A document for Supporting Students with Special Needs
Al-Majmaah University Document to support students with special needs: Believing in its duty of equally serving all the community members from all levels, the University of al-Majmaah strives to give equal opportunities to students with special needs, like their healthy peers, to be able to join its educational and social programs. Hence, providing the necessary qualitative equipments to support students with special needs is regarded as a fundamental pillar in the University planning and decision-making processes. The university also regularly revises its study plans in various colleges to make sure that they are convenient for people with special needs while retaining the quality of the content of the academic and scientific programs. The university potentials and its staff are all devoted to ensure a suitable individual and collective setting for serving students with special needs from the first moment they join the university. Al-Majmaah University Policy to Support students with special needs: The university is seeking to create a suitable and attractive Academic environment for students, especially those with special needs throughout: 1. The collaboration between Faculty members and employees to establish a convenient Academic setting with all its components in order for students to be able to fully perform their roles in the university. 2. Evaluating students on the basis of their capabilities. 3. Boosting the sense of personal responsibility among students with special needs. 4. Providing the appropriate environment for students with special needs in all the university colleges to give them the opportunity to attend the university educational and social programs. 5. Reaching a proper sense of Disability awareness for a comprehensive university community. 6. Special training for the university staff especially those who have direct contact with disabled students. 7. Providing the necessary educational equipment for each case of disability to help the student continue his/her higher education. 8. Training disabled students on how to use the appropriate educational equipments for their academic achievement. 9. Encouraging and motivating colleges, deanships, and departments to support students with special needs through providing the appropriate special services. 10. Ensuring confidentiality of the information obtained about their disabilities, without disclosing them only when required and according to the regulations and instructions approved by the relative authorities. 11. Ensuring that the occupational Safety will be inclusive of the real needs of disabled people. The University Rector, Dr. Khaled bin Saad al-Migrin, relies on the university staff’s dedication to support Disabled people: All the university Staff, from faculty members to employees, are committed to equally treat students with special needs and their colleagues in all the common aspects, to perform their duties without discriminating between the students, to adopt a constructive management system that tolerates the disability resulting behavior and which would affect other students in classrooms; and to create an appropriate setting for disabled students to get closer to them and discuss with them the issues that affect their university studies. The faculty members are also committed to apply a flexible curriculum that satisfy the needs of this group of students while maintaining the regulating academic standards of educational materials entrusted to them, after coordinating with the relative authorities, and to evaluate them on the basis of their educational level and not on the degree of their disability. The vice dean for Educational Affairs and the Vice rectorfor Graduate Studies and Scientific Research. The responsibilities of students with special needs: Collaborating with the disabled students, sharing with them the responsibility to provide their accommodating means, and their keenness to discuss their specific needs (and provide help if necessary) is considered as a fundamental pillar in the provision of individual and collective services at the right time and in the right place; and this means that expressing their opinion about the education materials and assessing the extent to which theses materials satisfy their special needs would be more useful in order to reach an appropriate and comprehensive university environment. Students with special needs can participate in creating such environment through: 1. Adhering to the regulations and laws set by the university. 2. Showing respect and appreciation towards the university staff. 3. Providing the necessary information that will help supply them with the appropriate services at the right time. 4. Providing documents and reports that help determine the disability type from the certified authority. 5. Communicating regularly with their college deanship in order to cooperate in identifying the obstacles and accordingly the appropriate solutions for the difficulties that hinder their education. 6. Ensuring the correct and proper use of the equipment and services allocated to them.
Special Needs Students Agreement