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Accessibility Services Rights and Responsibilities for Faculty

Faculty have the RIGHT to:

  • Request a signed agreement from students to audio tape record lectures.
  • Expect that students will adhere to the student code of conduct as printed in the Digest of Rules and Regulations.
  • Deny accommodations if Letter of Accommodation is not presented by the student.
  • Deny testing accommodations if student does not follow reasonable guidelines/ arrangements made for test administration.
  • Question accommodations (through SDS office, NOT the student) that would jeopardize the academic standards or integrity of the course.

Faculty have the RESPONSIBILITY to:

  • Share responsibility for student accommodations with Student Disability Services.
  • Refer to Student Disability Services any student who reports having a disability but who does not have a Letter of Accommodation.
  • Provide accommodations as indicated in the Letter of Accommodation.
  • Provide only accommodations stated in the Letter of Accommodation and consult with SDS regarding any other accommodations the student might request.
  • Include on the syllabi the approved syllabus statement regarding students with disabilities.
  • Work with the Testing Center or Student Disability Services regarding how exams for students with disabilities will be conducted.

Kent State University has the RIGHT to:

  • Identify and establish essential functions , abilities, skills, knowledge, and standards for courses, programs, services, activities, and facilities, and to evaluate all students on these bases.
  • Request and receive current documentation through Student Disability Services that supports the request for accommodations.
  • Select among equally effective accommodations which to provide.
  • Refuse an unreasonable accommodation request that imposes a fundamental alteration on a program or activity of the University.
  • Deny a request for an accommodation if documentation does not support the request or if documentation is not provided. Verification by another institution, organization, or individual does NOT guarantee eligibility for accommodations at an individual campus.
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