Faculty Workshop: Decoding Accommodation Memos

Wednesday, May 15, 2024
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Faculty, Staff

In this workshop designed for GVSU faculty members, we will: 1) examine a sample accommodation memo, 2) learn how to provide the accommodations listed without compromising course integrity, and 3) better understand your rights as a professor, and your legal obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

We'll discuss...

  • what information is included on accommodation memos
  • what information is excluded
  • The process DSR uses to approve accommodations
  • Resources available to faculty when providing accommodations
  • A sample accommodation memo that includes 
    • Periodic Absences
    • Public Speaking Alternative
    • Classroom recordings (aka Note taking technology)
    • Frequent Breaks
    • Service Animal
    • Refrain from calling on student         

A Question & Answer session will follow the planned discussion. 

Location Information


Contact Information

Disability Support Resources

[email protected] 

(616) 331-2490


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This event was added to the calendar by Mikaela Padgen (padgemik@gvsu.edu) on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 and was last updated on Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at 10:15 a.m.