Faculty and staff are requested to follow the authorized accommodations for students. Failure to do so may result in increased liability for the faculty or staff member.
Americans with Disabilities Act Syllabus Statement
Faculty and staff should use the following syllabus statement in their syllabi.
Americans with Disabilities Act:
Rogers State University is committed to providing students with disabilities equal access to educational programs and services. Any student who has a disability, and believes they will require some form of academic accommodation, must inform the professor of such need during, or immediately following, the first class attended. Before any educational accommodation can be provided, it is the responsibility of each student to prove eligibility for assistance by registering for services through Student Affairs each and every semester they wish to receive accommodations. Students needing more information about Student Disability Services should contact Student Disability Services at Rogers State University, Room 201 Dr. Carolyn Taylor Center, 1701 W. Will Rogers Blvd., Claremore, OK 74017, [email protected], or 918-343-6828.
Faculty Notification and Follow-up
Once a student with a qualified disability has registered with the Office of Disability Services, the student will be given a letter to give to their instructors. This letter informs the faculty that the student has a qualified disability and is approved for specific accommodations which are listed. The student is encouraged to discuss their accommodations with their faculty.
The faculty may be informed of the type of disability but only at the student’s request. Students are encouraged to be self-advocates and are expected to identify themselves to the instructor or faculty member and to discuss the specific accommodations authorized by Student Development.
The Faculty Room: Resources to help you create a classroom environment that maximizes the learning of all students. Includes web-based publications, video presentations, specific disability resources, specific academic resources, and knowledge based case studies and best practices.
PEPNet (Postsecondary Education Programs Network): national collaboration of four regional centers that assist in educational services to students with disabilities. Each center provides technical assistance. The Centers are supported by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, and the Office of Special Education Programs.
WebAIM (Web Accessibility in Mind): provides updated information on make courses accessible on the Web.