Certificate of Recognitation and Appreciation, Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute (September 2006)
    • Certificate of Recognition and Appreciation, Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute (May 2005)