Faculty members have the right to:
- maintain academic standards of courses;
- determine course content and how it will be taught;
- confirm a student's request for accommodations and ask for clarification about a
specific accommodation with the disability services office;
- deny a request for accommodation if the student has not been approved for such
- deny accommodations for students not registered with the disability services office;
- award grades appropriate to the level of student's demonstration of mastery
- fail a student who does not perform to passing standards;
- be treated respectfully by all students.
Faculty members do not have the right to:
- refuse to provide an approved accommodation for a documented disability;
- challenge the legitimacy of a student's disability;
- review a student's documentation, including diagnostic data.
Faculty members have the responsibility to:
- understand the laws and university's guidelines regarding students with disabilities;
- refer students to the disability services office when necessary;
- provide requested accommodations and academic adjustments to students who have documented disabilities in a timely manner;
- maintain appropriate confidentiality of records concerning students with disabilities, except when disclosure is required by law or authorized by the student;
- provide handouts, video tapes, and other course materials in accessible formats upon request;
- evaluate students based on their abilities rather than their disabilities.