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I asked one of my colleagues who works with students with disabilities about this question.  Here is her reply:

I would like to refer you to a couple of resources for faculty development in regards to the question that you asked about  in your list serve.  

There is a Student Services Conference Room website at http://www.washington.edu/do/Conf.  This website provides you with tons of information on the following topics such as, Universal Design, Accommodation Strategies, Rights and Responsibilities, Resources for Trainers, and Searchable knowledge base.  It also has a faculty room of information for faculty members.  Additionally, there is a website http://health.gwu.edu which is a clearinghouse for all kinds of disability information for service providers, students and faculty members.  Furthermore, go to the www.ahead.org which is a website for additional information for faculty members.  AHEAD stands for Ass. of Higher Education and Disability.  

The Department of Justice website even has the new ADA revisions which can help you with some of the integrity issues.  I hope that all these resources will help you to answer some or your faculty members' questions.  

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Calvin College
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>>> Pam Fisher <[log in to unmask]> 10/14/2008 10:23 AM >>>
Hi all,
This is my first fall semester with Adirondack Community College, and like many
other schools across the country, the number of students needing accommodations
has increased compared to past years.  This has affected the college's faculty,
as it has become very common for a professor to have a student with a
disability in his/her classroom.
In my discussions with faculty, many professors are concerned about allowing
certain accommodations because it is felt that these interfere with the
"academic integrity of the class."  Other faculty members feel unequipped to
handle students with differing needs and at times, this makes sense.  At ACC,
there are several instructors who have mastered their particular fields, yet
some did not come from educational backgrounds, let alone any background
involving special education.  An example of this came recently when science
instructors expressed concern about students with Asperger's syndrome taking a
lab science as they will likely be "unsafe."
It is apparent that more disability education is needed on this campus-
particularly information regarding faculty's responsibilities under the ADA and
Section 504.  I've had several professors ask for information about their
"rights" in working with students with disabilities.
If anyone has completed a presentation to faculty regarding this, or if there
are any other recommendations regarding this topic, I'd love to gather some
feedback!  Thanks so much!
Pam



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Pam Fisher, Learning Specialist
Accessibility Services Office
Adirondack Community College
Dearlove 206
640 Bay Road
Queensbury, NY 12804
(518) 743-2307
Fax: (518) 832-7709





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