Audio Recording Policy

In accordance with Subpart E of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, a student with a qualifying disability which adversely affects his/her ability to take or read notes may be permitted to audio-record class lectures as a form of reasonable academic accommodation.  Use of this accommodation is subject to the following conditions:

  1. The student must notify the professor of the course of his/her intent to use this accommodation prior to recording any material.
  2. Recordings of class lectures are only for the student’s personal use in study and preparation related to the class.
  3. The student must comply with professor’s requests to stop recording during discussions, demonstrations, guest speakers, or other situations of a sensitive nature that do not contain information affecting course competencies or grades.
  4. The student may not share these recordings with any other person without the written consent of the professor.
  5. Information contained in the recorded lectures is protected under federal copyright laws and may not be published or quoted without the expressed consent of the professor and without giving proper identity and credit to speakers.
  6. The student may not use the recorded lectures in any way against the faculty member, other instructors, or students whose classroom comments are recorded as part of the class activity.
  7. The student is encouraged to delete all recorded class lectures once they are no longer needed for academic work or the course is completed.
  8. Students who wish to keep recordings beyond the end of the course for future review must obtain written permission from the professor.