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.