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General Information for UAS Faculty

What if a student in my class needs accommodation? 

Should a student in your class require an academic accommodation (e.g. extended testing time, note-taking assistance, etc) a notification letter will be sent to you from our DS office which identifies the student and those accommodations.  If a student approaches you requesting accommodations based on a disability without a notification letter from this department to secure a letter of accommodation, please refer the student to DS.

Please Use a Syllabus Statement

All of us face learning challenges, particularly when the subject matter of a course does not come naturally to us. Some of those learning needs can be accommodated. There are policies and procedures at UAS to assist students with documented physical, psychological, and learning or other cognitive disabilities. UAS Disabilities Services office evaluates reasonable accommodation for students in a particular course. To learn about the resources available at UAS to assist students with disabilities in their academic studies, contact Disabilities Support Services at 796-6465 or dss@uas.alaska.edu<mailto:dss@uas.alaska.edu>.

To inform students of this department, it is recommended that the following be included in your first class session announcements and on your syllabus:

If you experience a disability and would like information about accommodations, please contact Disability Services, located at the Student Resource Center in the Mourant building. Phone # 796-6000.

Including a link or URL address to the Disability Services homepage is also recommended: http://www.uas.alaska.edu/dss.

Faculty Resources

The Faculty Room - publications and videos of particular interest to post-secondary faculty

Effective Communication: Faculty and Students with Disabilities

Academic Accommodations for Students with Learning Disabilities

Academic Accommodations for Students with Psychiatric Disabilities

Additional Information

Disability Support Services serves as a resource for questions regarding academic accommodations including those relating to technology, and other disability issues.  If you have any questions or concerns about serving students with disabilities or would like more information on a specific disability related issue please contact our office at 796-6000 or email us at dss@uas.alaska.edu

 
 

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