An accommodation is a support that gives a student with a disability an equal opportunity to participate and benefit from Century College. Accommodations are adjustments to how things are usually done. The purpose of effective accommodations is to increase a student's chances for success.
Disability Services Information
An individual with a disability is any person who:
- Has a physical, mental or emotional impairment, that substantially or materially limits one or more of their major life activities
- Is regarded as having an impairment.
- Materials in alternative formats such as large print, audio tape or computer disk
Removal of Architectural Barriers (Possible Examples)
- Adapting a classroom to meet the needs of a student who uses a wheelchair.
例外to Policies, Practices or Procedures (Possible Examples)
- In some instances, students may have priority registration.
Provision of Auxiliary Aids and Services (Possible Examples)
- Personal services, such as private tutoring or personal attendants.
To receive a reasonable accommodation you, the student, must first request the accommodation and provide documentation of the disability. The Access Center is the designated office to certify eligibility for disability services, determine accommodations, and maintain documentation separate from other college records. In general, Century College will not act on its own to provide an accommodation to a student unless or until one is requested.
The Access Center will generally require documentation of the disability by the appropriate licensed professional in order to evaluate a request for a reasonable accommodation. Documentation should reflect the nature of the disability and how it affects you in an academic setting. The law allows the College to request recent documentation. If the disability has changed or fluctuates in intensity, then an up-to-date evaluation of the condition may be requested to determine reasonable accommodations.
At Century College, you are responsible for notifying the Access Center if the accommodations that have been provided do not meet your needs. If you have attempted to resolve issues related to your accommodations but you feel that Century College has failed to meet your needs, you may file a complaint. Complaints generally are about issues such as:
- accommodations provided
Complaints are treated seriously at Century College and it has processes in place to investigate and help resolve them. Complaints should be filed in a timely manner and are usually, but do not need to be, submitted in written form.
The complaint process is as follows:
- If the complaint cannot be resolved, a grievance can be filed by following the Student Complaint and Grievance Policy and Procedure, 184.108.40.206, which begins with either of the following:
- By providing the Dean of Student Affairs with a Concern Form, which is included in theStudent Complaint and Grievance Policy and Procedure, 220.127.116.11.
All films and videos acquired after 12/30/94 must have either open or closed captioning. Any films and videos purchased on or before 12/30/94 that are not captioned may be used, but will be captioned on request or as a requested reasonable accommodation.
All departments shall inform potential participants in the above activities of the availability of accommodations by including the following statement on bulletins, flyers, brochures, letters, PSA's, or any other material used to inform participants of the event:
All departments that develop, use and/or purchase written materials for distribution to the public will ensure that each document contains a statement indicating that alternative formats will be provided upon request.
Century College is a member of the Minnesota State. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and education. This document can be available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 651.779.3354 or 1.800.288.1978 x 3354.
Interpreters are professionals who facilitate communication between hearing individuals and people who are deaf or hard of hearing. The role of the interpreter is similar to that of a foreign language translator, which is to bridge the communication gap between two parties.
- Know where to go for help
A very important part of being successful in college is knowing when you need help and where to find it. Getting to know the staff and faculty on campus who can help you, including Disability Services staff, is a good idea.
- Take action
High School Students
高等教育招生计划(PSE的选项O) is the name of a law that enables high school students who are at least juniors to take college or university courses. Sometimes these courses are offered in the high school and sometimes students attend regular college or university courses. Credits can be applied toward high school graduation and can be applied to a college or university degree. The State of Minnesota pays the tuition and most fees. To be eligible to attend, students must meet admissions requirements for PSEO students. Some schools have special programs with other names such as "transitions" or "concurrent enrollment", but they are all set up by law to "promote rigorous academic pursuits and to provide a wider variety or options to high school pupils."
大学生活给studen带来不同的挑战ts with disabilities. When students enroll at Century College, they are considered responsible adults by faculty and staff. The expectations are that they will assume responsibilities for meeting their class requirements.
How is college different from high school?
- Explore the benefits of extending the high school graduation date to take advantage of transition programs.
- Contact the admissions office of several colleges or universities. Ask to speak with the service provider for students with disabilities. Talk with the service provider about the admissions process for students with disabilities, how students must document their disability, and what services the college or university offers to students with disabilities.
- Ensure that your son or daughter will have the necessary recent testing that a college needs to document a disability. This includes but is not limited to learning disabilities. This testing can be done during the senior year of high school but schedule it early. Have these reports and copies of your son or daughter's most recent disability assessment, IEP (Individualized Education Plan), and transition plan available for college or university staff.
- Ensure that your son or daughter learns to use reasonable and appropriate accommodations. These accommodations are determined based on documented need and may include but are not limited to test taking, note taking, reading texts, and using adaptive technology.
- Remember your son or daughter has the responsibility to notify the college or university that she or he has a disability identifying his/her needs and provide appropriate documentation of those needs. The college has the responsibility to provide reasonable accommodation based on documentation of the disability.
How can I help my son or daughter have a successful college or university experience?
As first-year students arrive at a college or university and begin to venture forth they experience different reactions and thoughts. Some students will adjust to life with little difficulty, while others may find that the transition stretches beyond the first year. Parents can help by understanding the developmental process that their students will journey through as they enter a college or university and recognize that this process is part of the higher education learning environment.
- A few weeks into the semester, students begin to realize that higher education is not all glamour and fun - there is hard work, and there can be frustration and disappointment as well. Students may receive their first low grades.
- 关于mid-semester, students may begin wondering if college life is better at another school. They might believe that transferring to another institution will solve the problems they are experiencing. Or they may wonder if they would be better off out in the work world.
- 学生们begin to learn that things at home have changed. Life has gone on without them. Alternatively, first year students learn that they have changed, and because of this, their relationships with family and high school friends may be different from what they remember.
- Sometime during the second semester, students begin to view college as a total experience. They come to see the classes, casual discussions with new friends, parties, and other elements of their college life are related and part of an interrelated whole. First year students come to understand that the choices and commitment that they make have a tremendous impact on the shape of their college experience and future.
In general, under federal and state privacy laws, students at colleges or universities have the legal right to control access to information about themselves. Some information called "directory data" is public and available to anyone, even parents. Almost all other information such as grades or class schedules is private and, in most cases, a student's written authorization is required to release to a third party private information held by a college or university.
Parents are legally considered to be "third parties" and need their child's written permission to access private data about them.
万博注册登录世纪学院确实有一项政策，父母需要他们孩子的书面同意，以获得学院的私人信息。联系书记官长以获得关于学院的更多信息data privacy policies。