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Learner Support Services. New Faculty Orientation By Vanessa L. Davis. What’s Under the Umbrella of LSS?. Child Care Assistance Textbook Assistance New Student Orientation Early Alert Personal Counseling Referral Services Academic Counseling

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learner support services

Learner Support Services

New Faculty Orientation


Vanessa L. Davis

what s under the umbrella of lss
What’s Under the Umbrella of LSS?
  • Child Care Assistance
  • Textbook Assistance
  • New Student Orientation
  • Early Alert
  • Personal Counseling Referral Services
  • Academic Counseling
  • Financial Aid Loan Access Plan (FLAP Counseling)
  • ADA Accommodations
  • Job placement Services
disabled student services ada accommodations
Disabled Student ServicesADA Accommodations
  • Reasonable Accommodations

Coursework Modifications

    • Extra Time for Test
    • Exams in a Separate Room
    • Extended Time for In-Class Assignments
    • Exams using a Typewriter/Computer
    • Oral Testing
    • Calculator in Math
    • Schedule of assignments and test dates
other available accommodations
Assistive Devices

Tape Recorders

CCTV (SMART view 8000)



Support Services

Counseling and Guidance



Tutorial Services

Preferential Seating

Other Available Accommodations
questions questions questions
Questions, Questions, Questions
  • Exactly what does the law say in regard to academic accommodation?
  • What is my responsibility in accommodating the needs of students with disabilities?
  • How will I know if there are persons with a disability needing accommodation in my class?
  • How do I know that the accommodation requested by the student is appropriate and legitimate?
  • How can I be sure I am doing what is necessary to provide academic access?
  • Suppose I don't agree to provide accommodation in the exact way the student is requesting it?
  • Am I being asked to compromise academic standards or give the student with a disability an advantage?
do s and please don t do s
Do’s and Please Don’t Do’s
  • DO
    • Ask Questions if you don’t understand something or how to proceed.
    • Hold up your end with regard to accommodations which have been determined to be appropriate.
    • Treat students with disabilities with the same courtesies you would afford other students.
    • Respect the privacy of students with disabilities.
    • Assist students in following the College’s policies, such as the requirement that all request for accommodations be registered with Learner Support Services Coordinator.
  • Please DON’T Do’s
    • Engage in philosophical debates about “fairness” to other, non disabled students or whether providing accommodations somehow violates your academic freedom.
    • Decide not to provide the academic adjustments which have been approved.
    • Leave a student adrift without accommodations.
    • Refuse to provide copies of handouts, or orally describe information written on the chalkboard, or face the class when referring to something written on the chalkboard, etc.,
    • Refuse to permit students to tape record lectures as an accommodation.
    • Refuse to provided accommodations until you have personally evaluated a student’s documentation of his or her disability.
    • Refuse to provide extended time for tests on the mistaken assumption that doing so would require that all students be given additional time.
    • Make assumptions about a student’s ability to work in a particular field.