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ADA Accommodation Procedures
Process for Requesting Accommodations
To receive services from Baker University, a student must provide the ADA compliance officer with documentation of the disability from an appropriate professional. The nature and type of documentation depends on the disability.
Purpose of Documentation
Documentation legitimizes a student's request for accommodation. The documentation designates the individual as a person with a disability and provides a rationale for reasonable accommodations. The student is responsible for the cost of obtaining the documentation. All documentation is considered confidential and will not become a part of the student's academic records.
Documentation for Physical & Health-Related Disabilities
To determine eligibility to receive accommodations and support services, the ADA compliance officer must have specific information from the student and his or her health-care provider.
Documentation of a health-related disability must be submitted as a letter on official letterhead from a physician, typed and signed. It should include the functional limitations, information about whether the condition is stable or progressive, and information regarding side effects, if any, of medication. Also, information should be provided regarding situations that may exacerbate the condition.
General Guidelines for Documentation
It is the instructor’s responsibility to communicate with the student, to review the academic accommodations request form and to discuss the specific accommodations requested. Questions and concerns are to be expressed and discussed in order to reach mutual understanding and establish an effective working relationship between faculty and student.
The faculty will respond to the request for academic accommodations in a timely fashion following the procedures attached to the academic accommodations request form.
A student should not discuss a disability with faculty without providing an academic accommodations request form. If a student approaches a faculty member, the instructor should refer the student to the director of student services for self-identification of the disability and assistance. The instructor may provide individual academic accommodations without the assistance of the director of student services. In this case, the instructor is assuming all responsibility for working with the student and providing the accommodations.
Faculty are encouraged to seek assistance as needed from the ADA compliance officer in providing accommodations for students.