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Rights and Responsibilities of Faculty and Staff at MCC

Faculty and staff have the following rights in relation to working with students with accommodations:

  • Request more information.

    The ADA Coordinator or VP of Student Success may request more information on a student and/orImage: Accessible wheelchair lift. their disability in order to determine eligibility for accommodations.

  • Determine appropriate accommodations.

    The ADA Coordinator and/or the VP of Student Success will determine the appropriate accommodations for students with disabilities. Students disagreeing with these decisions must follow the procedure for filing appeals or complaints.

  • Share information.

    The ADA Coordinator may share information with those directly affected, including faculty, the VP of Student Success and others deemed necessary by the ADA Coordinator.

Faculty and staff have the following responsibilities in relation to working with students with accommodations:

  • Confidentiality.

    Faculty and staff must keep information pertaining to students with disabilities confidential. They will not discuss accommodations or disabilities with anyone who is not directly and academically involved with the student.

  • Implement accommodations.

    Faculty and instructors must implement the accommodations deemed acceptable by the ADA Coordinator and/or VP of Student Success.

  • Communicate.

    Any concerns about students granted accommodations should be shared with the ADA Coordinator.

Rights and Responsibilities of Students Requesting Disability Accommodations at MCC

Students requesting disability accommodations have the following rights:

  • Access to education and the opportunity to participate in programs and activities.

  • Timely accommodations and use of aids.

    Students should not have to wait more than 2-3 weeks for internal communications to be completed between the ADA Coordinator and the faculty.

  • Privacy.

    Information about disabilities and/or accommodations will only be shared with those directly affected, including faculty, the VP of Student Services, and others deemed necessary by the ADA Coordinator. Information will also be kept separately and under lock and key.

Students requesting disability accommodations have the following responsibilities:

  • Comply with the Student Code of Conduct.

    All students, with or without a documented disability, must adhere to the Student Code of Conduct.

  • Their own enrollment.

    The student should make appointments with academic/faculty advisors to discuss and get help with selecting classes for graduation, and should register on-line or turn in paper registration of their own volition.

  • Self-advocacy.

    Students will not be questioned about or be pursued for information about any existing disabilities. They must initiate all requests for accommodations.

  • Provide adequate documentation.

    To obtain accommodations, students must provide documentation in accordance with MCC’s Documentation Policy.

  • Maintain Grades.

    Students with disabilities are required to maintain the same standard of grades as students without disabilities for academic and financial progress.

  • Advanced notice of need for accommodation.

    Some accommodations take time to acquire for the student, and they must notify the ADA Coordinator about their need for accommodations with enough time that the accommodations can be reasonably obtained.