PROVIDING ACADEMIC ADJUSTMENTS
STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES POLICY
April 22, 2004
The San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) is committed to all provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
The fundamental principles of nondiscrimination and accommodation in academic programs provide that:
- No student with a qualified disability shall, on the basis of the disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefit of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any post-secondary education activity or program; and
- Reasonable adjustments to academic activities or requirements shall be made as are necessary to ensure that such requirements do not discriminate or have the effect of discrimination on a student with a qualified disability; and
- The institution shall create an educational environment where students with disabilities have equal access to instruction without compromising the essential components of the course, educational program or degree.
The intent of this policy is to insure compliance with state and federal laws. SDCCD Procedure 3105.1 is intended to provide consistent and fair review of all academic adjustments requests and dispute resolution.