Multimedia ClassroomsAll classrooms are equipped with technology to enhance the learning process. These technology connected spaces provide faculty with teaching and learning tools, such as integrated audio and digital projection systems for built-in computer and video players as well as connectivity for other devices such as laptops and MP3 players. Classrooms also have ample electrical outlets for students who wish to power their laptops during class.
Computer CommonsA computer laboratory offers 5 PCs and 1 Mac for student use. The PCs offer the full Microsoft Office suite as well as different software packages to assist with selected classes. Internet access, scanner, and printer are provided. Student assistants are available to answer questions and help with problems. The lab is located in the Hamma Library and is open during regular library hours. Trinity students with a current ID can also use the Capital University computer labs.
Music LabA music laboratory with 5 PCs and 1 Mac is available to all students with priority given to those enrolled in music courses. The lab offers computers and keyboards at each station with music software for both musicians and non-musicians. All systems have basic audio recording, Internet access, and share a laser printer. One station has high quality audio and video recording capabilities. Access to the lab is scheduled through the music department.
The seminary’s main building including library, the conference center, and one efficiency apartment building are accessible for wheelchair users. Two efficiency apartments are accessible by elevator and meet ADA requirements for the bathrooms. Each has its own washer and dryer.
Students who intend to request accommodation for a learning disability should submit the medical certification of the learning disability to the registrar. Trinity currently provides adaptive technologies for computer aided assistance for the visually impaired and those with reading disabilities by converting paper documents into electronic text. The software capabilities include electronic reading with “follow along highlighting," enlarging the text for those with low vision, and changing colors to reduce eye strain. A writing tutor is available to all students. More specialized tutoring can be arranged for students with learning disabilities.
Other appropriate accommodations for physical disabilities or learning disabilities, to the extent that resources permit, can be made as the need arises.
Disability Accommodations Policy
Because the seminary desires all students to be able to maximize their educational opportunities, the seminary seeks to accommodate students with disabilities to the extent that its resources permit.
- Faculty Responsibilities for Students with Disabilities
- Faculty members shall, upon student request, make appropriate accommodations for students with physical or cognitive disabilities that have been documented by a professional with expertise in the condition.
- Such accommodations refer to modifications that need to be made to minimize the discriminatory effects of a person’s physical or cognitive disability, insofar as the provision of the adjustment does not cause undue burden on the immediate educational setting or the seminary as a whole.
- The office of the Academic Dean shall obtain and retain documentation concerning student disabilities and oversee the implementation of accommodations.
- In the case of cognitive disabilities, the Dean or her/his designee shall work with the student and his/her professors to provide specific services such as tutoring, talking books, or authorizing accommodations such as additional time or a different format for examinations.
- iIn the case of physical disabilities, the Dean or her/his designee shall provide the Director of Facilities Management with a summary of the student’s needs regarding access to academic facilities and contexts. The Director will report on the feasibility of the requested accommodations, and implement those authorized by the Dean.
- Student Responsibilities to the Faculty
- Admitted students shall be encouraged to provide documentation of diagnosed disabilities to the office of the Academic Dean at the earliest possible time.
- Admitted students who are not sure whether they have a disability shall be encouraged to report their concerns to the office of the Academic Dean at the earliest possible time. The Dean or his/her designee shall assist the student in locating diagnostic resources. The seminary will endeavor to assist in the cost of such diagnosis to the extent financial resources permit.
- Enrolled students shall initiate requests for specific class accommodations to their professors in a timely manner, following procedures delineated by the office of the Academic Dean.
- Enrolled students shall provide for their own personal independent living or other personal disability-related needs. The seminary will endeavor to assist in providing living quarters to the extent financial resources permit.