Faculty, instructors, and other academic department contacts are key partners for DS in helping to ensure students receive approved accommodations in an appropriate way.
The Disability Services office collaborates with faculty and academic units to determine fundamental components of courses and programs. We look to faculty to serve as subject experts in their courses – design, objectives, assignments, and assessments. We work together to remove obstacles in the learning environment, allowing all students equal access to the educational experience.
Instructors should expect students to disclose their registration with DS and their approved accommodations in each course. It is the student’s responsibility to create and distribute these letters each semester. Our system does not automatically distribute letters to the faculty. Students may print and deliver the letters, or may email instructors with the PDF of their generated letter.
Please refer to Faculty Rights and Responsibilities for more information on Faculty's role in implementing accommodations.