ASC Study Tip- LOTS of FREE Resources on campus!

Review & Reflect Regularly- What’s working? What’s not? Make a plan to adjust. Don’t wait until you are doing poorly to seek out help- seek out resources before it’s too late to turn things around! Many FREE resources are available to you: Your professors and academic advisor Your RA and/or RD Academic Success Center Tutoring […]

Making Accommodations

Often “accommodation” is defined as something that is supplied for convenience or an act that is done to a person, often for convenience or to reconcile differences. Just to be clear, we don’t like these definitions, but all too often this is what non-disabled individuals have thought the term “accommodation” means. For providing accommodations in higher education, such definitions do […]

Faculty Rights and Responsibilities

We are updating the Disability Services website and have added information for faculty regarding rights and responsibilities when providing students with accommodations. You can read the entire list on the website or review a few key points below. More updates are coming soon. Please continue to check the website for answers to your questions, or feel free to contact Disability Services. Faculty […]

Do I really need to caption my videos?

Making sure videos have captions can be confusing and time consuming for those not familiar with available options. Disability Services (DS) can assist you. If you receive notice that a student in your course needs accommodations that include captions, contact us. How does providing captions allow access to course materials? The benefit of captions to students […]

Essential Components of an Academic Course

Contributed by Jeanne Lindell, Head of Disability Services: Identifying the essential components of a course or program plays a critical role in determining whether or not an individual meets all the necessary objectives and whether or not a disability related accommodation fundamentally alters a course or program. Disability Services (DS) staff have begun talking more […]

“How To” at the Academic Success Center (ASC)

All ASC services are free of charge. Apply for Peer Partnership Learning (PPL) in General Biology and General Chemistry using the following links: BIOL 105 CHEM 125 Request tutoring in a 100 or 200 level course: Complete an application for tutoring, available on the ASC website or in 261 Van Zoeren, and turn it into […]

Americans with Disabilities Act – Fast Facts for Faculty

I have procrastinated writing this post about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) , not because the information does not need to be shared, but because there is already great information available. Therefore, I have decided not to duplicate: What is the ADA? The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities. You can find […]

Differences between high school and college – Disability

Prior to working at Hope, I was a vocational rehabilitation counselor for seven years with Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS). Many of the transition-age students I worked with planned to attend college after high school. We spent a fair amount of time discussing the disability-related differences between high school and college, many of which were surprising to students. Transitioning to college includes major […]

Disability Services

Disability Services has reorganized and is now a part of the Academic Success Center (ASC) located in Van Zoeren 261. The ASC’s Jeanne Lindell and Carrie Dattels approve reasonable accommodations and provide disability related supports for the entire campus community. The following information is being shared as a resource for faculty, staff, and anyone who may find it useful: Reasonable […]