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If you are already registered with us, here are your responsibilities:

You need to request accommodations for every semester you want to use accommodations.  If you do not request accommodations, you will be not be able to receive academic accommodations and will be considered "unregistered" in the DRC for the semesters you do not request accommodations.  We recommend that you request accommodations a couple of weeks before the semester begins.  Here is the link to the accommodation request form.
It is your responsibility to deliver your accommodation memos to your professors and to request an appointment with them to review your accommodations.  This is very important as not all accommodations will be used in every class and every professor will implement your accommodations in a different way.  So please make sure you meet with them and collaborate with them throughout the semester.
If your accommodations are not helping you, you should not have to struggle.  Do not be afraid to contact us and ask us for help for any reason.  One of the options you have is for us to review your current accommodations to see if we need to amend any of your supports.  If you feel overwhelmed or just have a curious question, don't hesitate to email one of our staff members. 
If you would like the DRC to proctor any of your exams, it is your responsibility to request proctoring.  If you would like the DRC to proctor any tests or quizzes, here is what you need to do:

 

1st: Download the Proctor Request Form (aka Blue Form) - [contact canadadrc@smccd if you do not see download option here]

  • You need to turn this form in at least 7 days prior to the test. No proctoring will be allowed after test dates given by instructor.

2nd: Complete your portion of the form:

  • Student name
  • G#
  • Kurzweil on the test?
  • Semester
  • Class
  • Instructor Name

3rd: Then you must email/hand deliver the form to your instructor and have them complete the rest of the form:

  • Date of test
  • Time of test
  • Length of time to take the test
  • If student has back-to-back classes, is there a flexible start time?
  • Agree where the test will be proctored
  • Let us know how the test will be delivered to us
  • Let us know how you would like us to return the test to you
  • Give us any special instructions for the test
  • Professor signature 

4th: Then you must collect the completed form from the instructor and deliver it to us WITH the second page (Test Accommodation Form) signed.  On this second page, you are agreeing to the following:

  1. Testing accommodations will not be provided until a student’s eligibility for such services has been verified. Testing accommodation will be provided to students only in courses where their educational limitations indicate that they are necessary.
  2. Testing accommodations will occur during the scheduled test time when other students are taking the exam, unless agreed upon in advance by the instructor.
  3. Exams will be stopped and instructors will be notified if cheating, unauthorized use of notes, books, calculators or other improper behaviors are observed during the examination. Infractions will be referred to the Vice President of Student Services for due process as defined by the Cañada College catalogue.

5th: You will be getting a confirmation email from the DRC.  If you do not receive any email from us after 48 business hours, please email us to confirm that we have received your proctoring request.

 

If you are experiencing any difficulties completing the process of making a proctoring appointment with us, please contact us at canadadrc@smccd.edu as soon as possible so we can help you.

 

 

Important for you to know:

This is very important because we want to make sure you are taking the right classes toward your academic goals.  And remember, not all classes are transferable so please make sure to meet with an academic counselor to double check that you are on the right track. 

 

The DRC's Academic Counselor is To Nhu Do and she can be contacted at dotonhu@smccd.edu.

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”) only applies to K-12.  In some instances, students may continue to have legal rights under certain federal laws, through college programs, and in employment.

 

However, when students graduate from high school or reach age 21, they no longer have rights under the IDEA.  The reason why is because IDEA establishes the right to a “free appropriate public education” (“FAPE”), but post secondary education is not free.  There are tuition costs to attend colleges and universities.  

 

But college students will remain to have the right to academic accommodations through the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and be protected from discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

  • Yes, if:

    • You've moved permanently to another state. Register to vote in the new state.

    • You've moved within your state or changed your name. Update your voter registration with your new location or your new name. Make sure you also update your state driver's license or state ID card before the election, if that's the voter ID you'll use.

  • No, if:

    • Your name and address have not changed and you're an active voter.

  • Maybe, if:

    • You move to a different state very close to the date of a presidential primary or general election. Check with your old state. You may be able to vote by mail through your old state for that election. After that, you'll need to register with and begin voting in your new state.

 

*The DRC is here to help you register to vote in the state of California.  Please contact us at canadadrc@smccd.edu if you need any assistance.  For more details please see the "Resources for Students" tab to the left of our webpage. 

Students with verified disabilities have the right to receive reasonable academic adjustments in order to create an educational environment where they have equal access to instruction. The District is thus responsible to make modifications to academic requirements and practices as necessary—without any fundamental alteration of academic standards, courses, educational programs or degrees—to ensure that it does not discriminate against qualified students with disabilities. In addition, each district is required to have a policy and procedure for responding to students with verified disabilities who request academic adjustments.  Here HERE to download the Policy and Procedures for Providing Academic Adjustments for Students with Disabilities.


If you do not wish to contact the DRC for any concerns or questions, you may contact Student Services office and ask for the ADA Coordinator for the college. 

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. Cañada College's Title IX Coordinator is Dean Max Hartman.  He can be reached at hartmanmax@smccd.edu

There is a formal and informal process for student grievances.  For more information, please visit the college's Student Complaints page.  If you need any assistance filing a grievance, such as requiring a scribe or a reader, please contact us at canadadrc@smccd.edu and we will help you through the process.