Syllabus Statement Examples
American with Disabilities Act -Disability Services
The College is committed to providing equal educational opportunities to students regardless of their disabilities. Students with disabilities enrolled at the college and in need of accommodations should contact the Achievement Center (Room B-100 College Center), email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: (810) 989-5759, or (800) 553-2427, ext. 5759.
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Disability Resources, letter to all faculty
To All Faculty:
The purpose of this email is to remind you of disability resources available through the Achievement Center (AC). We are committed to ensuring that all qualified students with disabilities have the opportunity to take part in our programs and services on an equal basis. We aim to provide this opportunity in a setting that fosters independence and meets the guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
The most common accommodation involves testing and typically includes extra time, individualized/quiet testing environment, readers, scribes, enlargement of class materials or the use of adaptive equipment.
Please refer students requesting an accommodation to the AC. Students are encouraged to register with the AC for access to resources, information, and advocacy to a range of disability-related dynamics. To be eligible for services, students with disabilities must identify themselves and provide appropriate documentation of their disability, completing an application for the requested accommodation each semester. If a student is eligible for accommodations through the AC, you will receive an “accommodations letter” completed by the AC, that the student is to present to you. Students are encouraged to discuss their needs with you. If a student requests an accommodation and you have not received notification, please encourage the student to contact the AC.
Do not feel obligated to provide accommodations if a student with a known disability has not requested them. In other words, you are not asked to guess or predetermine what a student may need. Students have the right to choose not to use accommodations. On the other hand, if a student asks retroactively to fix a problem because he/she has failed to use accommodations, you are not under any obligation to do so.
Also, as a reminder, tutoring is free of charge and is on a first come, first served basis with schedules subject to change. Online students may access tutoring via phone (810-989-5759), or email (email@example.com). Information about the tutoring schedule will be posted in the Portal, in the “Student Resources,” ”Support for Success” tab, in the “Tutoring” tab.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding disability services, please stop by or contact me at ext.5558, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Attached is a “help card” that lists many resources available in St. Clair County. Additional resources are available at 211neMichigan.
Access College: The Faculty Room has helpful information universal design. For information on accessibility, visit the accessibility resources page and Committee for Online Learning ADA page.
Have a great semester!
Coordinator of Academic Success and Disability Services
St. Clair County Community College
323 Erie St., PO Box 5015
Port Huron, MI 48061-5015
Fax: (810) 989-5579