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Information for Faculty and Staff

Role of Faculty in the Accommodation Process

Faculty Responsibilities:

  • To make an announcement at the beginning of each class regarding the willingness to discuss accommodation with students
  • To include a statement in all syllabuses regarding the willingness to accommodate students with disabilities
  • To meet as quickly as possible with students who provide an accommodations memo from the Access office (students should initiate this meeting, but faculty can take the initiative when students are reluctant to self-advocate)
  • To hold students with disabilities to the same academic and behavioral standards as all students
  • To ensure that the proposed accommodation does not substantially alter curricular standards
  • To contact the Access office if there are questions about the appropriateness of a required accommodation
  • To contact the ADA compliance officer on your campus if issues regarding appropriateness are not resolved with the Access office
  • To continue to provide the accommodation until a resolution has been determined
  • To uphold the confidentiality of students' disability-related issues
  • To assist the student in contacting the Access office when a student requests an accommodation without an accommodations memo from the Access office

For information about the following topics, contact the Access office at your campus or refer to the Faculty/Instructional Staff Handbook (1.9 MB PDF):

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  • Spelling accommodations
  • Speech-to-text transcription services
  • Notetaking services
  • Role of the lab assistant for students with disabilities
  • Visual describers
  • Testing accommodations
  • Alternate formats
  • Tape recording lectures