Suggestions for Syllabus Statement

It is important that students with disabilities at Baylor University know that they ought to discuss their accommodation needs with their instructors. Students also need to know that the Office of Access and Learning Accommodation (OALA) has been developed to determine eligibility for accommodations and assist in the provision of these services. Baylor faculty members are encouraged to provide this information to their students through the inclusion of a statement in their syllabus.

The following are some suggestions for statements that faculty members may use in their syllabus to encourage students with disabilities to identify themselves and request their accommodations:

�Any student with a documented disability needing classroom accommodations should contact the Office of Access and Learning Accommodation at  (254) 710-3605.

�If you have a documented disability, and wish to discuss accommodations, please contact me as soon as possible.

�Any student who needs accommodations should inform the professor immediately at the beginning of the semester. The student is responsible for obtaining appropriate documentation and information regarding their needed accommodations from the Office of Access and Learning Accommodation (OALA) and providing it to the professor early in the semester. The OALA phone number is (254) 710-3605 and the office is located in the Paul L. Foster Success Center  in Sid Richardson.