Accommodation Letter Procedure

Primary Faculty/Instructor Responsibilities include:

  • Log in to the DSO portal to review letters. The accommodation letter provides a list of general accommodations the student is eligible to recieve.
  • Assess the course design in regard to the student’s need for accommodations (What is essential? Where might flexibility exist?);
  • Contact the DSO Access Consultant if an accommodation in the letter can not be implemented. ¬†Accommodations should not lower academic standards or change essential requirements. ¬†All denials of an accommodation must be communicated from the DSO to the student;
  • Coordinate with the student about implementing reasonable accommodations when an accommodation letter is received;
  • Consult with the DSO when students make late requests or when concern exists about an accommodation request;
  • Be respectful toward the student’s situation and be available to speak with the student about accommodations for one’s course;
  • Be prudent with regard to whom information is shared. While the DSO may be contacted at any time to discuss this matter, information with others should only be shared on an educationally need to know basis. Casual conversation with other instructors, including within department, may influence (perhaps adversely) future student-instructor interactions;
  • Refer students to the DSO when they make an accommodation request that is not listed on this letter, as the DSO only supports requests specifically listed.
  • Set up testing (if student should test at the DSO). To review detailed instructions click Testing Information;