Approved by the: Faculty Senate - April 4, 2013
Administration - no action required
Board of Regents - no action required

Resolution on Faculty Education

The Faculty Senate supports uniform education for all faculty members at the University of Minnesota in the fundamental aspects of disabilities issues and in the nature of reasonable accommodation for students. 

COMMENT:

The University of Minnesota is committed, in all learning environments, to a positive, inclusive atmosphere that allows and encourages all members of a diverse student body to access, participate and learn.

The University is committed to the provision of reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities, as required by the letter of the law and implemented using best practices.

In the absence of required education it is unlikely that faculty have the knowledge and understanding of students' disabilities, which results in faculty uncertainty about the scope and limits of their responsibility to accommodate.

Appropriate education would reduce the inconsistency in how University of Minnesota faculty make and implement accommodations for students with disabilities.


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