Faculty play a large role in the implementation of accommodations for students with disabilities. Faculty members should have input and should arrange with students and the Center for Disability Services (CDS) the means for providing accommodations in a particular class. According to federal law, faculty may not refuse to provide required accommodations, question whether the disability exists when accommodations have been authorized, or ask to examine the student’s documentation. AUM faculty have certain responsibilities in instructing students with disabilities and must actively participate in the accommodation process:
It is the policy of AUM to provide appropriate modifications, accommodations or auxiliary aids to any student with a documented disability as defined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. It is the student’s responsibility to request accommodations and provide appropriate documentation. Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact the Center for Disability Services (CDS) in Room 147 Taylor Center or call CDS at (334) 244-3631 prior to or upon enrollment at AUM.
Memo Notification Procedure
CDS students have been instructed to hand deliver their accommodation memos to faculty, set up a meeting time outside of class, and discuss the requests for specific accommodations as listed in the accommodation memo. During this meeting, the instructor and student should determine which, if any, accommodations will be requested. Students can request accommodations with reasonable notification at any point during the semester. During this meeting, students and instructors are encouraged to sign the CDS Accommodation Contract, make a copy for the instructor’s records, and return the original through campus mail to CDS.
If you have any questions regarding accommodation issues please contact one of the following individuals:
153 Taylor Center
AUM 504 Compliance Officer:
Dr. Marc Hall
AUM- College of Business
P.O. Box 244023
Montgomery, AL 36124-4023
Telephone: (334) 244-3513
Taylor Center 101
7400 East Drive Montgomery, AL 36117
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday
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