Partners & Collaborators
SAS will collaborate with course instructors to find appropriate accommodation solutions that meet students’ needs while protecting the integrity of the course.
When an instructor is approached by a student
SAS encourages students to self-advocate. For this reason, students may approach a faculty member directly to ask for an academic accommodation.
- Faculty members are not expected to render a decision on the spot.
- Instructors can contact SAS to confirm details about the accommodations recommended, and/or consider other possible solutions.
- We encourage students to copy their SAS advisor on emails so we can clarify and lend support as needed.
When an instructor is approached by SAS
- are the experts in their courses and programs
- must weigh a variety of factors when deciding how to accommodate a student’s disability-related needs
- make requests and suggestions for academic accommodations
- provide information about the student’s functional abilities
- verify that the disability exists for which accommodations are required under existing
legislation and policies
- provide information about how other faculty members have responded to similar requests
- describe the logistics of how specific types of accommodations might work
- explain the procedures and safeguards we put into place to protect academic integrity
- discuss the standards that determine the limits of academic accommodations
SAS advisors and faculty members collaborate to
- problem solve what accommodation is the most appropriate for a given student and the given assignment