Required Communication with SDS
Because the timely provision of approved accommodations is civil rights issue, it is necessary that faculty communicate closely with SDS. Faculty should answer emails and return telephone calls from SDS in a timely manner. Faculty must also reach out to SDS, again in the timely manner, if there are any questions or concerns about the provision of accommodations.
Faculty are an essential component of the University’s efforts to ensure all students are provided with an equal opportunity to experience and benefit from the education we provide. SDS recognizes importance of faculty in the process of ensuring access to an open and equitable educational environment. We consider faculty vital partners in this process and look forward to collaborating with faculty to develop strategies to provide students with disabilities full access to the academic environment. Faculty should not hesitate to reach out to SDS for support and guidance.