Office of Student Support and Career Counseling
In accordance with University of Jordan’s plans to better accommodate students with special needs, a bureau for university students with special needs is being set up. It will cater to the academic, social, and professional needs of students with special needs. This is a pioneer office in the region and will benefit many students. Following are the bureau’s by-laws.Affirming the rights of students with special needs, and striving to realize the principle of equal educational opportunities and equality among all its students, the University of Jordan is to set up a bureau to be named "Office for Support of Students with Special Needs". The bureau's main task is to provide the academic and personal services that will help the said students attain the maximum degree of growth, adjust to university life, and realize their full potential.
Given the fact that this Office will be unique among other Jordanian and Arab universities, it is to become a model to follow and to contribute in extending the idea to other universities, inducing a considerable change in the field of services for students with special needs.
Rationale for the Creation of the Office
The Services that the Office is Expected to Provide
It is expected that all students who prove to have special needs through medical examinations, and who are enrolled at the University of Jordan through special and officially approved criteria, are to benefit from the services of this bureau; these students include:
· The physically (motor) disabled.
For the Office to effectively fulfill its objectives, it is prposed that an advisory committee be created, as follows:
Equipment, Tools and Material
They will be determined in light of the visits that a team from the Advisory Committee will make to the U.K. and the USA, as soon as the present correspondences with similar offices there have been completed.
Location of the Office
It is Presently located at the Deanship of Students Affairs.