Rights and Responsibilities

Faculty members represent Tyndale University and as such, we all have a duty to accommodate students registered with Accessibility Services. Faculty members play a vital role in the education and development of students and thus, the following rights and responsibilities apply to faculty members teaching students with disabilities:

Faculty members have the right to:

  • Determine course content and establish methods of instruction
  • Develop standards of the course and ensure they are not compromised
  • Evaluate that the student demonstrates mastery of course content and its essential requirements
  • Fail any student who does not meet the academic standards
  • Discuss accommodations with the Accessibility Specialist if they compromise the integrity of the course
  • Consult the Accessibility Specialist and other professionals to determine best ways to implement accommodations
  • Be a valued and key member in student's learning development

Faculty members have the responsibility to:

  • Educate oneself on the Accessibility Services accommodation process
  • Assist Accessibility Services by implementing approved accommodations
  • Provide a discrimination-free learning environment
  • Respond to approved accommodation requests in good faith
  • Protect student's confidentiality and never disclose any accommodation or disability information without student's consent
  • Respect the student's rights and dignity
  • Not inquire about the student's disability
  • Assist the Accessibility Office in promoting an equal learning environment for students with disabilities
  • Communicate with the Accessibility Specialist when required