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Wayne State College
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Student Center, Rm. 103
1111 Main St.
Wayne, NE 68787

Phone: 402.375.7321
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Academic Accomodations Policy


Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 mandate equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities. An academic accommodation or modification is sometimes needed to ensure that a qualified student with a disability has an equal opportunity to access and benefit from a course or educational activity. However, academic accommodations must not compromise the college’s academic standards.


At Wayne State College, the academic accommodation process involves a partnership between the student, the Counseling Center, and the faculty member. Each has a specific role to play and responsibilities to uphold.


The student’s role is to make their disability known and to request accommodation.


I. Student Responsibilities:

provide the Counseling Center with recent medical, psychological, psychoeducational, or neurological documentation from an appropriately licensed professional which identifies the disability and, whenever possible, provides suggested accommodations.

  1. complete the Disability Accommodation Request Form and receive approval from the Counseling Center for academic accommodations prior to requesting an accommodation from a course instructor. The form can be filled out on-line - please complete a form for each class you are requesting accommodations. Print the form, sign and bring the completed request to the Counseling Center.

  2. request disability related academic accommodations in a timely manner. This may include contacting the Counseling Center to arrange exam accommodations.

  3. meet the time limits and procedural requirements established by the Counseling Center for providing academic accommodations or scheduling exams. If the student fails to provide adequate notice of the need for accommodation, he/she remains entitled to the accommodation, however, the accommodation may be delayed and/or may not be able to be provided in the fullest measure requested.

The role of the Counseling Center is to verify the disability and determine the student’s eligibility for academic accommodations.


II. Counseling Center Responsibilities:

  1. maintain records that verify the disability.

  2. determine appropriate academic accommodations using the Disability Accommodation Request form.

  3. communicate a student’s eligibility for academic accommodations, upon request.

  4. consult with faculty, staff, and outside professionals regarding academic accommodation requests that are unusual or complex.

The role of the faculty member is to provide appropriate accommodations either directly or by making arrangements with the Counseling Center.


III. Faculty Member Responsibilities:

  1. ensure that the requested accommodation does not unduly compromise an essential element or evaluation standard of the course. [Examples of modified testing procedures]

  2. verify that the Counseling Center has approved the requested accommodation.

  3. discuss with the Counseling Center any concerns related to an accommodation or the arrangements that have been requested by a student with a disability.
  4. when the exam is to be administered by someone other than the faculty member, determine the non-disability related conditions under which the exam is to be completed (e.g., open book, use of notes, calculator) and provide timely delivery of the exam, along with all necessary instructions for exam administration,

  5. maintain the confidentiality of information regarding students with disabilities.
    [Students with physical or psychological impairments / Students with learning disabilities]

Wayne state college is committed to the fair resolution of all requests


IV. Accommodation Appeals:


In situations where the appropriateness of a proposed accommodation is unclear, the
faculty member or the student may request a review of the accommodation. The review will be conducted by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Counseling Center Clinical Psychologist. The review committee will determine whether the requested accommodation is reasonable and appropriate for the student’s disability and will determine whether the proposed accommodation unduly compromises an essential element or evaluation standard of the course.

Individuals who believe they have experienced discrimination based on their disability may file a grievance with the Wayne State College 504/ADA compliance officer.



Ron Vick, MA, LPC
Counselor / Academic Advisor
Int'l Student Advisor




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