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 Learning Accommodations Center (LA Center); implemented by faculty and/or LA Center.
  • Acceptance of the existence of disability when accommodations have been authorized by the LA Center.
  • 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 services and the LA Center; e.g., in the syllabus.
  • If a student does not want to be identified to the LA Center, 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 LA Center 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 LA Center staff 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 LA Center on the effectiveness of accommodations and their implementation.