Lincoln College

Office for Disability Services: Lincoln College

For Faculty

In order to comply with the Americans with Disability Act Amendments Act of 2008 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the College must provide equal access to the campus, curriculum, and extracurricular programs for individuals with disabilities. Currently, approximately 10% of our enrolled students are registered with the Office for Disability Services (ODS), and a majority of those students have a disability that is “hidden.”

ODS works individually with each student to determine eligibility for disability services and then discuss appropriate accommodations which will in essence “level the playing field” and provide equal access for the student. Faculty play an integral role in the accommodation process, as they often work in collaboration with ODS to ensure that students have access to the curriculum, programs, and services. Examples of the most common accommodations that students receive are as follows:

Faculty Rights and Responsibilities

Rights

Responsibilities

Include a statement about disability services in your syllabus.

Suggested Syllabus statement is as follows:

Students who have documented disabilities are encouraged to register with the Office for Disability Services (ODS) to obtain appropriate classroom accommodations. Any student who needs to register with ODS should contact the Director, Mrs. Shannon Kline, at (217) 735-5050, ext. 227, at skline@lincolncollege.edu, or in Room B-2 of Gehlbach Hall to coordinate disability accommodations and services. Those students who have already registered with ODS and who plan to use accommodations in this course are encouraged to meet with me privately to discuss your ODS accommodation letter and how we will implement your accommodations in this class.

Respect Confidentiality

Provide Approved Accommodations