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JBaymore

Member Since 06 Apr 2010
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In Topic: What Is Nceca?

Yesterday, 05:20 PM

Surf around here:  http://nceca.net/

 

That should answer a lot of your questions.

 

best,

 

...............john


In Topic: Looking For Suggestions

20 February 2017 - 01:04 PM

Can't speak to public schools and K-12 and their IEPs.

 

For college, a student does not HAVE to disclose or ask for academic accommodations.  And yes, student records are protected by FERPA  (like HIPPA for medical stuff).  If they don't initiate this process, you need to figure out how to deal with the situation as you would with ANY individual in your classroom.  It can be tough.  (That's why we make the "big bucks". ;) )

 

As a professor, we are barred from suggesting that a specific person should do so even if we suspect some disability.  We give a blanket statement in the course syllabus that it is available, and that students should go to the Student Affairs office to get the necessary forms.  What the professor gets back from that office is not a diagnosis or discussion of the actual situation (cognitive or physical assessment or diagnosis).... but what we are allowed (and must) do as far as accomodations stand.  We and the student both have to sign off on that we received it and understand it.  It might say something like "extra time on tests and assignments".  Or "verbal tests administered/proctored in the Student Affairs office".  Or "Provide copies of professor's class presentation notes".  Stuff like that.

 

We can't do anything to change the academic standards for the course that is NOT specifically listed there.

 

The Deans and the Administration are your friends in dealing with this stuff.  Someone in the school has formal training on Students with Disabilities that is there to help you figure it all out.  I'm pretty sure that position is there in all colleges by law.

 

best,

 

...............john


In Topic: Is Anyone Going To Nceca?

20 February 2017 - 12:49 PM

Sorry I won't get to see you again there, Pres.

 

best,

 

..............john


In Topic: Is Anyone Going To Nceca?

20 February 2017 - 08:52 AM

 There will be several thousand people there.

 

Like maybe 4-5 thousand.

 

best,

 

................john


In Topic: Is Anyone Going To Nceca?

19 February 2017 - 11:34 PM

I'll be there.  Just about always am.

 

I won't be "tied" to the NHIA table in the non-profit area in the trade show hall... but I'll be there a bit.  We kind of use that table as a "touch bases" point for the faculty and students that go.  So stop by and say "hi".

 

best,

 

.....................john