Rights and Responsibilities
Students with Disabilities
- It is the student’s responsibility to provide documentation of a qualified disability to Disability Services Coordinator to support requests for academic accommodations.
- It is the student’s responsibility to participate in an interactive process with a Disability Services Coordinator to determine eligibility for accommodations and services.
- Once the student is eligible for services, it is the student’s responsibility to request accommodations in a timely manner each semester from Disability Services Coordinator and provide documentation of disability related accommodations to his/her instructors.
- It is the student’s responsibility to participate in a careful, deliberate and interactive process with the Disabilities Services Coordinator to reach an agreement on an effective and reasonable academic accommodation.
- It is the student’s responsibility to make measurable progress toward their educational goal.
- It is the faculty’s responsibility to maintain the student’s confidentiality.
- It is the faculty’s responsibility to consult with the Disability Services Coordinator in providing appropriate accommodations.
- It is the faculty’s responsibility to provide reasonable accommodations as determined by the Disability Services Coordinator and not question the student regarding the validity of the documented disability when accommodations are approved by the Disability Services Coordinator.
- It is the faculty’s responsibility to maintain the same standards for students with disabilities as are applied to all other students, with the exception of accommodations determined by the Disability Services Coordinator.
- It is the faculty’s responsibility to contact the Disability Services Coordinator when an accommodation might violate an essential component of the course, program, or activity.
Disability Services Coordinator
- Maintains students’ confidentiality and the confidentiality of the documentation.
- Identifies and establishes appropriate accommodations for courses, programs, services, activities, and facilities.
- Requests and receives appropriate documentation that supports the claim of disability and/or need for the requested accommodations or academic adjustments.
- Denies a request for accommodations and academic adjustments if the documentation does not definitively demonstrate that the request is warranted, or if the individual fails to provide appropriate documentation.
- Communicates procedures clearly with students and faculty members.
For a more detailed listing of student, faculty, and Disability Services Coordinator rights and responsibilities, please see the Handbook.