In keeping with The New School’s policy of providing equal access to
individuals with disabilities, instructors are strongly encouraged to
include a statement on their syllabus informing students that academic
accommodations can be provided on the basis of disability if the
student follows the protocol described. The following statement
contains all of the elements that should be present. Instructors may
want to make changes based on style preference or particular course
content. Instructors who need consultation in further developing this
statement can contact the director for Disability Services. It is strongly recommended that
you also read this statement to the students at the start of each
semester when reviewing course policies. Early intervention can make all the difference in helping students achieve academic success. It also shows that the instructor has made a good-faith effort to inform students of their rights and responsibilities in this area and that this effort was made in a timely manner.
Students Disability Services (SDS) assists students with permanent or temporary disabilities in need of academic and programmatic accommodations as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
In keeping with the university's policy of providing equal access for students with disabilities, any student with a disability who needs academic accommodations must contact SDS. There are several ways for students to contact the office: via email at StudentDisability@newschool.edu, through the Starfish service catalog, or by calling the office at 212.229.5626. A self-ID form can be also be completed on the SDS webpage at www.newschool.edu/student-disability-services. Once you contact the office, SDS staff will arrange an intake appointment to discuss your concerns and, if appropriate, provide you with accommodation notices to give to me. Please note that faculty will not
work unilaterally with students to provide accommodations. If you inform me of a
disability but do not provide any official notification, I must refer you to SDS.
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