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Educating Faculty about Accommodations

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(@kcerenzo)
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Hi all,  I was wondering if you have found an effective way to educate faculty about how accommodations will work in the classroom setting and the role they play in supporting these accommodations. I would like to have a more collaborative partnership around accommodations and not sure where to get started. Any suggestions?


   
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(@janamauldin)
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Hi Kathy,

At Madison College, we like to send instructors an email before class starts with a quick one-pager on how to work with interpreters or real-time caption writers. We also send instructions for how to submit media to be close captioned. We have gone back and forth for a while on whether to include the student on this email or not! We love having a student self-advocate, and yet when a student isn't interested in sending emails to introduce themselves, instructors feel caught off guard without having been told that another professional will be in their classroom. What do other institutions do?


   
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(@kcerenzo)
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Hi Jana, I love the one pager. While I work in the secondary school system, I think having a one pager to provide to teachers at the start of the school year with strategies to implement the most common accommodations would be a great resource, especially for newer teachers. Thanks for sharing.


   
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(@bertissimo)
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We have information on our website. But usually we work 1:1 with instructors who come to us with concerns. If there are problems, we might plan to attend a department meeting so we can do an education session with all members of a department. We also present at new faculty orientation each year. We also have faculty drop in hours when instructors can meet with us if they have questions.

 

At my previous institution I wrote a weekly newsletter that I sent to all faculty. The topics were typically drawn from student complaints that I used to create general reminders for the whole school.


   
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