Faculty Frequently Asked Questions
Overview of Accommodations
This section includes commonly asked questions that faculty have regarding understanding and implementing accommodations from a student’s letter and confidentiality. If you have questions about how to implement student accommodations, please contact SAS or call the Academic Services main phone line at 781-736-3470 to request to speak with a SAS staff member.
What is a reasonable accommodation?
How will I know which students in my class are approved for accommodations?
Do I really need to implement all the accommodations on the accommodation letter?
Who should I talk to if I am not sure about how to implement an accommodation on a student letter?
What if a student asks for an accommodation without first providing a letter?
What if a student requests an accommodation that is not listed on their letter?
What should I do if I suspect that a student in my course may need accommodations, but has not provided an official letter?
Should I keep a student’s accommodation letter confidential?
This section includes guidance on how to implement accommodations related to the classroom environment. Please reach out to us if you have any further questions regarding classroom accommodations at firstname.lastname@example.org
What information about SAS should be included in my course syllabus?
I have a policy of “no-devices” in class. Why does the student have a laptop open in the class?
This section includes guidance on administering common exam accommodations. If you have any further questions on how to implement exam accommodations, we encourage you to reach out to us at SASExams@brandeis.edu.
Am I required to provide exam accommodations to students who request it?
Am I responsible for a student’s accommodations for final exams?
What if the student’s extended time accommodation presents a conflict with another scheduled class following immediately after?
Do I have to provide exam accommodations if the student sends their letter on the day of the exam?
Do I have to give a student a make-up exam if they’ve done poorly on an exam without an accommodation letter and now have asked to retake it with an accommodation?
How does an exam laptop work? How do I get the exam taken by a student on the laptop?
SAS Faculty Resources
This section includes faculty guidance and development opportunities regarding working with students with disabilities.
I want to know more about implementing accommodations for my course. Where do I find more resources or guidance on working with students with disabilities?
What other resources and workshops are available for faculty?