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Office of Disability Support Services
Faculty Handbook

Recommendations for Working With Students With Disabilities

  1. Confidentiality of all disability information is essential. At no time should the class be informed that a student has a disability, except at the student's request. All disability information which the student gives to the faculty member is to be used specifically for arranging reasonable accommodations for the course of study. 

  2. Provide students with a detailed course syllabus at the start of the course.

  3. Provide clear expectations in writing at the beginning of the course (e.g. grading, material to be covered, due dates). 

  4. Announce reading assignments well in advance for students who are using alternative formats. Initial processing and delivery of e-text files may take up to 12 business days. 

  5. Start each lecture with an outline of material to be covered that period. At the conclusion of class, briefly summarize key points. 

  6. Give assignments both orally and in written form to avoid confusion. 

  7. Allow students to tape record lectures for note taking purposes. 

  8. Provide adequate opportunities for questions and answers, including review sessions. 

  9. Provide study questions for exams that demonstrate the format of the test, as well as study questions on content. Explain what constitutes a good answer and why. 

  10. Encourage students to use campus support services. Such as Tutorial Services, the Writing Center and ARC.


Office of Disability Support Services at Lansing Community College

Disability Support Services
Gannon Building - StarZone
Phone: (517) 483-1924
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