Information for Faculty Members
At the beginning of the fall semester, the Dear Colleague letter is sent to all Barnard faculty members in the first Faculty Newsletter mailing. Additional information regarding test accommodations for students with disabilities can be found in the Faculty Guide. (Information about administering coursework for disabled students found in Section III/B/2.)
We are delighted to announce the formation of Faculty Friends, a faculty/student network designed to provide support for Barnard students with disabilities and increase awareness of the issue of disability on campus. We would like to invite faculty members with experience or interest in any aspect of disability to join with us. In addition, our current students with disabilities will suggest faculty members who have been particularly sensitive to the issue of disability and who have helped to develop creative strategies in responding to disability-related needs in the classroom. The Directory of Faculty Friends will serve as a resource for current students with disabilities who may have questions about a particular course, major field or other area of interest.
The goals of Faculty Friends are two-fold:
- To create a network of support between faculty members and disabled students at Barnard
- To increase overall awareness of the issue of disability—both visible and invisible on campus and in the classroom by providing a forum for dialog and discussion.
Barnard faculty members are invited to join Faculty Friends at any time by contacting the Office of Disability Services. Students are encouraged to think about and submit the names of instructors who have been supportive, responsive, and/or creative in responding to disability-related needs. Students may make as many nominations as they like--from either this semester's experience or from any past semester/s as well.
With nominations from students with disabilities, the DARA's are given to faculty and staff who have offered creative support for and response to disability issues and concerns.