ERIC Number: ED395422
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Faculty and Staff Survey of Knowledge of Disability Laws and Recent Legal Decisions. Postsecondary Accommodations for Academic and Career Success.
Thompson, Anne R.; Bethea, Leslie L.
This document presents survey questions concerning rights of students with disabilities in postsecondary education and the responsibilities and rights of faculty and staff. The survey is intended to provide necessary information about disability laws and recent legal decisions to faculty and staff in the context of increasing enrollment of postsecondary students with disabilities and the increasing demands of these students on faculty to provide accommodations. The 26-item survey identifies the correct responses (from yes/no choices), provides a rationale for each correct response, and offers one or more references. The survey addresses: Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Americans with Disabilities Act; suitable accommodations and limitations on required accommodations; testing accommodations; liability of the individual faculty member; faculty responsibility and academic freedom; grievance procedures; and specific accommodations for individuals with mobility impairments, visual impairments, and learning disabilities. (Contains 16 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Accessibility (for Disabled), Classroom Techniques, College Faculty, College Students, Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Disabilities, Due Process, Federal Legislation, Knowledge Level, Legal Responsibility, Postsecondary Education, School Responsibility, Student Rights, Surveys, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Rights, Testing Accommodations
Alternate formats of this survey are available from Project PAACS, Mississippi State University, P.O. Box 9727, Mississippi State, MS 39762-5740.
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mississippi State Univ., Mississippi State.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)