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Ten Things That Students and Faculty Need to Know about DSS

 

STUDENTS should introduce themselves to faculty during the first two weeks of the term. 1
Interaction
FACULTY could encourage early disclosure by including friendly language in syllabi.
STUDENTS should visit their professors regularly, for help with schoolwork and advice. 2
Guidance
FACULTY are the students' biggest resource and should project an approachable demeanor.
STUDENTS are entitled to confidentiality at every turn, in front of peers and faculty. 3
Confidentiality
FACULTY should never reveal a student's disability to anyone, at any time.
STUDENTS must provide DSS current documentation in order to receive accommodations. 4
Eligibility
FACULTY should direct any students (not currently DSS-registered) to the DSS office.
STUDENTS may be eligible for a range of academic accommodations. 5
Accommodation
FACULTY, by law, must accommodate those students who are approved by DSS.
STUDENTS, depending upon the nature of their disabilities, are often entitled to extended time. 6
Exams
FACULTY should be aware that students are not entitled to unlimited time on exams.
STUDENTS, depending upon the nature of their disabilities, are often entitled to peer notetaking. 7
Notetaking
FACULTY should aid in the process by soliciting able notetakers early in the term.
STUDENTS with disabilities are guaranteed certain rights under federal law. 8
Rights
FACULTY could become more familiar with regulations that affect people with disabilities.
STUDENTS should first try to solve conflicts with their professors, before all else. 9
Grievances
FACULTY should contact DSS if mediation assistance is needed or desired.
DSS staff encourages GW STUDENTS to ask them questions about disability support. 10
Advocacy
DSS staff encourages GW FACULTY to contact them with questions and concerns.
Disability Support Services - The George Washington University
Disability Support Services - The George Washington University
Disability Support Services - The George Washington University
  Last updated October 14, 2014 10:40am