Keiser University

Accommodation Procedures

A student desiring an academic adjustment / accommodation must submit current documentation as required by the Criteria for Disability Documentation to the Campus President.  The documentation should state, as determined by an appropriate licensed professional, what reasonable adjustments / accommodations are needed by the student.  Academic adjustments / accommodations may be requested by following the review / verification process described below:

A. In addition to the required disability documentation, the following forms must be completed within the first two weeks of enrollment or within two weeks of being diagnosed with a disability:

All forms must be signed and submitted to the Campus President.

B. Once the appropriate forms and disability documentation have been received by the Campus President and procedurally verified, the student’s written request for adjustments / accommodations is forwarded to the Accommodations Review Committee ( ARC ) for approval.  The Campus President will retain a copy of all relevant documentation in the student’s file.

C. Keiser University’s Accommodations Review Committee will engage in an interactive process with the student regarding what accommodations / academic adjustments are needed.  The student will be contacted prior to the ARC determination to ensure that the student is involved in the process that determines what services, if any, the student is to receive.

D. The student will receive written notification of the decision reached by the ARC within 15 days of receipt the students signed and dated forms requesting accommodation or adjustment. A copy of this letter will also be sent to the Campus President and the Dean. If approved, it is required that the student meet with the Campus President and Dean to review, verify, and document ARC findings and the academic adjustments / accommodations.  The student will receive the approved accommodation or adjustment within 45 days of the ARC’s meeting. This established procedure is to ensure proper and timely disbursement of auxiliary aids and / or academic adjustments to students with disabilities.

Resubmission Procedure: Students who are denied adjustments / accommodations due to a lack of sufficient documentation of their disabilities may resubmit their requests when they have additional documentation.

Grievance Procedure: Students who have been deemed ineligible for adjustments / accommodations have the right to file a grievance with Keiser University.  The grievance procedures are described in the Keiser University catalog.

E. When adjustments / accommodations have been approved by the ARC, either the Campus President or the Dean has the responsibility to initiate a meeting with each Instructor of Record and the student to ensure adjustments / accommodations are provided.  Such adjustments / accommodations will be documented on the Approved Course Adjustments / Accommodations form.  However, if the student rejects the accommodations / adjustments for a specific course, he/she will have to complete a Waiver of Disability. This meeting will occur prior to the beginning of each term and a new approval form will be completed with the forthcoming Instructor of record.

F. If a student encounters difficulties with an Instructor or other University personnel regarding adjustments / accommodations, the student should bring the difficulties to the attention of the Campus President. If the Campus President is unable to resolve said difficulties, the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs will be brought into the discussion to assist with a resolution.

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