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Information for Instructors

 

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, instructors must provide reasonable academic accommodations for qualified students with disabilities. 

Student Disability Services staff is available to provide consultations via email or phone. We encourage all faculty, staff and students to contact us should questions or concerns arise.

 

Arranging for Accommodations
At the beginning of the semester (preferably the first day), instructors should announce to each of his or her classes the procedures for arranging academic accommodations. This information should also be included on the course syllabus. 

 

Students who are seeking academic accommodations should present the instructor with a Student Academic Accommodation Request (SAAR) form to discuss their academic needs at how to set up accommodations for which they are eligible. Please do not provide accommodations to students without this form.

 

Students who request academic accommodations for disabilities but have no SAAR form should be referred to Student Disability Services. Our staff is available to provide consultations via email or phone. We encourage all faculty, staff and students to call us should questions or concerns arise.

The following resources are available for further information:

 

Suspicion of a Disability

If you suspect a student may have a disability or if a student expresses concern that he or she may a disability, please encourage them to contact SDS for more information. SDS works with several campus units regarding referrals for evaluations. Students may obtain evaluation and documentation guidelines from SDS.

  

If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the SDS office.  Thank you for your assistance with this process!