It's important that students who require accommodations for documented disabilities know they can seek assistance from the Office of Disability Services. During the first week of the semester, please inform your students that special accommodations will be addressed by Diane Webber, the Associate Director of Disability Services.
In addition, consider including the following statement in your syllabus:
Accommodating Students with Disabilities
If a student with a disability seeks academic accommodations from you directly, refer the student to the Office of Disability Services for assistance.
If a student presents a written request for accommodations from the Office of Disability Services, you must review and sign the plan within 7 days of receipt to acknowledge that you have read and understood the provisions. If you have questions or concerns about the approved accommodations, contact Disability Services at ext 2355 immediately so that a reasonable solution can be reached in a timely manner.
Presentation from the Marywood Faculty/Staff retreat, August 2009.
The FacultyWare site was designed to provide you with a broad range of information and tools to enhance the design and delivery of instruction for diverse college students.
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