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Faculty Information - SARC

Faculty Information

Faculty Responsibilities

When serving students with disabilities, faculty members have specific responsibilities:

  • Faculty members are responsible for providing approved accommodations for eligible students. Students will present faculty with a Faculty Notification Letter that the faculty must sign and return to the student. SARC staff is available for consultation about appropriate levels of accommodation and available support resources.
  • Faculty members are encouraged to work directly with students to provide testing accommodations, but the instructor and student may prefer that the student takes exams through SARC. Please follow the Testing Guidelines and Procedures when arranging exam accommodations.
  • Faculty are responsible for referring students with disabilities to Student Accessibility Resource Center and are strongly encouraged to include the following statement on the course syllabus:
    "In compliance with University policy, students with disabilities who require academic and/or auxiliary accommodations for this course must contact the Student Accessibility Resource Center located in Downing Student Union, 1074. SARC can be reached by phone number at 270-745-5004 [270-745-3030 TTY] or via email at . Please do not request accommodations directly from the professor or instructor without a faculty notification letter (FNL) from The Student Accessibility Resource Center."
  • Faculty members traveling abroad are encouraged to have the following statement on their course syllabus:
    “Students registered with the SARC Office are accommodated with their Study Abroad class until departure from Bowling Green. Students and leaders of study abroad courses are advised that the American Disabilities Act applies to students within the United States. Accommodations and accessibility may be much different outside the United States and should be investigated by students and professors before enrolling in the course.”
  • Student disability information must be kept confidential. At no time should the class be informed that a student has a disability, unless at the student's request. Any information that a student gives to the faculty member is to be used only for arranging accommodations for the course of study and may not be disclosed.
  • Faculty members are encouraged to consult with SARC staff as questions and concerns arise regarding approved accommodations for each student.

SARC encourages faculty to take advantage of the following resource to better prepare themselves to work with students with disabilities:

  • The Faculty Room 

    The Faculty Room is a place for postsecondary faculty and administrators to learn about how to create classroom environments and activities that maximize the learning of all students, including those with disabilities. Legal issues, universal design principles, and accommodation strategies are included in interactive, multimedia, and searchable resources.

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 Last Modified 8/31/17