Tennessee Promise

Faculty Role and Responsibility

To facilitate their important role in insuring the delivery of approved classroom accommodations, upon receiving the memorandum from Student Disability Services, faculty is responsible for:

  • Meeting privately with the student to discuss the approved accommodations.
  • Providing the accommodations in a fair and timely manner.
  • Contacting Disability Services immediately to discuss any questions or concerns with regards to the memorandum.
  • Referring any student who is requesting accommodations without written approval to Student Disability Service. If the disability is visible, accommodations are appropriate and should be provided until the required documentation is processed by Student Disability Services.

Reasonable accommodation in the classroom is an individual civil right guaranteed by federal legislation (Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504). Once the accommodations are identified, the accommodations must be provided.