The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina

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Faculty Rights and Responsibilities

Faculty members have the right to:

  • Request verification of eligibility for accommodations with the Academic Support Center
  • Request clarification on the reasonableness of an accommodation
  • Consult with the Academic Support Center about students as appropriate
  • Expect students with disabilities to meet the same academic standards as peers

Faculty members do not have the right to:

  • Access the student's diagnostic information
  • Refuse to provide authorized accommodations

Faculty members have the responsibility to:

  • Provide requested accommodations in a reasonable and timely manner
  • Meet with students confidentially to discuss how their accommodations will be provided
  • Provide classroom materials in alternative format when documentation supports the request
  • Refer to the Academic Support Center students whom they feel may have a disability (if a written request for accommodation does not exist)
  • Place a statement in the syllabus telling students to inform the professor of any special needs as soon as possible to ensure that those needs are met in a timely manner
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