FACULTY RIGHTS AND
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Project Excel's Honor Code Agreement for Students
The following are suggestions that will make it easier to teach and
work with students with learning disabilities:
- It would be helpful to make an announcement at the first meeting
of the class such as this: "Any student who feels that he/she
may need an accommodation for any sort of disability, please make an
appointment to see me during my office hours." This approach
preserves student's privacy and indicates the willingness of the
faculty member to provide the accommodations necessary.
- Be aware that some students may wait until after this time.
Requests will be processed at any time during the semester, but will
not be retroactive.
- Verification of the learning disability from the student is
provided on the official Accommodation Form from our office.
- Call the faculty at Project Excel and use us as a resource to
verify reasonable accommodations for each student and to help you
better understand appropriate reasonable accommodations.
- Do not compromise the content of your course or the requirements
for satisfactory course completion.
- Encourage and inform students needing services to contact
- Confidentiality of all information is essential. At no
time should the class be informed that a student has a disability.
All information shared with the instructor/professor si for
- Students need not disclose the specific nature of their
disability to a faculty member, but rather use Project Excel as
their mediator and source of recommending appropriate reasonable
accommodations to the instructor/professor.
- It would be helpful to provide students with a detailed course
syllabus that is available as soon as possible.
- If possible, select a textbook with an accompanying study guide
for optional student use.
- Clearly spell out expectations at the beginning of the semester
(e.g. grading, material to be covered, due dates).
- It is suggested that you speak directly to students, and use
gestures and natural expressions to convey further meaning.
- Announce reading assignments well in advance for students who
are using taped materials or other alternative formats. It
takes an average of six weeks to get a book tape-recorded.
- Present new or technical vocabulary on the blackboard or use a
handout. Terms should be used in context to convey greater
- Give assignments both orally and in written form to avoid
- Provide adequate opportunities for question and answers,
including review sessions.
- Provide study questions for exams that demonstrate the format of
the test, as well as study questions on content. Explain what
constitutes a good answer and why.
Please call Project Excel to speak with one of our
if you should have any further questions regarding Federal Law,
Project Excel at Kean University, concerns about an individual student
or learning disabilities in general.
Institute of Child Study
Dr. Marie Segal, Director