Instructor Rights and Responsibilities
Instructor has the right:
Instructor has the responsibility:
Please remember that you are not expected to compromise your academic standards in any way. Be assured that a student who gives you a Student Request for Academic Accommodations form has provided the Disability Services Office with proof of a disability under the legal definition of the word. The type of adjustment requested will be one that is reasonable as it relates to the studentís disability.
If a student makes a request for accommodations but does not present a Request for Academic Accommodations, you have the right to make a student referral to the Disability Services Office.
Preferential treatment should not be given to a student with a disability. The legal requirement is that attempts should be made through accommodations to compensate for a life function that has been compromised by a disability. The accommodations should not give a student with a disability an unfair advantage.
Help is always available through the Disability Services Office both in understanding what is required by law and in ways to make the necessary accommodations.
The Disability Services Office is in Thunderduck Hall, T120. Call 972-238-6180
Instructor's Rights and Responsibilities
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University of Washington, The Faculty Room
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