If a student wishes to request disability-related accommodations, he or she does so by registering with the Academic Support and Access Center (ASAC). Once the registration process is complete and appropriate accommodations are determined, a letter of accommodations is given to the student. The student is responsible for delivering the letter to his or her professors. Professors should not provide disability-related accommodations in the absence of a letter from the ASAC. Additionally, accommodations are not retroactive, so early disclosure is to be strongly encouraged.
Please include the following notice in your syllabus, which informs students with disabilities how to appropriately request accommodations through the Academic Support and Access Center:
Students with Disabilities
you wish to receive accommodations for a disability, please notify me
with a letter from the Academic Support and Access Center. As
accommodations are not retroactive, timely notification at the beginning
of the semester, if possible, is strongly recommended. To
register with a disability or for questions about disability
accommodations, contact the Academic Support and Access Center at
202-885-3360 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or drop by the ASAC in MGC 243.
If you would like to let students know about academic support resources available through the ASAC, please consider including the following statement in your syllabus:
Academic SupportAll students may take advantage of the Academic Support and Access Center (ASAC) for individual academic skills counseling, workshops, Tutoring, peer tutor referrals, and Supplemental Instruction. The ASAC is located in Mary Graydon Center 243. Additional academic support resources available at AU include the Bender Library, the Department of Literature's Writing Center (located in the Library), the Math Lab in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics, and the Center for Language Exploration, Acquisition, & Research (CLEAR) in Asbury Hall. A more complete list of campus-wide resources is available in the ASAC.