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.
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