Faculty Information for Working with Students with Disabilities

Working with Students with Disabilities

Please follow the procedure below when working with a student with a disability:

  1. If a student approaches you and states that she/he has a disability, but is not yet registered with the LSS office, please ask that they call or email us as soon as possible. We would also appreciate you notifying us that you have referred a student.
  2. Once the student contacts us we will meet with him/her and review their eligibility for services. Documentation of their disability must be provided for our files.
  3. At the student's request a notice of the student's academic accommodations will be shared via BOX with all faculty in whose classes the student is enrolled. 
  4. Any services and accommodations that will be provided in a particular course will be outlined and agreed upon by the student, LSS and the faculty member. If a student requests services that have not been outlined, please contact Kim Garrett to clarify.
  5. Services can be improved and adapted at any time to best fit the classroom environment.
  6. When writing a recommendation letter for a student, please refer to the set of instructions below.

Note: If you suspect a student has a disability or requires more assistance than you can provide, please refer the student to our office and/or contact us so that we can meet with the student and provide the information, resources and services that will promote their success at Pacific. You can not ask a student if they have a disability.

Please help support us by including this statement in your syllabi:

"Learning Support Services for Students with Disabilities:

Services and accommodations are available to students covered under the American with Disabilities Act. If you require accommodations in this course, you must immediately contact Learning Support Services for Students with Disabilities at ext. 2194 or email at lss@pacificu.edu. The director or her assistant will meet with you, review the documentation of your disability, and discuss the services Pacific offers and any accommodations you require for specific courses. It is extremely important that you begin this process at the beginning of the semester. Please do not wait until the first test or paper."