Disability Resource Center (DRC)
Attention Current DRC Students!
Spring 2013 DRC Scholarship Applications are available now!
The deadline for submitting a typed application, along with two letters of recommendation, to DRC (Room 5132) is Thursday, February 21, 2013 by noon (12 p.m.)
Download the Spring 2013 DRC Scholarship Application to complete using Microsoft Word
Students receiving supported education services from the Disability Resource Center are provided with the opportunity to experience a safe beginning or re-entry to college through attendance in specially designed courses on college orientation and study skills (COUN 100), disability management (DSKL 821). Also see Developmental Skills courses.
Skyline College offers services to students with learning disabilities, psychological disabilities, and long or short term physical disabilities. Services include but are not limited to: ASL interpreting, registration assistance, extended time on placement tests, lockers, adaptive physical education classes, Assistive Technololgy classes, note-taking, equipment loans, textbooks and tests/exams in alternate format, and referral services.
Academic Adjustments for Students with Disabilities
Federal and state legislation require community colleges to establish programmatic as well as physical access to their academic offerings. 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 San Mateo County Community College District is responsible for making 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. Skyline College has developed procedures for responding to accommodation requests involving academic adjustments in a timely manner. This procedure shall provide for an individualized review of each request. The procedure shall also permit the Section 504 Coordinator, or other designated district official with knowledge of accommodation requirements, to make an interim decision pending a final resolution.
Policy and Procedures for Providing Academic Adjustments for Students with Disabilities
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The Disability Resource CenterBldg 5, Room 5132
Skyline College and these programs are committed to providing services that will enhance the educational experience of the disabled student population. For a more detailed description of the Disability Resource Center, stop by DRC, Building 5, Room 5132. The telephone number is (650) 738-4280.
Physically disabled students who drive motor vehicles to campus must have a state-issued DMV placard. This placard allows parking in designated disabled parking spaces on campus. Students must purchase a student parking permit. Disabled parking is available in student or staff lots only.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
DRC faculty and staff have identified the following Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for the various services provided by DRC.
Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of their disabilities, accommodations, and services available to them.
[ISLO: Critical Thinking]
DRC students will use their accommodations (i.e., test proctoring, textbooks in alternate format, and text-to-speech program such as Kurzweil 3000)
[ISLO: Computer Technology Literacy & Lifelong Wellness]
Students will show they are satisfied with the types and availability of services provided by the Disability Resource Center.
To empower and transform a global community of learners.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) will be assessed using:
- Review of collected data, and
- Other methods