The Academic Accommodations for Students with Disabilities: Policy Guide for the Students, Faculty, Staff in California State University

Dr. Greg Cho
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The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 by US federal legislation prohibit discrimination against persons with disabilities. These act states that no otherwise qualified handicapped person shall on the basis of handicap, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any academic...or other postsecondary education program receiving federal financial assistance. The laws specifically state that students with psychological and learning disabilities have the same legal entitlements as students with physical or sensory disabilities. Section 504 mandates "reasonable accommodation" for students with these disabilities in a college setting. These accommodation includes such methods as taped textbook, electronic texts, and alternative testing arrangements, academic adaptations in the course conduct, the use of auxiliary equipment and support staff, and modifications in academic requirements. In order to assure compliance with the laws, the policy of California state university are introduced and the definition of disability, and assessment process, responsibilities of student services, students, administrators, and faculty are discussed.

Keywords: The laws for students with disabilities, Academic accommodation, The policy of California state university, The responsibilities of student services, students, administrators, and faculty
Stream: Disability, Health
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Dr. Greg Cho

Assistant Professor, Academic Senator in California State University Advisory Committee on services to students with disabilities. Department of General Studies, California State University Maritime Academy

EDUCATION: Ph.D., Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Fall 1996. University of California, Davis M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Spring 1985. Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Spring 1983. Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. HONORS AND AWARDS: Advisory Committee for services on students with disabilities in CSU, 2004- present Elected Academic Senator in California Maritime Academy, 2003- present. Invited as a project consultant to environmental research in KAIST, Korea, November 1997 Invited speaker at the mechanical technology research center in the 51st Spring Korea Society of Mechanical Engineers, Korea, April, 1996 Research Fellowship, Land Commissions, CA, 1994-96 Scholarship from the Korean American Scholarship Foundation, 1993 Scholarship from the Minister of Korean Education, 1982. COURSES TAUGHT IN UNIVERSITIES: Algebra, Calculus, Physics Laboratory, Finite Math, Fluid Mechanics, Heat transfer, Thermodynamics, Dynamics, Measurement Systems, Engineering Laboratory. TEACHING EXPERIENCES: Assistant Professor, California Maritime Academy, CA Fall 2001- present Full-time Lecturer, California Maritime Academy, CA Spring 1999- 2001 Adjunct Professor/Lecturer, University of California Davis, CA Summer 1997- Summer 2000, Associate-Ins, Teaching Assistant, University of California Davis, CA 1/1992-10/1995 Post Doctoral Research Fellow, University of California, Davis, CA. 9/1996-6/1999 Research Assistant, University of California, Davis, CA. 12/1992-6/1996. PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) American Institutes for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Korean Scientists and Engineers Association in America (KSEA).

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