Faculty and Staff
Welcome to the resource page for SDSU IV Faculty and Staff. We invite you to use these resources to discover opportunities for designing learning environments that are inclusive of all students. The content here will provide important information about individuals with disabilities, recommended instructional strategies in the classroom, and creating accessibility in your courses.
Our mission at Student Ability Success Center is to provide mandated accommodations and auxiliary services to students who are registered with SASC and currently enrolled at SDSU IV. Your participation and collaborative efforts in providing these services is very important in furthering students' academic achievement and success.
If you have additional questions or concerns, contact Student Ability Success Center at (760) 768-5637.
Role of Faculty
SDSU IV faculty play a critical role in the success of all students including to the success of students with disabilities. While it is impossible to list all of the ways that you can impact the success of a student with a disability, here are a few pointers to keep in mind:
- Using a statement in your course syllabus, encourage and invite students to discuss the need for accommodations. Here is an example of a syllabus statement:
"If you are a student with a disability and believe you will need accommodations for this class, it is your responsibility to contact Student Ability Success Center at (760)768-5637. To avoid any delay in the receipt of your accommodations, you should contact Student Ability Success Center as soon as possible. Please note that accommodations are not retroactive, and that I cannot provide accommodations based upon disability until I have received an accommodation letter from Student Ability Success Center. Your cooperation is appreciated."
- Educate yourself about what services are available to student with disabilities by reviewing this website and being open to constantly leaning from new resources. Attend trainings and workshops when offered.
- Work with the student and SASC staff to provide accommodations such as notetakers, extended time on exams, and closed captioning for deaf and hard of hearing students.
- Remember that Student Ability Success Center is your partner. We are always available to answer questions or be of assistance.
- Work with appropriate campus staff to ensure that all materials are accessible on Blackboard and that your courses follow the principles of Universal Design.
- Respect a student's right for privacy. Discuss matters related to disability with students privately, during office hours.