University of Nebraska Kearney > Disability Services > Procedures/Responsibilities
Academic Policy for Students with Disabilities
Role of the University of Nebraska at Kearney
Criteria for Admission Process and Requirements
The University of Nebraska at Kearney is committed to providing any reasonable accommodations necessary to make our campus and programs accessible to students with disabilities. However, colleges may not inquire whether the applicant has a disability during the admission process. In order to assist students with disabilities, the University agrees:
- To identify an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Committee
- To provide, at the time of admission, written information to students that describes the general actions the University is prepared to offer in accommodating students with special needs.
- To provide general procedures and access plans
- To provide an appeal and grievance process
- To offer rationale for specific course entrance requirements for which there are no waivers or substitutions offered.
- To provide a philosophical statement outlining the University's commitment to accommodation of the needs of students with disabilities in academic and other related activities.
- To assure that qualified students with disabilities are not unwillingly counseled toward more restrictive career objectives than are other students with similar interests and abilities.
Criteria for Graduation Requirements and Academic Accommodations
The reasonable accommodation of students with disabilities does not imply the compromising of the academic offering of the University. In order to accommodate students with disabilities, the University agrees:
- To acknowledge that the University will provide reasonable accommodations in order to allow students with disabilities to fulfill graduation requirements. There are times when substitutions and waivers may be appropriate.
- To state and define, based on individual requests, the rationale for courses for which there are no waivers or substitutions.
- To state and define course substitutions, waivers and accommodations for each individual student's program.
- To provide reasonable accommodations to facilitate academic success of students with learning disabilities.
- To identify available options and make professional academic judgements for reasonable accommodation of students with disabilities. Waiver and/or substitution of courses by the University are not necessary when requirements can be documented as essential to the program of studies.
- To support and assist students with disabilities in the development of their career and vocational plans.
Role of the Student
Criteria for Student Responsibilities
Students who wish reasonable accommodation designed for his or her particular needs should:
- Contact the Learning Strategies Office at the University of Nebraska at Kearney and participate in the formulation of an individual accommodation plan.
- Obtain information regarding the assessment process by contacting the Learning Strategies Office at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Learning Strategies Office
Rights and Responsibilities of Individuals with Disabilities
Rights and Responsibilities of the University of Nebraska at Kearney