|Faculty members have the right to:
||Faculty members have the responsibility to:
|Expect a shared responsibility with students and DSS staff members to develop a specific
plan to implement appropriate accommodations.
|Determine course content and general methods of teaching.
||Provide equal access to all course materials in order to maximize the learning of
all students by applying Universal Design principles to all aspects of instruction.
|Ensure that course standards are not lowered or compromised.
||Understand policies and law regarding students with disabilities. (Visit www.ada.gov for more information.)
|Make informed decisions about how to best adapt their teaching and assessment methods
to accommodate all students.
||Reasonably accommodate students who provide a Request for Accommodations letter from
the Office of Disability Services for Students (DSS).
|Determine through consultation with knowledgeable professionals the most appropriate
ways to adapt their courses to meet the needs of their students.
||Refer students to DSS if they request accommodations for a disability, but do not
provide the Request for Accommodations letter.
|Question a specific accommodation request if it is inappropriate for the course or
if the nature of the request would alter the essential requirements of a course.
||Sign Request for Accommodations letter and other appropriate forms from DSS in a timely
|Ensure that a student has demonstrated mastery of the essential requirements of a
course in order to obtain an appropriate grade. Fail students if they do not demonstrate
mastery of essential course requirements.
||Understand that some students with disabilities have academic or behavior problems
that are not related to their disabilities. Therefore faculty members are not obligated
to treat such problems differently then they would for other students.
|Be treated respectfully by all students in their class.
||Enforce student handbook policies equally for all students.