The faculty is notified by the Office of Student Services by notification letters of academic/physical disabilities. The student will contact the Office of Student Services and request that notification be sent to their instructors. The instructor will be sent letters that state specific accommodations for the student and the instructor's receipt of this documentation. Instructors are required to send back a signed copy of the accommodations notification.
Once the student has brought their class schedule to the Office of Student Services and have been authorized to receive academic accommodations for the upcoming semester, the Office of Student Services will send notification letters to the student's instructors. It is suggested that students meet with their instructors before the first week of instruction ends in order to remedy any possible situations that might occur due to a disability. Once the notification letters are received by the instructor, they will sign off on the documents and send back to the Office of Student Services a receipt of documentation form.
As course experts, there may be instances where the faculty member believes that an accommodation will substantially alter the basic goal of a course. In these cases, the faculty member should immediately contact the Office of Student Services to determine if an alternate accommodation will meet the needs of the student while upholding the academic integrity of the course.