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 responsibilities

  1. Trust the expertise of Disability Services staff, and provide students with accommodations as outlined. If you have a concern about an approved accommodation, contact Disability Services to discuss it.
  2. Maintain confidentiality.

Faculty rights

  1. To request academic-accommodation verification of a student’s eligibility for any requested accommodations. Disability Services is the only office designated to review disability documentation and determine eligibility for appropriate accommodations. Please refer students to Disability Services if they are seeking accommodations without proper documentation.
  2. To administer an accommodation as it is stated by Disability Services. If students believe accommodations are not meeting disability-related needs, refer them back to Disability Services.
  3. To expect the same conduct standards for each student in your course.

Disability Services Contact Information
Disability Services website
616-395-7830
ds@hope.edu

Jeanne Lindell – Head of Disability Services

Carrie Dattels – Coordinator of Disability Services

Megan Herzog – Services Assistant