ERIC Number: ED380925
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Rights and Responsibilities of Faculty Concerning Students with Disabilities. Creating Employment Opportunities Project.
Missouri Univ., Columbia. Dept. of Special Education.
This booklet addresses responsibilities and rights of faculty interacting with postsecondary students who have disabilities and the legislation determining those responsibilities and rights. It focuses on the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For each of the two laws, definitions are provided and the role of the compliance coordinator is outlined. The booklet discusses the issue of confidentiality in dealing with disability-related information, the instructor's right to discuss concerns about academic adjustments with the Disabled Student Service provider, the issue of "special privileges," the instructor's responsibility to make the classroom environment open to students with disabilities, payment for auxiliary aids and services, responsibilities concerning field trips and outside programs, personal consequences if instructors do not provide the accommodations requested, and common tips on disability etiquette. A list of six national resource organizations and three Missouri resource organizations concludes the booklet. (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. Dept. of Special Education.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)