Faculty members are not required to anticipate what a student's needs are, but should keep them in mind for planning purposes; faculty members should state on each syllabus that students inform them of special needs as soon as possible to ensure that those needs are met in a timely manner. Once students have identified themselves as having a disability and have made a request, the faculty member is entitled to confirm the legitimacy of that request. Once notified, faculty members should accommodate those requests in an effective manner. Faculty are strongly encouraged to utilize the Accessibility Resource Center for assistance in providing accommodations in the classroom.
It is the student's responsibility to inform the Accessibility Resource Center and his or her professors in a timely manner of the need for an accommodation to ensure access to and use of all programs, and to ensure he or she is provided with equal services in as integrated a setting as possible. Students with disabilities bear the primary responsibility for raising their needs to the attention of faculty in a timely manner. Faculty members are not required to anticipate what a student's needs are.
- Pursuant to University Policy #2310, Academic Adjustments for Students with Disabilities, a student who seeks academic adjustment because of a disability should register with the Accessibility Resource Center and submit documentation of the disability from a licensed or certified professional in order to become eligible for services.
- Applicants to, or students in the UNM School of Medicine and the Colleges of Nursing and Pharmacy should contact the UNM School of Medicine Manager of the Office of Student Services for information on requesting academic adjustment.
- Applicants to, or students in the UNM Law School should notify the Law School Registrar as well as the Accessibility Resource Center.
- For detailed information regarding your rights and responsibilities, please refer to University Policy #2310, Academic Adjustments for Students with Disabilities.
ADA Coordinator/OEO Responsibilities
Assists students who believe they have been discriminated against on the basis of disability.