Beloit College faculty members, in order to facilitate access and inclusion of students with disabilities will:
- Establish the essential functions, abilities, skills, knowledge and standards on which students will be evaluated for each course, program/major and student employment positions.
- Use Universal Design methods for courses, materials and activities to enable all students to equitably access their education and demonstrate their knowledge.
- Plan activities (e.g. field trips, excursions, workshops, symposiums) in which the location/facilities and transportation to and from the activity is accessible to all students in the course and other access (e.g. captioning) is provided.
- Keep confidential the disability status of students.
- Confirm disability status before providing disability related accommodations. (The student is to provide an Accommodation Verification Letter produced by the Learning Enrichment and Disability Services Director to receive classroom accommodations.)
- Implement accommodations as requested, when requested even if seeking an adjustment to the accommodation.
- Not retroactively grant accommodations or leniency requests.
- Assist in the implementation of accommodations when appropriate (e.g. recruiting a note taker in a class).
- Confer with the Director if an accommodation seems unreasonable and/or imposes a fundamental alteration of a program or activity of the College.
- When seeking an adjustment to the accommodation, immediately consult with the student seeking accommodations and the Director to select among equally effective academic accommodations, adjustments and/or auxiliary aids to provide equal access.
- Be mindful that delays in the negotiations or the implementation of accommodations can be construed as a form of discrimination against the student.
- Refer students to Learning Enrichment and Disability Services when appropriate. Most faculty include a statement (provided by the Office) on their syllabi to aid in this process.
- Maintain appropriate standards of behavior for students (particularly in the classroom). If a student (with or without a disability) is disruptive or violates code of conduct expectations, communicate with the Dean of Students office, Learning Enrichment Disability Services or Residential Life – Judicial for assistance or to report the behavior.
Please see the Faculty & Staff Section for additional information.
- Disability Policy - Student Section
- Obtaining Accommodations
- Documentation Guidelines
- Student's Responsibilities
- Faculty Responsibilities
- Learning Enrichment and Disabilities Services Responsibilities
- Housing & Food Service Accommodations
- Accommodation Possibilities
- Grievance Procedure
- Service Animals - Students
- Personal Care Attendants
- Emotional Support Animal Policy