Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS)

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Accomodation Appeal

If the student, DSPS professional, and instructor cannot reach an agreement about accommodation within five (5) instruction days, the DSPS professional, the instructor, or the student will refer the matter, in writing, to the department chair and DSPS Dean.

The DSPS Dean will consult with the student, instructor, department chair, department Dean, and DSPS professional.  The DSPS Dean will make a decision in writing regarding the accommodation within five (5) instruction days of having received the matter.

If the DSPS professional, the instructor, or the student, disagree with the decision, he or she will follow the SBCC grievance procedure.

No later than 15 instructional days from the time the matter is first referred to the DSPS Dean, if agreement has not been reached, the DSPS Dean will initiate the student's requested accommodation for a maximum of 15 instructional days if the accommodation meets the accommodation criteria.  If the final decision from the grievance procedure is that the accommodation is found not to be reasonable, the accommodation will be either modified or rescinded, at which point the college is not permitted to ask the student to redo work completed while the accommodation was in place.

If the student wishes to bypass the informal grievance process and immediately file a formal complaint of unlawful discrimination on the basis of disability, the student may follow the SBCC discrimination complaint procedure. The student may also file a complaint with the California Office of Civil Rights.

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