Faculty Handbook Chapter 1 - Message to Faculty

Faculty Handbook Chapter 1: A Message to Faculty

Federal legislation mandates that the college provide reasonable accommodations that afford equal opportunity for all students. The Center for Accessible Resources (CAR) has been designated with the responsibility of processing requests for accommodations and ensuring that appropriate accommodations are provided. CAR serves as a resource for faculty and staff who work with students with disabilities. The Associate Dean of Accessibility and Support and CAR staff are available to answer questions, consult on problem situations, and provide information and support for accommodating students. Achieving reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities involves shared responsibility between the students, faculty, and staff. Consequently, while the information presented in this handbook can be used as a general guide, specific knowledge of a student’s needs should come to you via a letter prepared by CAR and discussed with you by the student.

This Faculty Handbook is offered as a source of information and guidance with respect to the provision of reasonable accommodations for students with qualifying disabilities who are enrolled in your course(s). However, this handbook is not intended as a comprehensive resource. Due to the heterogeneous nature of disability, and the diversity of courses offered at the college, it is not possible to anticipate and address every question or concern that may arise. Instead, this handbook is designed to orient the reader to the fundamentals of the accommodation process and offer answers to frequently asked questions. Also, this handbook is a work in progress, and updated versions will be published as our work adapts and grows along with the campus. If you have questions or concerns not addressed in the pages that follow, please call or stop by the CAR office.