Steffert Spencer

Steffert Spencer

About me

Hello, my name is Steff :) 

I am 25 years old, and I enjoy working in Higher Education. 


Again, this chapter spoke about meeting students where they are and assisting them so that they can have accommodations. If one does not have an answer to a student's question, it is completely ok to say, "I do not know, but I can refer you to someone else." It is good to remember that people with disabilities are people first!

As a facilitator, one must always look at every case and provide equal access to the student. To do this, one may have to carefully review documents, make decisions, and keep "access vs. success" in mind. 

This module was interesting because it did not focus on the disability but the student. It stated that disabilities come in different forms, i.e., ADHD, LD, blind and hard-of-hearing students.

ADA accommodations are important rules that institutions have to abide by. All students are different, but ADA tries to meet disabled students where they are at and work with them to provide equal opportunity for all. 

This section highlighted FERPA and how it is evolving in today's society. Now that everything is online, schools had t adapt from physical paper to digital, and it had to be done the right way, keeping the rules and regulations in mind. 


FERPA is all about protecting students at an institution. It makes records accessible to students, but there is a formal path to follow. This keeps records safe and ensures the safety of students. 

Institutions have to be careful about what content they release. If the student did not sign a content release form, the college could get in trouble for violating FERPA.

I have learned that FERPA is a medium to protect all students from k-12 and all the way to college. It is a way to keep a student's record safe. Nowadays, when someone can find one thing on you, turn and look you up in google, and find the rest. Ferpa protects the student's from this issue, which is good. 


To build a safer campus, one must focus heavily on training. From Title IX to consent, these are essential for the college to show the incoming students and staff that they matter. 


A school is required to take immediate action even if a victim did not report anything yet. The place of occurrence is not relevant; everything has to be addressed and reported accordingly. 


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