L/AC Support and Information Available for Faculty, Staff, and Departments
The L/AC encourages and welcomes healthy, interactive discussions.
Please see the current Faculty Guide: L/AC Faculty Handbook Fall 2023
Faculty and staff are encouraged to contact the L/AC to discuss the following:
- Concerns about specific students with disabilities;
- Concerns about students who are suspected of having a disability;
- Assistance in implementing recommended accommodations;
- General questions about disabilities;
- General questions about resources for students with disabilities at Pratt;
- Clarification of procedures by which students at Pratt receive classroom accommodations;
- Information about the Americans with Disabilities Act , Section 504, and other legal requirements related to students with disabilities in Higher Education.
L/AC staff are also available to give presentations at departmental, faculty, or other meetings, Presentations can vary in length and the topic(s) can be tailored to the needs of the department.
If you are interested in scheduling a presentation, or if you would like more information regarding the L/AC, please contact us at 718-802-3123 or LAC@pratt.edu.
About Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
To ensure that all students with disabilities are aware of the process by which they request and receive classroom accommodations, the L/AC strongly recommends that all faculty include the “Syllabus Statement for Accommodations for Students with Disabilities” found in the syllabus template from the Provost’s office, linked here under the heading of accessibility. This statement emphasizes that the first step to receiving classroom accommodations is to meet with the L/AC.
Notifying Professors of Students’ Accommodations
At the start of each new semester, the L/AC will email the Faculty Notification Letters (FNLs) for all enrolled students who have provided permission to each student’s faculty, academic advisor, department chair and assistant chair, L/AC advisor, and the student. Additionally, throughout the semester, FNLs for newly enrolled students will be emailed following the registration for accommodations meeting with the student. The L/AC will then work with students and faculty as needed to implement the approved classroom accommodations, which are outlined on the FNL.
Instructors should encourage students who report disability-related issues to schedule a meeting with the L/AC to receive assistance with determining and establishing appropriate accommodations. Instructors can also raise a flag or do a referral to L/AC in Starfish.
If you have any questions about implementing accommodations, or about the recommended syllabus statement, please contact the L/AC at 718.802.3123 or LAC@pratt.edu.