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DRC Students Rights and Responsibilities

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) recognizes and maintains all academic standards that are essential to provide quality academic programs while respecting the rights of individuals with disabilities. Registration in the DRC by individuals with disabilities is voluntary. Not all students with disabilities require academic adjustments, including auxiliary aids/accommodations.
 

Students with a documented disability have the following rights:

  • Equal access to programs, facilities, services and courses available through Central New Mexico Community College.
  • Academic adjustments, including auxiliary aids, i.e. accommodations [34 CFR § 104.44a].
  • Security and confidentiality of all information pertaining to the student and his or her disability with the student’s choice of whom to disclose his or her disability, except as required by law.

Students with a disability have the rights and responsibilities to:

  • Meet with the DRC Academic Coach to discuss accommodations and other issues relevant to their disability and attendance at CNM.
  • Provide documentation from an appropriate professional source that verifies the nature of the disability, the health status changes, functional limitations and the need for specific accommodations.
  • Follow specific procedures for obtaining reasonable and appropriate accommodations.
  • Advocate for needs, seek information, counsel, and assistance as necessary to be an effective self-advocate.

While working with students to determine required academic adjustments, including auxiliary aids, i.e. accommodations, the DRC Academic Coach guides the student in becoming informed of their rights and responsibilities and DRC procedures:

  • The Student Accommodation statement is valid for one year but can be updated at any time if accommodation needs change.
  • The registered student has the responsibility to give their Student Accommodation Statement to their instructors at the beginning of each class or upon receipt of the statement.
  • Students will discuss their academic adjustments, including auxiliary aids, i.e.: accommodations with their instructors.
  • When applicable, students will meet with their DRC counselor and instructor to discuss academic adjustments, including auxiliary aids, i.e. accommodations for practicum, student training, or any field work.
  • Students are responsible for arranging extended time testing with the DRC per instructions on the Extended Time Testing form.
  • Students will meet with their DRC counselor at least once each semester to review and update the Student Accommodation Statement, counseling and discussion of any disability related issues.
  • When applicable, students will contact their DRC counselor to request extended time testing, note taker services, sign language interpreters services, captioning, books in alternative format, adaptive technology on campus (examples: Kurzweil, Dragon Naturally Speaking, screen reader), adaptive furniture in classrooms, adaptive listening devices, and equipment loans.
  • Comply with the Student Code of Conduct adopted by CNM, http://www.cnm.edu/depts/dean-of-students/student-code-of-conduct

 

Rev. 2014.01.27