Faculty

Faculty are required to provide accommodations for students with disabilities who provide a letter from SDS verifying eligibility. If the faculty member has concerns about the recommended accommodation, or is aware of course-specific factors that may fundamentally alter the stated program outcomes, the professor should consult with SDS to discuss alternative arrangements. The school liaison is also available to support faculty in provision of accommodations.

Since students with disabilities are often dealing with issues that can be very sensitive, it is important to be respectful of their rights to privacy. It is standard practice for SDS staff to share accommodation information only with those who have a "need to know." Any further information is confidential and only available to discuss if the student has given written consent. In addition, it is helpful to remember that students' disability-related needs are private and confidential, and are not to be discussed with anyone outside of the student, school liaison, or SDS. Faculty should not discuss student accommodation information with other faculty members.

Any questions should be directed to your school liaison, or directly to SDS.

Faculty interested in further information can visit the following links:
Student Accommodations
Instructional/Assessment Strategies
Guidelines