Faculty Exam Accomodation Form
Student Exam Accomodation Form
- Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. "Nondiscrimation Under Federal Grants and Programs, "Sec.
504(a), states in part: "No otherwise qualified
handicapped individual in the United States, as defined in
section 7 (8), shall, solely be reason of his handicap, be
excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits
of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or
activity receiving Federal financial assistance..."
It is the policy of Morningside College to provide reasonable
accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities
who are applicants for enrollment, enrolled students, applicants
for employment, or employees. Morningside College will
adhere to all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations,
and guidelines with respect to providing reasonable accommodations
as required to provide equal opportunity to qualified individuals
The following policy relates specifically to qualified individuals
with disabilities enrolled at Morningside College who have
qualified for admission by meeting standard institutional
Morningside College will require supportive data to verify
that a disability exists. These may include, but are
not necessarily limited to, the following:
1. High school records.
2. Rehabilitation organization records.
3. Data from other colleges (for transfer students).
4. Specific plans recommended by qualified professionals and/or
5. Satisfactory medical determination as required.
The concepts of "reasonable accommodations" and
"undue hardship" will be applied in implementing
accommodations for each individual with a disability.
The accommodations selected will be based on the individual
needs of the student who has a disability and the college's
ability to reasonably accommodate the disabilities without
undue hardship. Examples of potential reasonable accommodations
for students taking courses might include, but not necessarily
be limited to, the following:
1. Classroom accessibility
2. Note-taking services
3. Copies of instructor's notes
4. Tape recordings of class
5. Reasonable equipment modification
6. Preferential seating
7. Large print materials
8. Books on tape
9. Test taking accommodations
10. Word processor adaptations
11. Reader service
Accommodations will be coordinated by the Associate Dean for the Learning Center. Students must initiate the accommodations
process by notifying the Associate Dean for the Learning Center of their disability(s), by
providing the appropriate documentation, and by meeting with
the Associate Dean for the Learning Center to discuss appropriate accommodations.
Once the disability(s) has been verified, the Associate Dean for the Learning Center will
serve as facilitator for the accommodations process.
The Associate Dean for the Learning Center will help students contact professors, will provide
training, and will answer any questions faculty may have about
Special accommodations should not lessen course requirements
or reduce academic standards. Instead, accommodations may
slightly alter an instructor's teaching style or testing methods
since they are tailored to reduce or circumvent the limitations
imposed by the disability of a particular student. If an instructor
is concerned that any of the accommodations may alter the
course requirement or otherwise compromise the integrity of
their course, the instructor may discuss alternative solutions
with the student or the Associate Dean for the Learning Center.
It is anticipated that the faculty/staff person will make
adjustments based on reasonable actions as required and set
forth in a "Plan of Accommodation," agreed in writing
between the student and the Associate Dean for the Learning Center and based upon a student's documented needs. Students
who are denied requested accommodations should first contact
the Associate Dean for the Learning Center, who will work with the
student to find an adequate solution for the situation. If
the situation is still not resolved, the student may appeal
to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College.
additional information contact:
Karmen Ten Napel
Associate Dean for the Learning Center