Navigating an Office for Civil Rights Audit

Foothill College's Dean of Online Learning shares her experiences

Aired Nov. 15th




Watch as Foothill College’s Dean of Online Learning, Lené Whitley-Putz, shares her experience navigating an Office for Civil Rights audit of her institution’s LMS Canvas.

This discussion explores various aspects of the audit process that institutional leaders should be aware of - from its initiation to strategies for achieving accessibility. Discover valuable insights and practical approaches to prepare you to navigate an OCR audit and enhance the accessibility of your learning platforms. 

Meet Our Speakers


Lené Whitley-Putz

Dean of Online Learning, Foothill College

With a passion for advancing education through digital platforms, Whitley-Putz has dedicated her career to shaping and enhancing the online learning experience for students. 

She leads the strategic development and implementation of online programs at Foothill College, ensuring they align with educational objectives and rigorous standards. She is a leader in the accessibility movement within the California Community College System. She has a profound understanding of the need for accessibility for online courses.


Lindsay Cisar

Customer Success Manager, Verbit

Cisar is a higher education leader dedicating her career to providing equality in education to all. After completing her undergraduate degree in American Sign Language interpreting, she spent 12+ years working in undergraduate admissions promoting access for transfer students, adult-learners, veterans and minorities populations.

She now continues championing the needs of underserved populations through education technology and working strategically with higher education institutions.