Information for Faculty
CSA offers assistance to faculty members who are working with our students. Please feel free to call our office at any time to discuss ADA law, how to best accommodate students or to clarify our policies and procedures. The CSA offers a test proctoring service to our instructors. See test proctoring services.
Refer to our Faculty Accommodating Students Booklet in answering some of your questions.
All EKU faculty members and instructors are required to place the CSA disability statement on your syllabus or in each BB course in an accessible format.
Faculty Syllabus Disability Statement
The University strives to make all learning experiences as accessible as possible. If you are registered with the EKU Center for Student Accessibility (CSA), please obtain your accommodation letters from the CSA, present them to the course instructor, and discuss the accommodations needed. If you believe you need an accommodation and are not registered with the CSA, please contact the office in 361 Whitlock Building by email or by telephone at (859) 622-2933. Upon individual request, this syllabus can be made available in an alternative format. A student with a “disability” may be an individual with a physical or psychological impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, to include, but not limited to: seeing, hearing, communicating, interacting with others, learning, thinking, concentrating, sitting, standing, lifting, performing manual tasks, working. Additionally, pregnancy accompanied by a medical condition(s), which causes a similar substantial limitation, may also be considered under the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAAA).
How do students acquire reasonable academic adjustment?
Students are asked to complete the application process at the CSA by providing appropriate disability documentation and then meeting with one of our staff in determining academic and/or campus accommodations. When this meeting takes place, the CSA representative will provide the student with letters of accommodation (LOA). New letters of accommodation are provided each semester.
Each student is instructed to provide instructors with the letter of accommodation before they are provided any academic adjustment or accommodation based on their disability. When you receive a LOA, please discuss the content of the letter with the student in a CONFIDENTIAL manner. If a student hands you the letter at the beginning or end of class when confidentiality is not possible, please ask the student to email or call to set up an appointment or to come during your office hours to discuss the letter.
Discussing the letter of accommodation:
Review the content of the letter with the student to decide how each accommodation may take place. If the student is eligible for extended time on exams, you could provide the test accommodation yourself but make sure that if the student also needs a quiet, non-distracting test environment that is also provided. The CSA does offer a test proctoring service. Students that need enlarged exams, text-to-speech, dictation or a CCTV will need to schedule exams in the CSA.
Other accommodations including the consideration of a modified attendance policy must be agreed upon at the onset of the semester or when the LOA is presented to the instructor.
Modified Attendance Policy