Policies and Syllabus Statement

SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES POLICY NO. 340  


 

Add the following statement to all course syllabi:

“Students with a disability requiring academic adjustments and accommodations must contact the Office of Disability Services (ODS). ODS is located in the Roaden University Center, Room 112; phone 372-6119. For more information see TTU Policy 340 (Services for Students with Disabilities) at www.tntech.edu/policies.”  

Rights and Responsibilities:

  • Tennessee Tech has a collective responsibility to create an accessible learning environment. Reasonable accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis and faculty have a responsibility to ensure that the approved accommodations are implemented in the course.
  • The Office of Disability Services likely has limited knowledge of specific course content. As a result, some accommodations listed below may not align with course objectives or may be unreasonable because implementation would fundamentally alter the course. If an accommodation seems unreasonable given the nature of your course contact the Office of Disability to discuss the matter.
  • Students have the right to request accommodations at any point in the semester. If additional accommodations are requested the Office of Disability Services will notify faculty members at the time of the request. Faculty members are not responsible for retroactive accommodations.
  • Please Respect the Student's Confidentiality. Students are not required to disclose the nature of their disabilities to faculty, classmates, or staff beyond the Office of Disability Services staff. The fact that this student has a disability, and receives accommodations, is information protected by the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). If necessary, this information may be shared with individuals who are assisting in teaching the course or in providing the requested accommodations.
  • The student may choose not to utilize the accommodations. Per Tennessee Tech's Policy below, ODS can provide test proctoring during normal business hours as a service for faculty who are unable to arrange testing accommodations.

 

 

Connect with Us

Office Information:

Location: Roaden University Center, 112
Phone: (931) 372-6119
Fax: (931) 372-6378
Email: disability@tntech.edu

Mailing Address:

Tennessee Tech University
Office of Disability Services
P.O. Box 5091
Cookeville, TN 38505-0001

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday
8am-12:00pm
1:00pm-4:30pm