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Expectations and Key Participants

It is important for the student, the faculty member and the disability coordinator to be clear about their roles in the accommodation process.  A summary of the roles of the key participants in the accommodation process follows: 


Student Role


  • Provide medical and/or psychological documentation to the disability coordinator
  • Participate in process of determining and implementing reasonable accommodations
  • Inform the disability coordinator when accommodations are not working, need to be modified or symptoms change


Faculty Role


  • Referral to the Academic Success Center
  • Participate in process to determine and implement reasonable accommodations
  • Identify essential course components for accommodations to be determined
  • Request assistance (From the disability coordinator) with accommodation, implementation, or consultation


Disability Coordinator Role


  • Maintain medical/psychological documentation in a confidential manner
  • Determine if condition(s) are a disability in accordance with state and federal laws
  • Identify and assist with implementation of reasonable accommodations
  • Request updated documentation when symptoms change to determine if accommodations need to be modified
  • Provide information and referral to campus and community resources to resolve disability-related issues


*Adapted from the Association on Higher Education and Disability 

The University, recognizing that disclosure of a disability is a personal and private decision, relies on students with disabilities to self-identify; the University makes no preadmission inquiries about disabilities. All documentation is held in the strictest confidence and not shared with other University offices without the consent of the student. 


Contact Information

Academic Success Center (ASC)

Allison Grassie
Director, Academic Success Center
Room 302 Clay Tower Building
2300 MacCorkle Avenue, S.E.
Charleston, WV 25304