NECC Employees & Students Responsibilities and Rights
Faculty/Staff/Administrators Responsibilities and Rights
College’s obligation begins by campus-wide dissemination of appropriate services and equal access information.
Provision of accommodations as recommended by the Center for Accessibility Resources & Services; implemented by faculty and/or the Center for Accessibility Resources & Services.
Acceptance of the existence of disability when accommodations have been authorized by the Center for Accessibility Resources & Services.
Implement compliance responsibilities under Federal statutes and Regulations, Public Law 101-336-Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) and Public Law 93-112, Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504.
College’s obligation starts when student self identifies and requests services.
Inform students about the Center for Accessibility Resources & Services; e.g., in the syllabus.
If a student does not want to be identified to the Center for Accessibility Resources & Services, you are only obligated to give information about services: you are not obligated to determine or implement accommodations.
If a student does not identify until late in the semester, the instructor is under no obligation to offer make-up exams or assignments; accommodations need to be provided only from the point of official notification.
Accommodations need to be determined and recommended by the Center for Accessibility Resources & Services only.
Faculty is not responsible for requesting documentation.
Student Responsibilities and Rights
Providing advance notice in a timely manner when requesting an accommodation.
Submitting appropriate documentation that supports the existence of a disability.
Requesting, setting up, and implementing his/her accommodations before and during each semester.
Maintaining ongoing communication with faculty and staff at the Center for Accessibility Resources & Services when managing classroom and testing accommodations.
Understanding that accommodations do not guarantee successful learning.
Signing the Semester Contract and activating accommodations each semester.
Providing feedback in a timely manner to the Center for Accessibility Resources & Services on the effectiveness of accommodations and their implementation.