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Talking with Faculty about Disability and Accommodations

At the beginning of each semester, and for each of your courses that you have an accommodation, you will need to initiate a meeting with your professors. These discussions should take place within the first two weeks. Your professors will only implement accommodations that have been approved by Office of Academic Accommodations and are listed in the letter Office of Academic Accommodations sends to your faculty.

  1. Set up an appointment with your professor during their office hours or another agreed-upon time.
  2. DO NOT openly discuss your disability with your professor in front of others. This is a private conversation. 
  3. Write out questions or issues that you want to discuss with your professor.  While you will need to discuss your accommodation needs, you are not required to discuss your disability or explain why you need the accommodations.
  4. If you are unclear about anything, make sure to ask more questions. You should leave the meeting with a clear understanding of how your accommodations will be implemented.

If you are still unsure about how to discuss your needs with faculty, please make an appointment with Office of Academic Accommodations. 

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