Providing access to the academic environment requires the active participation of instructors and students and collaboration with Disability Resources (DRC). If reasonable accommodations are requested by disabled students in order to fully participate in courses, campus programs and activities, it is the University's responsibility to respond.
As a faculty member or course Instructor, you should be aware:
- Students are responsible for informing you of their affiliation with DRC.
- The University has created an online process by which you can identify the students in your courses who may request reasonable accommodations using UAccess.
- In addition to identifying through the University/UAccess online process, students may also choose to meet with you to discuss course barriers and the implementation of accommodations.
- If students with disabilities choose not to identify their affiliation with DRC, you will not be asked to provide accommodations for those students.
- In addition to the online student identification process, you will be contacted by either the DRC or the student before an accommodation is implemented.
If students are identified through the University/UAccess system, you may:
- Contact those students directly to discuss access and accommodations
- Communicate with DRC staff if you feel a recommended accommodation would significantly alter essential learning objectives of the course
- Communicate with DRC staff to ensure that you can deliver effective accommodations independently