A significant responsibility of disability services providers is working to create a culture where everyone on campus fully understands their legal and institutional obligations to students with disabilities. It is especially important that faculty members understand their role in the process. And in the evolving structure of higher education, this responsibility extends to both students in the classroom and those engaged in online learning.
Why a disability syllabus statement?
- provides an invitation to students who have disabilities to meet with the faculty member
- normalizes the accommodation process by treating is as just another part of the course
- opens the lines of communication making the student feel more comfortable approaching faculty to disclose their disability and need for accommodation
DSPS has provided a disability statement for your syllabi. Please post in your online course and/or read to class.