On September 2, 1997, the Faculty Senate approved the Disability Policy:
The College of Charleston and the University of Charleston actively and affirmatively seek to accommodate any currently enrolled student with a certified disability.
It is the responsibility of the student to:
- meet the admission requirements and maintain the academic standards of the College and University;
- provide adequate evidence of the disability based on established criteria (Guidelines for these criteria are listed on page 8 and in the SNAP brochure.);
- apply and be approved for SNAP Services;
- request an accommodation in a reasonable time in advance of situations for which it is necessary;
- properly appeal an accommodation if he or she believes the accommodation is not adequate.
It is the responsibility of the instructor to:
- provide and administer appropriate accommodations;
- justify the proposed accommodation or the denial of an accommodation if appealed by the student;
- suggest alternatives or negotiate accommodations with the student and/or SNAP coordinator if the recommended accommodations are unacceptable.
It is the responsibility of the College and University to:
- provide information to the faculty about types of disabilities and the availability of services;
- review documentation provided as evidence of disability;
- provide suggestions for accommodations;
- educate faculty and students about disabilities through teaching seminars and training opportunities;
- arbitrate appeals.
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