Responsibilities of Students, Faculty, and Academic Administrators
- Identify him/herself to SSD and provide professional verification of his/her disability. A professionally verified disability is a condition:
....certified by a licensed physician, psychologist, audiologist, speech pathologist, registered nurse, social worker, rehabilitation counselor, physical therapist, corrective therapist, learning disability specialist, or other appropriate professional.
- Meet with the Director and SSD Office Staff to arrange specific accommodations that will be needed while enrolled in courses at CSUB.
- If a learning disability is present, current testing and evaluation results must be provided and a meeting scheduled with SSD Staff to evaluate documentation and determine eligibility for services and specific accommodations.
- Present a list of approved accommodations, as specified by SSD, to the faculty member(s) in whose class(es) accommodations or support services will be provided.
- Notify the SSD office when classroom accommodations are needed. This includes the need for adaptive furniture and/or accessible locations.
- Inform SSD of test dates and times for which authorized accommodations are needed within the SSD required timelines.
- Notify the Assistant Director of interpreter needs prior to the start of each quarter.
- Abide by departmental, school, and University policies and academic regulations, as all students are expected to do.
- Work with SSD in providing authorized accommodations and/or support services for the student in a fair and timely manner.
- Review, complete, and sign the 'Blue Card' forms so that the student with the disability can return the form to SSD at least one week prior to an exam or final requiring accommodation.
- Consult with a representative of SSD if there is any question regarding how to implement the authorized accommodations for a student with a disability.
- Make available to each department faculty member (in department offices) copies of the CSU and University policy regarding academic accommodations for students with disabilities.
- Provide any necessary support to the faculty member who is charged with making the accommodations.
- When an authorized accommodation is challenged, the department chair or dean (responsible administrator) will ensure that the accommodation is provided until the matter has been formally reviewed and resolved.
- Ensure that the faculty and staff within their departments understand CSUB's commitment to implementing law and policy assuring nondiscrimination on the basis of disability.