OAE Expectations & Responsibilities
The OAE must receive professional documentation of a student’s disability in a timely manner prior to services being initiated.
- Students and faculty should work cooperatively with OAE to facilitate academic accommodations.
- The OAE does not grant retroactive nor unreasonable accommodations, modifications, and/or auxiliary aids and services. For example, accommodations cannot impose undue hardship to, or fundamentally alter, a program or activity of the University.
- Collect, evaluate, and securely house professional documentation of disability and determine eligibility for accommodations.
- Respect and maintain a student’s privacy about disability information and accommodations.
- Meet with the student privately in an accessible location to discuss disability-related needs.
- Assure that qualified students with disabilities have equal access to University programs and services.
- Along with the student, take a leading role in arranging and providing accommodations in a timely manner.
- Provide appropriate academic accommodations in collaboration with the instructor and the student.
- Provide print materials in accessible format once the faculty member and student identify the material to be converted.
- Recruit and hire appropriate service providers for academic accommodations including, but not limited to: laboratory or library assistants, live readers or scribes, interpreters, and stenocaptioners.
- Assist faculty to facilitate accommodations (such as obtaining captioned media).
- Provide assistive technology applications, equipment, and training resources based on the OAE assessments of the student's need.
Note: Faculty and staff may receive assistive technology services provided by the OAE with a referral from the ADA/504 Compliance Officer (Phone, 723-0755; TTY, 723-1216).
- Maintain the academic and conduct standards of the University.
- Develop written policies/procedures to meet the University’s responsibilities to students with disabilities.
- Disseminate information about needs and rights of students with disabilities to the campus community.
- Communicate policies/procedures clearly to the student and the faculty.
- Consult and/or provide training assistance to campus constituents.
- Advocate responsibly the needs of students with disabilities to the campus community. Assist students in developing skills to become self-advocates.