Faculty and Staff

Rights and Responsibilities of Faculty and Staff

  • Refer students to the Education Access Center to have the disability documented and appropriate accommodations determined.

  • Faculty should include a statement in the class syllabus informing students how to access reasonable accommodations.

  • Help provide reasonable accommodations by allowing students to use auxiliary aids, such as, note-takers, recorders, interpreters, etc.

  • Provide advising, counseling and instruction to students with disabilities in a fully accessible environment.

  • Show confidence in student’s abilities to achieve their intellectual, personal and professional potential.

  • Keep disability-related information confidential, discussing it only with people who have a valid reason to know.

  • Discuss all student-related information directly with the student.

  • Faculty and staff may not have access to a student’s diagnostic information.

  • When a student is using a recorder in the classroom, it is appropriate for that student to sign an agreement not to release the recording or otherwise infringe on the publishing rights of the instructor if the instructor so wishes to do so.

  • If a faculty member has a question about the appropriateness of approved accommodations, the Education Access Center should be contacted for further clarification. Continue to provide accommodations while the issue is being resolved and refer all questions to the Education Access Center.

  • The National Center on Disability and Access to Education (NCDAE) has these one-page accessibility resources, or “cheatsheets,” that have been developed to assist anyone who is creating accessible content. These free resources are catered to less-technical individuals, such as faculty and staff. NCDAE Cheatsheets for creating accessible content: http://ncdae.org/resources/cheatsheets/.

  • Respondus Lockdown Browser is, in short, accessible. The instructor has to enable settings for specific students so they can use a screenreader. More information about this can be found by following this link: Is the LockDown Browser accessible to those with disabilities?

  • Disability Resources: It is the policy and practice of Tulsa Community College to create inclusive learning environments. Accommodations for qualifying students in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act are available. To request accommodations, contact the Education Access Center (EAC) at eac@tulsacc.edu or call 918-595-7115 (Voice) or visit our website at www.tulsacc.edu/dr. Deaf and hard of hearing students may text 918-809-1864.

  • To request a sign language interpreter call 918-595-7428, text 918-809-1864 or email rcdhh@tulsacc.edu. To request accommodations for other disabilities call 918-595-7115 or email eac@tulsacc.edu. Advance notice requested.