The syllabus should include information for students with disabilities who need to request accommodations based on a documented disability. Two suggested syllabus statements are below.
The university is committed to providing students with documented disabilities equal access to all university programs and services. If you think you have a disability and would like to request accommodations, you must register with the Disability Services Center. Timely notification is essential. The Disability Services Center can be reached by calling 207-780-4706 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have already received a faculty accommodation letter from the Disability Services Center, please provide me with that information as soon as possible. Please make a private appointment so that we can review your accommodations.
At any point in the semester, if you encounter difficulty with the course or feel that you could be performing at a higher level, consult with me. Students experience difficulty in courses for a variety of reasons. The following are resources on campus for students.
- For writing skills or time management, you can make an appointment to see a student tutor at the Learning Commons located in both the Portland and Gorham libraries. For more information, visit http://www.usm.maine.edu/learningcommons.
- The Writing Center at LAC is also available to all USM students and is a great option for students living in the greater Lewiston/Auburn area. For more information, please visit http://usm.maine.edu/writingcenter.
- If you need accommodations due to a disability, please contact the Disability Services Center for confidential assistance and accommodation authorization. Timely notification of accommodations is essential. For more information, visit http://usm.maine.edu/dsc or call (207) 780-4706.
- University Health and Counseling Services is a student resource that promotes the health and well-being of the USM community. More information can be found at http://www.usm.maine.edu/uhcs.