Purdue recognizes that inclusion and access are a University-wide responsibility. Active participation by faculty, students and DRC staff are key to creating accessible experiences. DRC staff fully recognize the important role instructional staff play in the implementation of accommodations and recognize instructional staff may have varying levels of resources. Our office is available to work through individual questions instructional staff may have related to creating accessible experiences.
Beginning in the fall 2020 semester, the DRC adopted a practice of sending faculty an “Aggregate Report” of what accommodations they can expect to be requested during that semester. This report is sent during the first week of classes and is intended to provide a “snapshot” view of the semester. Most questions instructional staff may have about accommodations can be answered informally through discussion with DRC staff.
- Requesting and Implementing Curricular Accommodations
- Requesting and Implementing Student Life Accommodations
- Faculty Concern Form
Why does the DRC follow the process it does?
The DRC follows best practices outlined by AHEAD (Association on Higher Education and Disability). Accommodations are never intended to:
- reduce academic rigor
- pose a fundamental alteration to the course design
- be unreasonable
Faculty who believe an accommodation fundamentally alters their class should contact the DRC. "Reasonableness" and "fundamental alteration" are concepts determined by DRC staff in conjunction with faculty and instructors. Considerations include a course's design, delivery and its intersection with students.
Want to learn more about our process for providing accommodations? Click the 'Learn about our process' below, or go to the 'Our Process' page under the 'About' tab. Additionally, if you have a question about the DRC in general, explore our FAQ page to see if we can help.Learn About Our Process Faculty FAQ
- Modified Attendance Guidelines
- Potential Barriers to Access
- Syllabus Statement
- Inclusive Design
- Accommodated Testing
- Report a Physical Barrier
- Final Exam Information
- Best Practices
- Course Accessibility Letter
- Faculty Resources: Online Courses
- In-Person or Hybrid Cohort - Faculty Resources
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