Responsibilities of Faculty
1. Cooperate with DSS in providing prescribed accommodations and/or support services
for the student in a fair and timely manner.
2. Be responsible for providing timely access to course materials for students with disabilities,
particularly those with print disabilities who need printed information in alternative
formats. Since the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights has articulated
"timely" to mean at the same time as all other students receive the information,
faculty must allow sufficient time (one to two weeks) for print materials to be translated
into alternative formats (i.e., Braille, audio tape, large print, E-text).
3. Review the Accommodation Letter upon presentation by a registered student with a disability.
4. Review, complete and sign the Test Information form so that the student can return
the form to DSS in a timely manner.
5. Provide a copy of examination materials one week in advance in situations in which
alternative formatted materials are requested as a reasonable accommodation. This requirement
will allow sufficient time to convert the exam materials into the necessary non-print
format (i.e., Braille, audio tape, large print, or E-text).
6. Consult with DSS if there is any question regarding how to implement the prescribed
7. Provide a classroom atmosphere that is harassment-free in nature and nondiscriminatory
for students with disabilities.
"Students with disabilities, registered and documented with the Office of Disabled
Student Services, shall be allowed the use of audio recorders upon presentation of a Disabled
Student Services accommodation letter to the instructor. The instructor may also require
an Audio Recording Lecture Agreement form, available from the Office of Disabled Student
Services, be signed by the student before allowing recording." -- Revised UPS 330.2308
Faculty are encouraged to make an announcement at the beginning of each semester encouraging
students with disabilities who need support services to identify themselves to the instructor.
It is suggested that faculty provide time during office hours or in a private setting to
protect student confidentiality.
Questions regarding a students disability-related accommodations should be addressed
in a private setting which protects confidentiality, or directed to a professional staff
member at DSS.