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Current Issue: December 8, 2003
Volume 39, Number 10

Students with disabilities policy out for review through Dec. 19

Vice President for Business and Finance Julie Weaks Gutierrez and the UNM Executive Cabinet are asking students, faculty and staff members to carefully evaluate and comment on the proposed policy statement 2310 “Academic Adjustments for Students with Disabilities.”

Comments should be sent to Weaks Gutierrez’s office or via e-mail to ubppm@unm.edu by Dec. 19.  The proposed draft is available to UNM students, faculty and staff accessing the UNM web page through UNM computers. The URL is http://www.unm.edu/~ubppm/ubpoffice/2310mem.htm

A committee composed of representatives from Accessibility Services, the Office of Equal Opportunity, Student Health Services, Academic Affairs, Health Sciences Center Risk Management, University Counsel, the Policy Office, and an undergraduate student, developed the policy to provide guidelines to students, faculty and staff on the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 in relation to academic adjustments.

The committee reviewed policies from other colleges and universities, applicable laws, and current UNM practices and solicited input from individuals working with students with disabilities, the Faculty Senate Operations Committee, Deans' Council, and Executive Cabinet. 

The proposed policy incorporates the processes currently used at UNM and appeal procedures with an emphasis on expeditious processing due to the time-sensitive needs of students.