College of the Desert (COD) faculty and Disabled Students Program and Services (DSPS) engage in ongoing conversation to understand overlap between accessibility and accommodation
COD is educating faculty and relevant staff about what accessibility and accommodation entail.
College provides annual notification about how students may request accommodations
DSPS provided a statement which is included in course syllabi about how students may request accommodations
COD is developing a documented accommodation process and responding in an ad hoc manner to faculty questions.
Director of DSPS presents at New Faculty Orientation each semester
DSPS provided Faculty and Staff Resource Guide (opens PDF)
COD is implementing and promoting a clearly defined and documented process. COD defines a clear point of contact for faculty questions.
2019, College provided Questions About Accessibility at COD (opens PDF) information graphic that directs faculty to DSPS for questions about accommodations
2019, Information Technology (IT) developed Questions About Accessibility at COD (opens PDF) information graphic to direct faculty to Accessibility Specialist for questions about accessibility
There is regular and ongoing communication between faculty and DSPS that emphasizes appropriate roles and responsibilities at the college. COD is regularly evaluating efficacy of the communication process with the goal of enhancing ongoing activities.
DSPS and Institutional Research will develop and conduct a survey of faculty to determine if faculty feels supported if they have questions, and to see if there is increased understanding and perceived improved execution of accessibility and accommodations
College will evaluate faculty survey results and modify communication process to enhance ongoing activities
None identified at this time
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