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EASTERN IDAHO TECHNICAL COLLEGE_ ___________________________________________________________ 2015-2016
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4. The DRS Coordinator and the student will meet to discuss the
request for reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments,
and/or auxiliary aids and the resulting decision of the DRS
Coordinator.
a. For approved accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or
auxiliary aids the DRS Coordinator will provide an
accommodation letter for each of the student’s instructors. It is
the student’s responsibility to deliver this letter to instructor(s)
and discuss with them the implementation of accommodations.
5. Should the student disagree with the DRS Coordinator’s
decision the student should, within five days, submit a written
appeal to the Vice-President of Instruction and Student Affairs.
See
Grievence Procedure
below.
GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE
Eastern Idaho Technical College has adopted an internal
grievance procedure providing for prompt and equitable
resolution of complaints alleging any action prohibited by the
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as amended in 2008 and
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29
U.S.C. 794). Section 504 states, in part, that “no otherwise
qualified handicapped individual . . . shall, solely by reason of
his handicap, be excluded from the participation in, be denied
the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any
program or activity receiving federal financial assistance . . .”
If a student with a disability believes he/she has been
discriminated against he/she has the right to file a grievance as
follows:
Complaints Related to Non-Academic Programs, Activities,
and Services
This procedure shall apply to non-academic programs, activities,
and services. Examples are:
• Concerns related to building or grounds accessibility;
• Participation in College-sponsored events;
• Requests for accommodations related to parking.
All requests for accommodations or assistance should first be
filed with the Disability Resources and Services Coordinator. If
the student believes the Disability Resources and Services
Coordinator’s decision is discriminatory on the basis of
disability, the student should first meet with the Disability
Resources and Services Coordinator to review the decision. If
an acceptable conclusion cannot be reached, the student may
request a review of the decision as follows:
Within ten (10) working days of the decision, send a letter
requesting a review to the College’s Vice President of Finance
and Administration. Include the following:
• Name and address of the person filing the complaint
(complainant);
• Date of original accommodation or assistance request;
• The accommodation or service requested;
• The reason for the request;
• The reason the Disability Resources and Services
Coordinator’s decision is not deemed to be appropriate,
reasonable, or effective.
The Vice President of Finance and Administration will review
DISABILITY RESOURCES & SERVICES
Julie McMurtrey, Disability Resources & Services Coordinator
Office # (208) 535-5486
The Disability Resources and Services Office is available to
assist any student or prospective student who has a
documented disability and believes they may benefit from
reasonable accommodations which are provided on a case-by-
case basis. In addition, resources (i.e., reading materials,
teleconferences, audio-conferences, training opportunities, and
community agency referrals) are offered to assist students, their
family members, and faculty with disability issues.
PROCEDURE TO REQUEST ACCOMMODATIONS
Students having questions about accessibility or wishing to
request reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/
or auxiliary aids as indicated in the ADA/ADAAA or Section
504 of the Rehabilitation Act, should contact the Disability
Resources and Services Office, located in Room 339 of the John
Christofferson Building or at ext.5376.
It is essential students with disabilities self-identify and submit
written requests for accommodations, academic adjustments,
and/or auxiliary aids within a timely manner. Whenever possible,
this request should be made prior to the start of the semester.
Accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids
must be requested each semester of enrollment. Students
requesting accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or
auxiliary aids must follow these procedures:
1. Students requesting accommodations, academic adjustments,
and/or auxiliary aids must have a documented disability and
must self-identify to the Disability Resources and Services
(DRS) Coordinator.
2. An in-take meeting will be scheduled at which time the
following will take place:
a. The student will be asked to describe their disability,
the impact or barrier it has on their educational
experience, and their past use of reasonable
accommodations.
b. The student may be asked to provide appropriate
third-party documentation which helps to establish the
presence of a disability. Should documentation not be
available, it is the student’s responsibility to obtain this
documentation at his/her own expense and provide it to
the DRS Coordinator.
c. Student will provide a written request of reasonable
accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or
auxiliary aids being requested as well as a current class
schedule.
3. The DRS Coordinator will review the intake notes as well
as third-party documentation to determine if the student has a
disability and a barrier(s) to their academic experience.
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