Rights and Responsibilities

  • Students with disabilities and Carroll have the following rights and responsibilities.

  • Student Rights

    • Equal access to courses, programs, services, jobs, activities and facilities offered by the college.
    • Equal opportunity to work, learn and receive accommodations, academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids and services.
    • Confidentiality of information regarding their disability as applicable laws allow.
    • Information available in accessible formats.

    Student Responsibilities

    • Meet qualifications and maintain essential institutional standards for the programs, courses, services, jobs, activities and facilities.
    • Contact the Office of ADA Support Services to inform them of their disability, be considered for accommodations, and to seek information, counseling and assistance.
    • Provide documentation to the Office of ADA Support Services  from a qualified professional about how their disability limits participation in courses, programs, services, jobs, activities and access to facilities.
    • Follow published procedures for obtaining reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services.
    • Adhere to the college's Code of Integrity.

    Carroll's Rights

    • Identify and establish essential functions, abilities, skills, knowledge and standards for courses, programs, services, jobs, activities and facilities and to evaluate faculty, staff and students.
    • Request and receive, through Student Support Services, current documentation from a qualified professional who supports the requests for accommodations, academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids and services.
    • Deny a request for accommodations, academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids and services if the documentation does not demonstrate a warranted request or if the individual fails to provide appropriate documentation.
    • Select among equally effective accommodations, adjustments and/or auxiliary aids and services.
    • Refuse to provide an accommodation, adjustment and/or auxiliary aid and service that imposes a fundamental alteration on a college program or activity.

    Carroll's Responsibilities

    • Accommodate the known limitations of an otherwise qualified student with a disability.
    • Provide faculty, staff, students and guests with disabilities information in accessible formats upon request.
    • Ensure that courses, programs, services, jobs, activities and facilities, when viewed in their entirety, are available and usable in the most integrated and appropriate settings.
    • Evaluate faculty, staff, students and applicants on their abilities and not their disabilities.
    • Provide or arrange accommodations, academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids and services for faculty, staff, students and guests with disabilities in courses, programs, services, jobs, activities and facilities.
    • Maintain appropriate confidentiality of records and communication, except where permitted or required by law.
    • Maintain academic standards by providing accommodations without compromising the content, quality or level of instruction.

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