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.
- Set up an appointment with your professor during their office hours or another
- DO NOT openly discuss your disability with your professor in front of others.
This is a private conversation.
- 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.
- 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.