Disability Services: Faculty Resources

Syllabus Statement

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 Kaitlin Anderle, the Director of Disability Services.

In addition, consider including the following statement in your syllabus:

Marywood University complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 as amended by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. Students with disabilities who need special accommodations must submit documentation of the disability to the Office of Student Disability Services, Learning Commons166, in order for reasonable accommodations to be granted. The Office of Disability Services will partner with students to determine the appropriate accommodations and, in cooperation with the instructor, will work to ensure that all students have a fair opportunity to perform in this class. Students are encouraged to notify instructors and the Office of Student Disability Services as soon as they determine accommodations are necessary; however, documentation will be reviewed at any point in the semester upon receipt. Specific details of the disability will remain confidential between the student and the Office of Student Disability services unless the student chooses to disclose or there is a legitimate academic need for disclosure on a case-by-case basis. For assistance, please contact Kaitlin Anderle,Director of Student Disability Services, at 570.348.6211 x2335 or kaanderle@marywood.edu.

Download this statement in Word format.

Accommodating Students with Disabilities

If a student with a disability seeks academic accommodations from you directly, refer the student to the Office of Student Disability Services for assistance.

If a student presents a written request for accommodations from the Office of STudent 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.

Online Resources

Our Role in Accommodating Students with Disabilities

Presentation from the Marywood Faculty/Staff retreat, August 2009.


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