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Rights & Responsibilities (Faculty)

Faculty have the right to:

  • Receive verification of a student’s eligibility for any requested accommodations. Students provide verification through an Accommodation Notification Letter from the Disability Center, either in person or electronically.
  • Expect that students will initiate accommodation requests.
  • Maintain academic standards for courses.
  • Determine course content and how it will be taught.
  • Deny a request for accommodation if no verification of eligibility has been provided.

Faculty do not have the right to:

  • Refuse to provide an approved accommodation
  • Challenge the legitimacy of a student’s disability
  • Request information about the nature of a student’s disability

Faculty have the responsibility to:

  • Provide timely accommodations and academic modifications to qualified students
  • Respect students’ confidentiality in matters related to their eligibility for, and use of accommodations
  • Hold students with disabilities to the same academic standards as those without disabilities
  • Work with the Disability Center when appropriate to ensure accommodations can be provided
  • Understand University policies and laws related to providing access to students with disabilities