Faculty/Staff Responsibilities

Faculty Rights:

  • Determine the content of each course and how it is taught.
  • Decide how to best instruct students and assess student learning.
  • Consult with knowledgeable professionals on methods to accommodate the learning needs of students with disabilities.
  • Right to be informed of accommodation needs in each semester, to be able to support students with disabilities.
  • Maintain academic standards of courses.
  • Question and negotiate specific accommodations to ensure that they will not change essential requirements of course.
  • Right to award grades appropriate to the level of student's mastery of course material.
  • Be treated respectfully by all students.

Faculty Responsibilities:

  • To adhere to strict standards of confidentiality for each student's needs and services
  • Reasonably accommodate students who provide Accommodation letters from the Accessibility Center.
  • Refer students to the Accessibility Center who request accommodations for a disability, but do not provide Accommodation letters from the Center.
  • Maintain student confidentiality by not asking for specific information regarding a student's disability.
  • Understand policies and law regarding students with disabilities.
  • Ensure Testing Center arrangements are made for students in a timely manner.
  • Understand that some behaviors are not related to disability, and that there is no obligation to treat these students differently than any other.
  • Enforce Indiana University Kokomo Student Handbook policies equally for all students.
  • Contact the Accessibility Center (765-455-9301) whenever there is a question regarding a reasonable accommodation.

Shared Responsibilities between students and faculty:

The collaborative relationship between faculty members and students with disabilities is significant. Having a shared understanding of both parties’ expectations will define each role. Open communication will streamline processes such as using the Testing Center for extra time or quiet modifications or needing excused absences for medical appointments.