Faculty

UNLV is committed to a diverse community that includes individuals with disabilities. The Disability Resource Center (DRC), a unit within Student Affairs, provides support for students with disabilities. To fulfill this mission, we build and maintain partnerships throughout the university community.

Ensuring access and providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities is a shared responsibility. The student, faculty and staff, and the DRC work collaboratively to meet our obligations to provide equal access to educational opportunities.

The resources below will help us build a strong community where students with disabilities are fully integrated and have equal access.

Faculty Resources

The Faculty Notification Letter

The Faculty Notification Letter (FNL) is a document developed for each student and each class every semester by the DRC. It outlines the accommodations or adjustments that have been identified to support the student’s participation in a course.

The letter is emailed to the instructor by the student’s disability specialist from the DRC. The letter is a formal notice that the student experiences a disability, is registered with the DRC, is formally recognized by UNLV as having a disability, and is protected under the American's with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehab Act of 1973. Please do not accommodate students unless they are presented with an FNL. Each letter will identify a disability specialist at the DRC as the contact person for questions or concerns.

Many students feel vulnerable in disclosing their accommodation needs to faculty. It is important to note that while students must request the FNL, they are not required to disclose the nature of their disability. Do not inquire about the nature of their specific disability.

Syllabus Statement

The UNLV Disability Resource Center (SSC-A 143, 702-895-0866) provides resources for students with disabilities. If you feel that you have a disability, please make an appointment with a disabilities specialist at the DRC to discuss what options may be available to you.

If you are registered with the UNLV Disability Resource Center, bring your Academic Accommodation Plan from the DRC to me during office hours so that we may work together to develop strategies for implementing the accommodations to meet both your needs and the requirements of the course. Any information you provide is private and will be treated as such.

To maintain the confidentiality of your request, please do not approach me before or after class to discuss your accommodation needs.