Faculty Rights and Responsibilities for Implementation of Accommodations

Ensuring Educational Access at Wayne College

  • It is the student’s responsibility to request classroom accommodations based on physical or learning disabilities.
  • Student must register with the Disability Specialist in the Smucker Learning Center to request accommodations.
  • Student must provide the Disability Specialist with verifiable documentation from the diagnosing physician/psychologist/psychiatrist before accommodations can be recommended.
  • Accommodation letters will be e-mailed through the Student Testing and Accommodation Request System (STARS) to each of the student’s instructors describing the accommodations that may be implemented for the student.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to request accommodation letters through STARS prior to the first week of class and to discuss these accommodations with instructors within the first two weeks of school.
  • The Disability Specialist will work with students and instructors to implement accommodations requested by the student.
  • Questions or concerns about student accommodations should be referred to the Disability Specialist in the Smucker Learning Center.

Faculty Rights and Responsibilities

  • The instructor is not obligated to accept disability documentation from the student; it is the student’s responsibility to deliver the appropriate documentation to the Disability Specialist in the Smucker Learning Center.
  • Students with disabilities are expected to meet the same course requirements as their peers.
  • Instructors should include in their syllabi a statement encouraging students with disabilities to contact the Disability Specialist in The Smucker Learning Center.

Reasonable Accommodations

  • Use of tape recorders in the classroom
  • Note-taker in the classroom for the student
  • Extended time to complete quizzes and exams
  • Readers/Writers for tests
  • Quiet testing room in The Smucker Learning Center
  • Use of adaptive technology devices to assist in test-taking and reading
  • Relocation of classroom to ensure accessibility

Faculty Members DO NOT Have the Right To:

  • Ask students if they have a disability
  • Examine the primary documentation of a student’s disability
  • Discuss a student’s disability with other students, faculty, or staff
  • Provide accommodations other than those listed on the accommodation letter