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Disability Access Services

Faculty Rights and Responsibilities

Faculty Responsibilities and Rights Regarding Disability Accommodations

Each faculty member has the right to:

The faculty member does not have the right to deny an approved accommodation listed on a faculty notification letter or to question a student about whether the disability exists. If questions or concerns arise, the faculty member should call the DAS office immediately at (970) 339-6388.

Each faculty member is responsible for assuming a shared responsibility in providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities by:

Aims Community College has compliance obligations under federal laws; therefore, faculty members share the responsibility in providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Also, faculty members act as advocates for DAS. Therefore, it is suggested that the following disability statement be included on each course syllabus.

Students with disabilities who believe that they may need accommodations in this class are encouraged to contact DAS in the College Center, 1st Floor Lobby, or call (970) 339-6388, e-mail disabilities@aims.edu, fax (970) 475-2366 or text (970) 823-2467 as soon as possible to ensure that reasonable accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion.

All information regarding a student’s disability is confidential and will not be shared with anyone without the consent of the student. All documentation and files relating to a student’s disability are housed in the DAS office and are not part of the student’s college record. However,, DAS does comply with the Federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). See the Records, Transcripts, Request for Information section in the Aims catalog.