The Luther Process
Requests by students for accommodations are made for reasons of disability or health issues through the Disability Services office in the Center for Academic Enrichment (CAE).
Requests for accommodation are made to Disability Services. The request process has two required steps:
When the request and documentation have been received, a letter of accommodation is given to the students to distribute to the appropriate faculty / staff. This letter confirms the student’s connection with Disability Services and indicates which accommodations they are eligible to receive for each specific course. If you feel the request jeopardizes the integrity of the course, please contact the Disability Services office.
As an instructor you will rarely know the specifics of a student’s disability. In rare cases a student may ask to meet with you to discuss their disability, but in most cases, a student will notify you that they are working with Disability Services by providing you with an Accommodation Letter which lists the student's accommodations they are eligible to receive as a result of their documented disability (but not the specifics of the disability).
If you have questions or concerns about a student you are working with, you can call Disability Services or CAE at ext. 1270. Disability Services will not be able to tell you what a student's disability is, but they can provide you with some guidance for working with the student.
Faculty Rights and Responsibilities
As a faculty member you have the right to:
Faculty members have a responsibility to: