Disability Services - Northern Virginia Community College

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Adjunct Faculty Orientation
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Dean of Students
 Dr. Athos Brewer
 CA 315
 703-323-3382
 Oversees all student services units
 Overloads, signs dual enrollment forms after counselors
 Care Team
 Handles campus disciplinary procedures, but not police
matters
 Mr. Raymond Jones, Judicial Officer/Counselor
 rayjones@nvcc.edu
Student Services Center
 Mr. Tho Le, Acting Campus Registrar, CG 206
 Online application assistance
 Registration assistance for special exceptions
 Transcript requests and graduation applications
handled in Central Records Office. Faculty advisors
(not students) may contact Ms. Alethea Hamilton,
College Registrar, ahamilton@nvcc.edu when issues
arise with graduation applications. Students may
contact the CRO at asktheCRO@nvcc.edu
Student Support Services
 Dr. Marilyn Deppe, Coordinator, CA 113: Oversees
Work Study, Veteran’s Office and Campus Financial
Aid Office
 Veteran’s Office: Mr. Romy Sarmiento, Veteran’s
Office, CA 114, 703-323-3145
 Financial Aid Office: CA 113
Phone (703) 323-3556
VTDD (703) 323-3744
anfinaidhelp@nvcc.edu
Financial Aid
 Grants
 College Work Study
 Loans
 Scholarships
 http://www.nvcc.edu/finance/
 Ms. Joan Zanders, College Financial Aid Director
 College Financial Aid Office: (703) 323-3199
Counseling
 Dr. Ellen Fancher-Ruiz, Coordinator
 CA 112, 703-323-3200
 Academic Advising, undeclared students
 Referrals for students needing personal counseling
 College Success Skills classes
 Career and Transfer Career Center
 Student Activities (soon to be moved to Coordinator of
Student Success)
 Summer faculty advising is done in the Academic
Assistance Center, CG 224, Dr. Joyce Bryant, Coordinator
Student Activities
 Many student organizations on campus
 Social, cultural and educational events
throughout the year.
 Student Government Association
 Annandale Campus Coordinators: Michelle
Green (703) 323-3484 and Calvin Haney (703)
764-0122, CF 230
Athletics and Intramurals
 Men’s Basketball
 Women’s Basketball
 Men’s Soccer
 Men’s Lacrosse
 Women’s Volleyball
 Coed Ice Hockey
 Contact: Brian Anweiler, Coordinator of College-Wide
Student Activities, 703-845-6206
International Students
 NOVA Office of International Student Services, 703-
323-3423, oiss@nvcc.edu
 Annandale Campus International Student Center, CA
113, 703-323-2272, Dr. Michael Tucker, Coordinator
Disability Services: CA Bldg, 112
 Counseling Office
 Students may receive accommodations for
documented disabilities
 703-323-3200
 CA 112
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Ms. Susie Ko
Ms. Vicky White
Ms. Kimberly Heck
Referrals
 NOVA Cares and Care Teams:
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http://www.nvcc.edu/faculty-andstaff/novacares/faq.html
Counseling Office
Dean of Students
Campus Police, 703-323-3111
Emergency call boxes on campus
Dr. Patricia Lunt, College Special Assistant, 703-3232136
PTK Honorary
 Campus Organization
 PTK Honor Society
 12 earned credits, a declared major and a 3.5 GPA
 Many schools offer PTK scholarships
 Dr. JoAnn Credle, Faculty Advisor
Career and Transfer Center
CA 105
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Career counseling, job referral
Employer visits to campus
Transfer information and assistance
Transfer workshops, fairs and visits
Transfer: 703-323-3211
 Transfer Counselors Kimberly Wright and Jennifer
Nelson
 Career: 703-323-3144
 Career Counselors
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Marius Jones (A-L) 703 323 2236
TBA (M-Z) TBA
Cooperative Education
 CA 105
 Students gain credit through work experiences or
internships
 Jared Moffett, 703.323.3719 or jmoffett@nvcc.edu
Annandale Campus Pathway Office, CG 222
 College/university transition program targeted to at
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risk students
Partnership includes NOVA, George Mason and most
local school districts
Kerin Hilker-Balkissoon, Director
Fran Troy, Coordinator, campus programs
703-323-3359, pathway@nvcc.edu
Dual Enrollment
 Young people who are high school juniors
(including home schooled) may take classes at
NOVA.
 Must test into the college level on English
placement test
 Math placement test may be required depending
on course
 Dual Enrollment Forms (125-207 and 125-208) are
online http://www.nvcc.edu/forms/
WHY PROVIDE
ACCOMMODATIONS?
In Post-Secondary Education:
No qualified individual with a disability, on the basis of a
disability, may be
• excluded from participation in,
• denied benefits of, or
• otherwise be subjected to discrimination
Under any program, service, or activity which
• is operated by a public entity (ADA) or
• which receives or benefits from federal financial assistance (504)
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
 Students who have a documented chronic disability
that substantially limits them in one or more major
life activities and who are otherwise academically
qualified
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WHAT DO FACULTY PROVIDE?
 Appropriate academic accommodations and auxiliary
aids and services necessary to afford a student with a
disability an equal opportunity to participate in the
school’s programs and services
 Complete confidentiality in regards to the student’s
disability
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HOW DO FACULTY DO THIS?
 Review the Memorandum of Accommodation (MOA)
provided to you by the student
 Discuss any questions or concerns regarding the
accommodations with the student
 Contact the counselor that has signed the memorandum
with additional questions
 Note: You may not ask the student any specific
information regarding the nature of the disability. The
counselor will provide the additional information on a
need to know basis
WHAT DO FACULTY NOT PROVIDE?
 We do not provide an accommodation that would
fundamentally alter the nature of the course
 We do not compromise on requirements that are
essential to the course or program
 We do not provide an accommodation that creates
an undue financial or administrative burden
WHAT IF THERE IS NO MOA?
 If a student does not have an official College
memorandum, accommodations should never be provided
 Disability Services Counselors are trained to review
documentation and determine if accommodations are
appropriate and which ones to provide
 Refer the student to the Counseling Center to learn more
about the required medical documentation, to pick up an
intake packet (also online), or to schedule an appointment
with a Disability Counselor to discuss eligibility
 Refer students to the DS website for additional
information: (http://www.nvcc.edu/currentstudents/disability-services/index.html)
WHAT IF THE STUDENT DOES NOT HAVE CURRENT
DOCUMENTATION OF THEIR DISABILITY?
 Unlike K – 12th grade, postsecondary schools are not
required to pay for medical or psychological
documentation of a disability
 Postsecondary schools are only required to provide
accommodations to allow for equal access, if the student
provides documentation to support the need for
accommodations
 The student will have to pay for updated evaluations, if
they do not have current documentation
 Disability Counselors can provide vendor resources for
students
WHAT ELSE SHOULD FACULTY
CONSIDER?
 Some students may be unaware of whom to speak
to and what to do if they have a disability
 A statement should be included on your syllabi
referring students to a Disability Services
Counselor
 Equal accessibility also includes handouts,
electronic material, websites, blackboard
assignments, and materials presented during
lecture (i.e. videos)
 When in doubt, please contact a Disability
Counselor
Statement on your Syllabus
The College is committed to the goal of providing each
qualified student with an equal opportunity to pursue a
college education regardless of disability. Efforts will be
made to meet reasonable requests for services to students
with disabilities eligible under Section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with
Disabilities Act (ADA). A student with disabilities is
encouraged to contact a counselor for Disability Services in
the Student Services or Counseling Center of their home
campus to discuss possible accommodations. A
Memorandum of Accommodation from the counselor must
be presented to the professor in order to receive
accommodations.
ADDITIONALLY
 Possible status as a minor does not factor in the
college’s process for determining eligibility for
accommodations
 Students are subject to the same rules and policies as
all students attending college
 Higher education is not bound by a student’s IEP
from high school
Information on NOVA website
 Information for students: http://www.nvcc.edu/faculty-andstaff/novacares/faq.html
 Information for faculty: http://www.nvcc.edu/faculty-andstaff/disability-resources/Disability_Services_at_NVCC_for_faculty.pdf
SUGGESTED RESOURCES
 http://www.nvcc.edu/faculty-and-staff/disability
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resources/index.html
http://www.ldonline.org/
http://www.health-resource-center.org/
http://www.washington.edu/doit/Faculty
http://www.fln.vcu.edu/ld/ld.html
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