Rights and Responsibilities

Rights and Responsibilities:

 

Students with disabilities have the right:

·         to an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from courses, programs, services, or activities offered through the college;

·         to an equal opportunity to work and to learn, and to receive reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services;

·         to appropriate confidentiality of all information regarding the disability and to choose to whom information about their disability will be disclosed, except as disclosures are required/permitted by law;

·         to information, reasonably available in accessible formats;

Students with disabilities have the responsibility:

·         to meet qualifications and maintain essential institutional standards for courses, programs, services, or activities;

·         to self-identify as an individual with a disability when an accommodation is requested and to seek information, counsel, and assistance as necessary;

·         to demonstrate and/or document (from a licensed professional) how the disability limits participation in courses, programs, services, or activities;

·         to follow published procedures for obtaining information, services and reasonable accommodations.

 

Rights and Responsibilities of Special Populations Office

 

The Special Populations Office has the right:

 

·         to evaluate and/or identify functional limitations of the student’s disability to determine appropriate academic adjustments and accommodations needed for courses, programs, services and college activities;

·         to request and receive from student, current documentation that supports requests for reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary services;

·         to deny a request for reasonable accommodation, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary services if the documentation demonstrates that they are not warranted, or if the individual fails to provide appropriate documentation;

·         to select among effective reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary services;

·         to deny a request for an unreasonable accommodation, adjustment, and/or auxiliary service or one that imposes as undue hardship or fundamental alteration on a program or activity of the college;

The Special Populations Office has the responsibility:

·         to ensure that qualified students receive academic adjustments and accommodations for courses, programs, activities, and services in the most integrated and appropriate settings;

·         to provide information to students with disabilities in accessible formats upon request;

·         to evaluate students on both their abilities and disabilities;

·         to maintain appropriate confidentiality of records and communication, except where permitted/required by law.

 

Rights and Responsibilities of the Instructor

 

The Central Community College Instructor has the right:

·         to expect students with disabilities to meet qualifications and maintain institutional standards for courses, programs, services, or activities;

·         to request and receive from the student or the Special Populations Office, verification that the student is registered for services with the Special Populations Office and requires accommodations whenever a student has initiated a request for accommodation;

·         to deny a request for reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary services if the student does not provide a signed “Approved Academic Accommodation Letter” from the Special Populations Office;

·         to expect the Special Populations Office to evaluate reasonable accommodations and to be kept informed of any changes of accommodation requests throughout the semester; and

·         to be provided with updated information concerning disabilities and policy and procedures utilized by the college.

The Central Community College Instructor has the responsibility:

·         to maintain confidentiality of records and communications and students’ rights to privacy in disability related matters;

·         to provide academic information to the Special Populations Office when requested, so accessible formats can be produced in timely manner;

·         to show confidence in students’ abilities to achieve their intellectual, personal and professional potential;

·         to help provide reasonable accommodations as verified by the Special Populations Office and contact the Special Populations Office when questions arise; and

·         to refer students to the Special Populations Office to have disability documented and appropriate accommodations determined.

Written by Kyle Sterner