2020-2021 Faculty Handbook

Disability Services - Procedures

Disability Services - Confidentiality

It is essential that information about disability status be kept confidential. At no time should the class be informed that a student has a disability, except at the student’s request. All information that a student gives to the faculty member is to be used specifically for arranging reasonable accommodations for the course of study. We recommend that students bring the Faculty Accommodation Notice to faculty during office hours or by special appointment. At that time, arrangement of accommodations can be discussed in private.

Disability Services - Receiving a Request for Accommodations

Disability Services instructs students to make arrangements to meet with their faculty during the faculty member’s office hour to discuss their eligibility for accommodations. Disability Services emails faculty a Faculty Accommodation Notice  that provides detailed information related to a student’s accommodations. Faculty of deaf/hard of hearing students will be sent information prior to the start of the semester about the interpreter and other deaf issues. If you have any questions about the accommodations, contact the director of Disability Services . Students requesting accommodations without a FAN or eligibility letter should be referred to Disability Services. In some instances, faculty members sometimes contact Disability Services regarding students they feel might benefit from additional support or resources; Disability Services staff can provide assistance/referrals.