Instructor Training & Resources

As a University of Minnesota instructor, do you sometimes struggle to figure out how to best serve students with disabilities in your courses? Do you sometimes wonder what is "required" and whether you have to do everything that a student asks you to do?

If you have questions about accommodations for a student in your class, please contact the Disability Resource Center Access Consultant listed on your student's disability accommodation letter. If you are interested in education on disability issues in general, please contact the Disability Resource Center at 612.626.1333 and you will be directed to the appropriate staff person.

You are also welcome to download and use the following 2-page (PDF)  information sheets for training and discussion in your work unit:

Other Resources:

As the number of students with disabilities on campus continues to grow, instructors continually seek useful and concise information on how to better work with all students, including students with disabilities. The following link provides information developed by UCSF Medical Student Disability Services (MSDS) and UCSF Student Disability Services (SDS) and their colleagues from around the country. 

http://meded.ucsf.edu/msds/faculty-training-modules

Four videos around the following topics are included for your review:

  • Guidelines for Faculty who Work with Students with Disabilities
  • Communication 101: Best Practices for Communication with Students Around Disability-Related Needs
  • Keeping It Confidential: Guidance for Working with Students with Disabilities
  • Accessible Admission Practices: Making Sure Students with Disabilities Needs are Addressed