Information for Faculty

With the influence of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), individuals who may not have previously been able to access higher levels of education are able now able to attend college, often with great success. The goal of academic accommodations is to provide these students with a “level playing field” with students who may not face these challenges.​

All responsibility for the request of accommodations and notification to faculty begins with the student. Students receive a letter outlining their approved accommodations, which they should present to faculty in a timely manner.
  1. New applications for accommodations are submitted to the Coordinator of Accessibility Resources; currently Lori Clapis, whose office is located in the Student Accessibility Resource Center located on level A in the library. The application and supporting medical and testing documents are reviewed within 10 days by the Accommodations Council. (Deans, Counseling Center, Health Center, and administrative staff)
  2. The student meets with a Student Accessibility Council member to learn which accommodations were granted and to obtain an embossed letter documenting their accommodations including an expiration date.  
  3. Students should present their official letter to the professors in whose classes they choose to utilize their approved accommodations at the start of the semester, but absolutely not less than 10 days before they need their accommodations in place.
  4. It is the responsibility of the student to secure an updated letter upon expiration of the current one by meeting with the Coordinator of Accessibility Resources. Please check the letter for an expiration date as some students are granted temporary accommodations.