- Faculty Portal
- Reasonable Accommodation Syllabus Statement
- Frequently asked questions
- Preparing your course for accommodations
- Grievance policy and procedures
- Access terminology and definitions
Learn about the WSU Faculty Portal.
Reasonable Accommodation Syllabus Statement
As an institution of higher education, we have a responsibility to inform students with disabilities about the process of accessing reasonable accommodations. The Reasonable Accommodation syllabus statement is an important part of fulfilling that institutional responsibility, therefore we ask that all teaching faculty include it in every syllabus.
Reasonable Accommodation Statement
Students with Disabilities: Reasonable accommodations are available for students with documented disabilities or chronic medical or psychological conditions. If you have a disability and need accommodations to fully participate in this class, please visit your campus’ Access Center/Services website to follow published procedures to request accommodations. Students may also contact their campus offices to schedule an appointment with a Disability Specialist. All disability related accommodations are to be approved through the Access Center/Services on your campus. It is a university expectation that students visit with instructors (via email, Zoom, or in person) to discuss logistics within two weeks after they have officially requested their accommodations.
For more information contact a Disability Specialist on your home campus:
All accommodations must be approved through the Access Center.
WSU Online Course Syllabus Statement
The following statement is included for online courses:
Reasonable accommodations are available with online classes for students with a documented disability. All accommodations must be approved through your WSU Disability Services office. If you have a disability and need accommodations, we recommend you begin the process as soon as possible.
For more information contact an Access Center Coordinator on your home campus:
Preparing your course for accommodations
- Closed captioning content review
- Closed captioning faculty guide
- Etiquette for interacting with people who are blind or who have low vision
- Making exams accessible
- Understanding Flexible Assignment Deadlines
- Understanding Flexible Attendance
- Working with CART
- Working with interpreters
Grievance policy and procedures
Faculty members have the same right as students to raise questions and concerns with disability services/accommodations, especially when it is believed that the accommodations granted present a fundamental alteration to the academic integrity of the course. In these cases, faculty must speak directly to the Access Center Coordinator and NOT to the student in question. In addition, faculty members are still obligated to provide all accommodations as stated in the Faculty Notification Letter until resolution is reached.
If a faculty member is still dissatisfied after the Access Center has considered the concern and provided rationale, the faculty should speak directly to the manager of the Access Center or his/her department chair. The department chair will confer with the Academic Leadership Team and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs as needed, and will respond to the faculty member within two weeks. Accommodations may not be adjusted until resolution is reached.