Student Disability Services strives to educate and assist faculty in the implementation of academic accommodations at St. Edward's University. Disability counselors are available to support faculty with:
- Implementation of accommodations
- Consultation regarding student concerns
- Teaching students with disabilities
- SDS Testing Center procedures (see Faculty FAQs)
- Animals in the classroom
- Information about roles and responsibilities under the ADA and Section 504
Implementation of Accommodations in your Classroom
Students who would like to receive academic accommodations at St. Edward's University should follow the accommodation process. After a student has been approved for accommodation by SDS, the student will share their 504 accommodation letter electronically using Box (the university file sharing program). For more information on how to use Box, please visit OIT Support for Box. If you have questions about how to implement these accommodations, please call or email the disability counselor listed on the front of the letter.
It is important that all faculty include a syllabus statement about how a student should access academic accommodations if needed. Please include the following statement on your course syllabus:
Student Disability Services coordinates reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities (medical, learning or psychological). Students needing accommodation based on a disability should follow the university’s accommodation procedure by contacting Student Disability Services (512-448-8561 or Moody Hall 155).
Student Disability Services is dedicated to working with faculty in all venues. We are not only available for consultation with individual faculty, but we are also available to speak with departments or schools about the best ways to work with students with disabilities.