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 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.
- Announcing to class that students with accommodations need to make an appointment with you to discuss their specific accommodation needs. This helps ensure student privacy and inadvertent disclosure of a student’s disability status does not occur in front of others.
- Not accepting disability diagnostic documentation directly from the student. Instructors receive a copy of the Letter of Accommodation by CWI email and can access the most up to date version of it in the Faculty Access Portal.
- Staying in contact with students who receive accommodations.
- Referring students to Student Disability Services or Student 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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