Faculty members represent Tyndale University, and as representatives, 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 the best ways to implement accommodations.
- Be a valued and key member in a 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 the 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.