Marietta College is committed to providing an environment in which all students have the opportunity to participate in the academic experience, which includes students with disabilities. Academic accommodations exist in order to provide students with disabilities equal access and opportunity to the many experiences on a college campus. Federal and state laws govern how and to what extent students with disabilities receive accommodations. Faculty members play an integral role in providing those accommodations. Faculty are encouraged to work closely with the Accessibility Services Office when questions or concerns about accommodations arise.
The Accessibility Services Office is committed to ensuring that all information and communication regarding students and their disabilities is maintained as confidential except when disclosure is authorized by the student or permitted by law. The goal of the confidentiality process is to ensure that students with disabilities will not be discriminated against based on their disability.
No one other than authorized personnel within a college community has access to a student’s disability related information. A student need not disclose their specific disability to faculty or staff. Faculty and staff need to know what accommodations are appropriate and necessary to meet the student’s disability-related needs. In some instances, a faculty or staff person may request a more in-depth discussion to better facilitate the student’s learning. In that case, the faculty or staff member should contact the Accessibility Services Office. To protect confidentiality, all disability related diagnostic documentation must be filed only with the Accessibility Services Office. Information in student files will not be released except in compliance with federal and state law.
Academic Accommodations Process:
- Students must apply for academic accommodations, provide the required documentation, and meet with the Director of Accessibility Services.
- Students will sign an Accommodation Agreement
- Upon signing the agreement, Academic Access Letters will be emailed to professors and the student.
- Students are required to meet with their professors to discuss the accommodations for their specific courses. Professors will then complete a Confirmation Form, verifying that a plan is in place. They are not required to provide an accommodation if the student does not meet with them. If a faculty member is unable to meet an accommodation request, Accessibility Services must be notified.
Exam Proctoring Request Process:
- Students must first have established accommodations with Accessibility Services
- Students must review and agree to the Testing Center Policy and Confidentiality Agreement
- Students must discuss testing needs with professors prior to the first testing date
- Students must complete the Testing Center Request Form a minimum of 2 business days prior to the date of each scheduled quiz or exam. The student and the professor will receive a confirmation email and calendar invitation.
- The professor should submit the quiz or exam material to firstname.lastname@example.org a minimum of 24 hours prior to the scheduled appointment.