The Career and Disability Services Office provides three main services including career development, personal counseling referrals, and disability support. Policies for the general office as well as each particular service area are listed below:
- All services are provided free of cost as part of the student’s tuition and fees.
- Individuals who miss scheduled appointments may be required to reschedule for an alternative date and/or time.
- Individuals who arrive for a scheduled appointment more than fifteen minutes late may be required to reschedule for an alternative date and/or time.
- Records are protected by FERPA. All UACCB documents will be stamped with "copy" prior to release to any outside agency.
- Requests for records from outside agencies must be submitted in writing and bear the signature of the student in question.
- All requests for records will be subject to a two week waiting period.
- No individuals will have access to student records without express written consent from the student included in said student’s file prior to disclosure.
- Individuals with complaints or grievances are requested to first discuss the matter with the Career & Disability Services Coordinator. If the matter is not resolved, individuals are encouraged to see the Director of Student Development.
Career Advising is offered focusing on such things as choosing a major, labor market information, job search, resume or cover letter writing, and interview preparation. The UACCB career planning program offers students the opportunity to research and explore career opportunities. The Career and Disability Services Coordinator assists students to better understand their interests, skills and values through a variety of career assessments which serves as the foundation of the career advising process. The program includes additional services such as career development workshops, an internet-based job search system (Career Corner), an etiquette dinner, and an annual career fair.
- Eligible candidates for career development services include prospective and current UACCB students as well as graduates.
- Only Equal Opportunity Employers will be permitted to post job announcements and actively recruit UACCB students.
- Employers requiring an initial financial investment prior to hire will not be permitted to post job announcements, participate in recruitment events, or schedule on-campus recruitment activities.
- Employers must schedule on-campus recruitment activities at least two weeks in advance to ensure necessary space and appropriate advertisement.
- Assistance with job shadow opportunities may be provided through this office; however, scheduling is the responsibility of the students
Disability Support Services are provided to students who qualify for such assistance under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Academic accommodations may be arranged for students who qualify. Students must provide appropriate documentation of a disability to the Career & Disability Services Office and meet with the Career & Disability Services Coordinator before accommodations can be arranged. If accommodations are necessary, a Letter of Accommodation will be prepared by the Career & Disability Services Coordinator for students to notify instructors. Students will also be required to contact the Career & Disability Services Office each semester they wish to receive accommodations and provide a new Letter of Accommodation to instructors. We encourage students to contact the Career & Disability Services Coordinator as soon as possible each semester during office hours to discuss such matters in confidence.
- Eligible candidates who provide appropriate documentation for disabiity support services include current UACCB students and those individuals taking college placement tests administered by UACCB personnel.
- Appropriate documentation to support the existence of a disability may include an IEP from a secondary school, a 504 Plan from a secondary school, a comprehensive vocational rehabilitation; agency evaluation, a psychological evaluation, or a medical evaluation.
- Students requesting accomodations that require time to arrange should register with the Career and Disability Services office a minimum of ten business days prior to the start of each semester to ensure accommodations are available by the first day of classes. Examples of this include, but are not limited to, texts in alternate formats and Daisy audio players. Some accommodations, such as sign language interpreters, may need more than ten days to arrange.
- Students eligible for assistive technology equipment must complete the appropriate checkout form upon receipt of the item and return the item at the conclusion of each semester. Failure to do so may result in a "hold" or charge being placed on the student's account which may affect future registration and access to grades and transcripts.
- Instructors will provide student accommodations only after they have received a current Faculty Accommodation Letter from the student.
- Students may be asked to show identification (student ID or driver's license) before taking an exam.
- Personal belongings (cell phones, purses, book bags, etc) are not permitted in private testing areas and students are encouraged to leave these items at home or in an alternate location.
- Accommodated tests will be given on the same date and time as they are given in class unless approval is provided by the instructor to do otherwise.
- Should cheating occur, the test will be confiscated and the incident reported immediately to the instructor.
PERSONAL COUNSELING REFERRALS
Personal Counseling Referrals are available to UACCB students. Individual appointments with the Career & Disability Services Coordinator are available to facilitate finding the right resource. Some available resources we can connect you to are Health Resources of Arkansas, Life Strategies, and WRMC Behavioral Health Services. We are committed to connecting students to the right resource.
Please contact Becky Warren, the Career and DIsability Services Coordinator at 870-612-2048 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance or further information regarding any of the above listed topics.