Resolution 138 – Proposal for Handling Student Accommodations and Reaffirming Their Importance

Passed: October 16, 2019
Sponsor: University Faculty Committee – Presented by Dean of Faculty Charles Van Loan
Senate Discussions: September 18, 2019

The Resolution

Whereas the respectful handling of student accommodations is essential to the idea of an inclusive campus;

Whereas such handling typically requires knowledge of procedures, relevant legislation, and expectations;

Whereas such handling typically requires a combination of flexibility and timely notification;

Be it resolved that this student accommodation policy formally become part of the Faculty Handbook

Background

Currently the Faculty Handbook has a section on religious observance accommodations and a section on class schedules and absences that discusses accommodations associated with varsity athletics, job interviews, family emergencies, medical emergencies, and extracurricular activities. If approved the resolution will authorize the replacement of these passages with this single, unified treatment that addresses a broader range of student accommodations.


Term 2019-20
Senate University Faculty Senate
Status Adopted – October 16, 2019
Background
The purpose of this legislation is to allow the replacement of updated parts of the current section of the Faculty Handbook that address student accommodations.  It is a unified treatment that addresses a broader range of student accommodations.
Resolution File   Resolution
Title Proposal for Handling Student Accommodations and Reaffirming Their Importance
Sponsors University Faculty Committee – Presented by Dean of Faculty Charles Van Loan
Reviewing Committee EPC

Resolution History

Date Action
 04/2019 Discussed at University Faculty Committee
05/2019 Draft proposal discussed at University Faculty Committee/Sent to EPC for Review
05/02/2019 Posted for Review
09/18/2019 Discussed at Faculty Senate meeting
10/16/2019 Adopted by Faculty Senate

 

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