Informing Professors

Professors need to know about a student’s Educational Support Plan (ESP) they can agree and participate in arranging the accommodations. The Ability Services office prepares an Accommodations Notification Memo for this purpose. The memo lists these student's accommodations. Multiple copies of the memo are given to the student. The student then gives copies of the memo to those professors of courses where the accommodations will be needed. Some of the reasons this method works well are because:

  • It encourages the student to think about and make early plans for the whatever the course will require
  • It allows the student to independently decide how to apply the accommodations
  • It helps to develop a working relationships with professors, and prevents the Ability Services staff from getting in the middle
  • It helps to foster confidence in the student from their professor