As an instructor, what else can I do to help students receiving accommodations?
Instructors can help by:
- Taking the time to read the student’s Student Disability Services Letter of Accommodation.
- Asking questions if an accommodation request is not clear. Communication and compliance are important keys to accommodating students with disabilities.
- Adding a reminder about services for students with disabilities to the course syllabus, including contact information for Student Disability Services.
- Not accepting documentation directly from the student. Students should only give instructors a copy of their Student Disability Services Letter of Accommodation.
- Staying in contact with students who are receiving accommodations.
- Referring students to Student Disability Services or Instructional Support Services as personal and/or academic concerns arise.
- Contacting Student Disability Services immediately if questions or concerns arise.
- Remembering that participation by a student is voluntary and they are responsible for the choices they make.
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