Academic Accommodations Procedure
|Ref. No.||Executive sponsor||Policy steward||Approval authority||First approved||Last reviewed||Effective date||Next review|
|34.02||Vice President, Academic||Director, Student Services||Executive Council||May 8, 2018||Sept. 2018||Sept. 2015||June 2021|
- This Procedure governs the implementation of Academic Accommodations under the Academic Accommodations Policy. Implementation requires that students, staff and faculty perform various functions as set out below in relation to disability identification, collection of information, and planning for accommodations.
- This policy applies to students of or applicants to the College, who have a disability within the meaning of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act.
|Academic Accommodations||Individualized alterations in how a student:
They allow a student a fair opportunity to engage in academic activities and fulfill essential course and program requirements. Reasonable and appropriate accommodation can be made by providing alternative ways to meet the program outcomes. Academic Accommodation is not reasonable if it imposes undue hardship.
|Disability||For the purpose of this policy, disability includes “physical disability or mental disability” as defined in s. 3(l) of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act. A disability may be longterm, short-term, or recurring.|
|Student||Anyone who is active in a program and/or enrolled in a course.|
4.1 Identifying a Disability
|a. Staff or faculty may invite students to self-identify a disability and request Academic Accommodations.||Staff/Faculty|
|b. A student seeking accommodation must self-identify a disability to the College.||Student|
|c. The student, together with staff and faculty, identify the adverse
impact of the disability on access or participation.
|d. Staff and faculty must provide information, advice, and support to students in relation to Academic Accommodation services when they become aware of situations where a student may benefit from such services.||Staff/Faculty|
|e. Academic Accommodations require time to plan and implement. Students are advised to begin this process as soon as possible in advance of their Program start. However, it is recognized that needs for accommodation may arise or evolve over time and that the nature of the need for accommodation may not be clear from the outset. Therefore, accommodation requests can be made at any point during the student’s academic career.||Student|
4.2 Collecting Information
a. The student, staff and faculty work together to:
b. Each request for accommodation must be supported by
c. This usually includes documentation which states the review and opinion of a recognized medical or psycho-educational professional.
- Policy Supports
34.01 Academic Accommodations Policy
75.11 Confidentiality of Student Information Policy
32.01 Student Appeals Policy
41.01 Respectful Learning and Workplace Environment Policy
31.01 Academic Integrity Policy
32.02 Student Appeals Procedures
31.02 Academic Integrity Procedures