Welcome to the Faculty Corner! We compiled this information with professors in mind as partnership and clear communication between SAS and faculty is essential in provision of student accommodations. Our desire is to ensure you receive necessary support as you work with students for their academic and future success.
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Students needing accommodations are responsible for self-identifying and registering with SAS. Documentation of disability must first be submitted and verified by SAS. Students then complete an intake meeting with SAS staff to discuss the limitations resulting from their disability and needed accommodations. Within 1-2 business days of completing the intake, students receive an accommodation letter via email from SAS. They are responsible to forward this email to their professors and to arrange a time to discuss their accommodations with you. Disclosure of the nature of disability is not required in this conversation; a student’s diagnosed disability is legally protected information under HIPAA and FERPA. The accommodation letter created by SAS serves as verification that the student has a disability and requires reasonable accommodations.
Common Accommodation Questions
The student does not have to disclose their “disability” to you, but they must meet with you to discuss their accommodations. The best bet is to approach the student via email and ask if they would like to meet with you to discuss their accommodations. The meeting should preferably be in your office during office hours.
Please, call us at 405-744-7116 or email the office at email@example.com if you are confused about the meaning of the accommodation listed on the accommodation(s) letter.
It is the student’s responsibility to contact you and arrange a time to discuss the student’s accommodations. The meeting should preferably be in your office during office hours. We recommend a follow-up email to reiterate your meeting and confirm any accommodation arrangements made with the student. This provides you with a paper trail should there be any future questions.
Ask the student to forward their letter of accommodations to you. SAS emails these letters to students with directions to forward the email to professors. If they do not have a letter and have not registered with SAS, refer them to our office.
Accommodations are effective from the date the email is sent to you and are not retroactive. Students are advised to notify you of their accommodations at the beginning of the semester or upon registering with SAS. If a student has not notified you in a timely manner, you are not obligated to provide retroactive accommodations, though you may do so at your discretion.