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Faculty Rights & Responsibilities

Faculty Rights

  • Maintain academic standards for courses/programs
  • Determine course content and how it will be taught
  • Contact SDS to confirm a student’s request for accommodation and ask for clarification about a specific accommodation as needed
  • Deny a request for accommodation if a student has not been approved by SDS for the accommodation
  • Award grades appropriate to the level of the student’s demonstration of meeting the learning objectives of the course and/or mastery of the material.
  • Fail a student who does not perform to passing standards

Faculty Responsibilities

  • Understand the laws and University’s guidelines regarding students with disabilities
  • Refer students to SDS when necessary
  • Participate in an interactive process of accommodation with the student and SDS when needed
  • Provide requested accommodations and academic adjustments to students who have verified disabilities in a timely manner
  • Maintain appropriate confidentiality of records concerning students with disabilities
  • Provide handouts, videos and other course materials in accessible formats upon request and in a timely manner
  • Evaluate students based on their abilities rather than the manifestations of their disabilities