Students with disabilities are responsible for contacting the Office of Academic Success if reasonable accommodations are not implemented in an effective or timely way. The Office of Academic Success works with University personnel and students with disabilities to resolve disagreements regarding recommended accommodations.
Informal Grievance Procedure Adapted for Office of Academic Success Grievances
Students with disabilities who believe they have been discriminated against on the basis of their disability; or feel their accommodations are not being executed correctly or in a timely manner should:
- Meet with your instructor - submit a written request (email is sufficient) to the instructor specifically stating what concerns you have and what reasonable actions might be taken to resolve this. Ask to meet with them to discuss how you feel your accommodations are not being met.
- Instructors should respond in a timely manner.
- If instructor doesn’t respond or still won’t make accommodations - contact the Office of Academic Success Coordinator. Most all issues can be resolved at this level.
- The Office of Academic Success Coordinator will then talk with you - to again discuss what your concerns are and if/what reasonable alternatives may be available to resolve them if needed.
- The Office of Academic Success will then likely contact the professor - to discuss reasons for why accommodations are not being implemented and what can be done to resolve this.
- A meeting between you, the instructor and the Office of Academic Success Coordinator may be requested - to further help you and help the instructor understand why accommodations need to be met and why they currently are not being met.
If you still feel like the problem hasn’t been resolved.
Submit a written request (email is sufficient) to the office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs/Dean’s Office. A similar procedure to above will likely be followed. If you still feel the problem is not getting resolved, then you may contact the Chancellor - in which decisions made by the Chancellor are final.
University Informal Grievance Procedure
University of Minnesota Grievance Procedure and the Americans with Disabilities Act and Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment (2008).
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment of 2008 (ADAA) was enacted to protect individuals with disabilities against the problem of discrimination in such critical areas as employment, housing, public accommodations, education, transportation, communication, health services, and access to public services. The purpose of the act is to provide a clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities, to bring persons with disabilities into the economic and social mainstream, and to provide enforceable standards addressing discrimination against individuals with disabilities.
On the University of Minnesota, Morris campus, the Director of the Office of Academic Success is responsible for coordinating the University’s efforts to comply with the ADA, ADAA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.