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Faculty & Staff

The Office of Accessible Education (OAE) serves all students with disabilities (undergraduate, graduate, and law). Providing for these accommodations is federally mandated under ADA and 504 law.

While teaching at Santa Clara University you may receive a Notification Letter via email from the Office of Accessible Education (OAE). The Notification Letter indicates you have an OAE student with a documented disability enrolled in your class, and lists the OAE student's approved accommodations to be implemented in the course you are teaching.

These approved accommodations may include extended time to take exams, a notetaker, use of a computer for essay exams, or consideration regarding attendance or assignment dates among others. Please know that a careful review of each OAE student’s disability documentation has taken place prior to this email being sent to you. Academic accommodations shall not fundamentally alter or change the requirements of the course you are teaching.

OAE students are encouraged to meet with professors to discuss how their approved accommodations (listed in the Notification Letter emailed to you) will be managed and implemented in your course. This meeting should occur within the first two weeks of each quarter. Students newly diagnosed and registered with OAE may be approved for accommodations at any time during the quarter.

Syllabi Statement

For your convenience, you may access the document from the Provost's Office through this link (scroll down to “syllabus statements”) and download the Word document.