Suggestions for Syllabus Statements for Faculty regarding Students with Disabilities

SUGGESTIONS FOR DISABILITY SERVICE SYLLABI STATEMENTS

It is important that students with disabilities at Corcoran College of Art and Design know that they need to discuss their accommodation needs with their professors. Students also need to know that the Learning Specialist in Student Affairs determines eligibility for accommodations and assists in the provision of disability services. The following are key ideas to emphasize in a syllabus statement:

You want your students to benefit as much as possible from your class and are willing to discuss their needs with them. The students are responsible for advocating for themselves and making their needs clear.

*The Learning Specialist in Student Affairs is the best resource at Corcoran College of Art and Design for disability service and information. You respect the confidential nature of disability information.

*The Learning Specialist will help determine appropriate accommodations and must be part of the process to review disability support services.

*The following statements present options for outreach to students with disabilities at the Corcoran College of Art and Design.

Suggested Syllabi Statement 1)

If you have specific learning, attentional, psychological or physical disabilities and require accommodations, please let me know early in the semester so that your learning needs may be appropriately met. All discussions will remain confidential. If you have not already registered with the Learning Specialist in Student Affairs, you will need to register and provide documentation of your disability to Amanda Kleinman, Learning Specialist, whose office is located in the first cubicle of Student Affairs, Downtown Campus.To request an appointment please contact Amanda via email at akleinman@corcoran.org or by phone 202-639-1865. You can also stop by Student Affairs in the downtown campus.

Suggested Syllabi Statement 2)

If you need academic accommodations because of a disability, please inform me as soon as possible. See me privately after class, or during my office hours for a confidential conversation. To request academic accommodations, students must first consult the Learning Specialist, Amanda Kleinman, in Student Affairs.

The Learning Specialist is responsible for reviewing documentation provided by students requesting accommodations, determining eligibility for accommodations, and helping students request and use appropriate accommodations. To request an appointment please contact Amanda via email at akleinman@corcoran.org or by phone 202-639-1865. You can also stop by Student Affairs in the downtown campus.

Suggested Syllabi Statement 3)

I believe in providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities on an individualized and flexible basis. If you are a student with a documented disability, the Learning Specialist determines appropriate accommodations through consultation with you. Before you may receive accommodations in this class, you will need to make an appointment with the Amanda Kleinman, Learning Specialist, located in the first cubicle of Student Affairs, Downtown Campus. After you have made arrangements with the Learning Specialist, please arrange a meeting with me to discuss accommodations in this course. To request an appointment please contact Amanda via email at akleinman@corcoran.org or by phone 202-639-1865. You can also stop by Student Affairs in the downtown campus.