The University acknowledges the highly confidential nature of students' disability-related information and records and ascribes to the federal guidelines.
Disability-related information provided to the Disability Support Services (DSS) office is maintained in a separate file that is not for inclusion with students' University records.
The DSS provider will collaborate with faculty and staff of other departments on a need to know basis to identify resources, examine and clarify academic issues and strategize approaches that deliver optimum student service.
Examples of issues that may require collaborative efforts include:
- Accommodative housing
- Environmental modifications
- Academic content/integrity concerns
- Health Services
Legal requirements or issues or medical emergencies could present an exception to this policy.
Faculty are notified once students are approved for accommodation services by the office of Disability Student Services (DSS). Students will choose the classes/professors to be notified of the desire to use the approved accommodation, through the AIM software management system. An electronic communication will be generated to the selected Professor.