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UCLA Center for Accessible Education

Faculty Rights

Faculty have the right to:

  • Determine the curricula and assignments for courses.
  • Maintain consistent standards when evaluating student performance.
  • Expect that all students adhere to the Student Conduct Code.
  • Contact the CAE regarding accommodations that may jeopardize the academic standards or integrity of a course.

Faculty Responsibilities

In keeping with the University policy and disability law, faculty should:

  • Provide accommodations based on a disability only to students who have been found eligible through CAE. Students who request accommodation from faculty but who have not yet been reviewed and found eligible through CAE should be promptly referred to CAE. To assure that all students are treated equally, it is important that students claiming a disability are evaluated by CAE.
  • Protect the privacy of disabled students whenever possible.
  • Students with disabilities should not be actively identified in the classroom or via email.
  • CAE encourages students to discuss their need for accommodation with their faculty, but they are not required to discuss their disability with faculty, even in private.
  • Provide approved accommodation in a consistent and timely manner. To comply with laws and regulations, it is important that approved accommodations be provided without interruption. Contact the CAE if you believe an approved accommodation fundamentally alters your course.
  • Grade students based on their performance with accommodation, i.e., students cannot be penalized for using accommodation.
  • Contact the CAE if you have questions about how a student's accommodation can be implemented in your course.