At WPI, we want to offer academics accommodations that allow flexibility for both you as the professor and each of your students to appropriately negotiate courses, assignments, and projects. Here you’ll find a number of resources to support you in providing students with disabilities appropriate access to academic opportunities, and the Office of Disability Services (ODS) is available to answer any additional questions you have.
Faculty members can view accommodation letters and provide exam information to the Exam Proctoring Center (EPC) all through the Disability Services Faculty Portal.
If you have any questions about using the portal, please see our step-by-step guide or contact our office.
It is the student’s responsibility to:
It is the professor’s responsibility to:
An easy way to refer students to the ODS is to include our information in your syllabus. The federal Office of Civil Rights strongly suggests that faculty include a statement in their syllabus that states that accommodations are available for students with disabilities, the correct procedure for receiving the accommodations and that you are willing to provide these accommodations. A recommended example of a syllabus accommodations statement is given below.
“If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability, or if you have medical information to share with me that may impact your performance or participation in this course, please make an appointment with me as soon as possible. If you have approved accommodations, please request your accommodation letters online through the Office of Disability Services Student Portal.
If you have not already done so, students with disabilities who need to utilize accommodations in this class are encouraged to contact the Office of Disability Services (ODS) as soon as possible to ensure that such accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion. This office can be contacted via email: DisabilityServices@wpi.edu, via phone: (508) 831-4908, or in person: 124 Daniels Hall.”