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APU provides support to students with disabilities based on established policies (or guidelines). Through providing this support, the University aims to contribute to the growth and development of all students. Support will vary by case depending on the type of disability, the needs of the student, and the needs of the student's program of study.
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (hereinafter referred to as “APU”) will provide support
based on the following guidelines to students with physical, developmental, psychological, and other
psychosomatic disabilities (hereinafter referred to as “students with disabilities”).
However, these guidelines serve to establish the university’s support service standards and core foundation. Support provisions will be finalized through thorough discussion between the students with disabilities and the relevant parties after reviewing reasonable accommodation for the individual student in line with the student’s disability.
All APU faculty and staff will aid in the process of enabling students with disabilities who request support, to have access to the appropriate support needed in order to use their learning experiences at our university to grow and fully connect with society. APU expects that all enrolled students and relevant parties understand these guidelines and will work together to realize our objectives.
The primary objective of APU support for students with disabilities is to ensure that their right to an education and learning is not wrongfully harmed because of their disabilities. At the same time, it is our hope that the provision of appropriate learning support when necessary, in addition to other varieties of support activities, will result in the cultivation of improved personal relationships and will provide opportunities for support persons to better their understanding of disabilities.
Individuals involved in support for students with disabilities will consist of APU faculty and staff in
addition to enrolled students. APU will cooperate closely with an external specialist regarding support
for persons with disabilities.
A “Consultation Desk for Students with Disabilities” will be set up in the Student Office in order to provide university-wide support to students with disabilities. Support Coordinators for Students with Disabilities will be placed in the Student Office, Academic Office, Admissions Office, and Career Office. Information concerning the placement of Student Coordinators in these offices will be made public to the student body. Students will not only have the option of the Consultation Desk available to them, but will also be able to directly consult with Support Coordinators.
Staff at the Consultation Desk for Students with Disabilities will connect students with disabilities who come in for consultation with the appropriate Support Coordinator in the above offices according to the nature of the issue. Support Coordinators will be in charge of making the necessary learning support adjustments for students with disabilities, in addition to monitoring collaborative support efforts between support staff and the relevant departments to ensure that efforts are appropriately carried out.
Mediums like APU website, will be used to spread information on university support policies for students with disabilities, the support system, consultation process, and support provisions. APU will notify students and prospective applicants via appropriate means as seen fit.
|Office of Domestic Admissions
|Office of International Admissions
|Disability support services, general student life
Classes, course registration, and grading
|Disability Support Services Committee Secretariat
|Career information, job placement