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Faculty often question why they aren't always informed when there is a student with a disability enrolled in their class. When students request accommodations some of those accommodations directly need faculty involvement, for example, the accommodation of extended time on a test. For these accommodations a request letter would be brought to the faculty by the student. However, there are accommodations that do not typically require faculty action. Obtaining a peer notetaker is one example where DSS would do the work without informing faculty about the student. The student may be receiving mentoring to assist them with college transition and time management. Faculty would not necessarily be informed about these services either. The rule of thumb is that unless the student requests something that requires participation or action by the faculty member, then disclosing them as student with a disability is not done. Further if we do inform faculty of a disability accommodation need we do so without revealing the disability diagnosis, unless it is essential to understanding and arranging that accommodation. All that being said, the student has the right to self-disclose disability information at any time they wish. Please be sensitive to those students who are entitled to disability accommodations and services but are not comfortable revealing the details of the disability.


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