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Faculty Rights and Responsibilities

As Faculty you have certain rights and responsibilities.

Faculty has the right to:

  • Ask for verification of the student’s eligibility for accommodations from the ACCESS Office.
  • Consult with the ACCESS Office staff as appropriate to assist in providing reasonable and appropriate accommodations.
  • Expect students with disabilities to meet the same academic standards as their peers.
  • Expect that the ACCESS Office will use appropriate test security measures to protect the integrity of exams given.

Along with these rights come responsibilities. It is the responsibility of the faculty to:

  • Meet with students confidentially to discuss disability-related needs.
  • Provide classroom materials in alternative format when requested. (This may require consultation and/or coordination with the ACCESS Office.)
  • Work collaboratively with the ACCESS Office in providing appropriate and timely academic accommodations for their courses.
  • Provide accessible times that the student with a disability can meet to discuss academic needs, accommodations, and services.
  • Place ACCESS Student tests / exams in the Testing Center prior to the testing time.
  • Indicate testing details (i.e., time-allotted, materials permitted) on tests sent to the Testing Center.


As a student with a disability you have the right to: 

  • Appropriate accommodations according to your disability.
  • Equal access to an education.
  • Confidentiality.
  • Equal and fair treatment.

Along with these rights come responsibilities.  To receive services from the ACCESS Office, it is your responsibility to:

  • Be your own advocate.
  • Disclose pertinent information regarding your disability.
  • Meet privately with faculty to discuss test or course accommodations.
  • Remind faculty about any testing accommodations before each exam.
  • Schedule exams with the ACCESS Office two days in advance.
  • Work directly with faculty in the event of disability related absences during the semester.
  • Initiate all services in a timely manner.
  • Meet regularly with an advisor from the ACCESS Office.
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