This procedure forms part of JIBC’s Accommodation of Students with Disabilities Policy (the “Policy”) and should be followed and applied in relation to requests for Academic Accommodations for Students with Disabilities under the Policy. Terms not otherwise defined in this procedure are as defined in the Policy.
JIBC will work with the Student, Instructors and Staff Members, as applicable, to provide Academic Accommodation to Students with Disabilities in situations where the Academic Accommodation is necessary to ensure full, fair and equal access to all Institute courses, programs and activities, and to be welcomed as participating members of the JIBC community, within the limits of the Institute’s resources and without compromising Essential Requirements, academic standards, or academic principles. While the service may be coordinated by the Accessibility Manager, the Academic Accommodation process is a shared responsibility between the Student, Instructor, Staff Members and service providers, as applicable, and requires collaboration and cooperation between the parties involved in order to provide Reasonable Academic Accommodation.
JIBC has the responsibility to establish:
procedures by which Students may request an Academic Accommodation;
When seeking Academic Accommodation for a Disability, Students are responsible for meeting the academic requirements for admission and continuance in their courses, programs or activities. Students are responsible for disclosing their Disability to JIBC in a timely manner, and for fully participating in the Academic Accommodation process as set out in this procedure. Timely disclosure and follow-through will allow JIBC to provide Academic Accommodation while maximizing the opportunity for academic success.
Academic Accommodation based on Disability will be considered where medical information suitable to JIBC is provided that establishes the existence of a Disability and supports the requirement for Academic Accommodation. The nature and extent of the medical information required will depend on individual circumstances.
Requests for Academic Accommodation may be denied where:
JIBC may have no control or authority over third party requirements in approved practicums, placements or experiential exercises and activities outside of JIBC’s jurisdiction. Students who require Academic Accommodation in such practicums, placements or experiential exercises will be responsible for seeking such Academic Accommodation directly from the applicable third party.
The following describes available appeal procedures in the event that a Student disagrees with a decision with respect to a requested Academic Accommodation. If Students do not feel comfortable engaging in the appeal process on their own, they are welcome to engage an advocate or support network they deem helpful. In keeping with our strategic vision and indigenization commitment, indigenous Students are welcome to engage the support of an elder or a cultural advocate.
Last updated November 27, 2019
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