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Disability Services to Offer Accommodation Trainings for Faculty

To enhance partnerships and communications with faculty, Idaho State University Disability Services will offer training regarding the student accommodations process during the latter half of August and on September 1.

To meet the needs of faculty, a combination of Zoom and in-person training will be offered. In-person training will be held in Pocatello, Meridian, and Idaho Falls.

The training will provide a brief overview of disability law, its relationship to higher education, and the roles of the ISU Disability Services office, students, and faculty. Presenters will define the term “reasonable accommodations” and review the ISU accommodation process, which includes the instructor’s role regarding referrals to Disability Services and the implementation of approved accommodations.

In addition, presenters will address common questions about high-frequency accommodations and review procedures for addressing and reporting concerns. “I highly recommend all faculty who are not familiar with the accommodations process to attend one of these training sessions,” said Karina Mason Rorris, Director of Disability Services. “This training will benefit faculty and students alike.”

Zoom Training Sessions

Wednesday, August 17, noon-1:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 18, noon-1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 23, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 25, 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Zoom Training Link
Meeting ID: 371 179 6000 / Passcode: 102293

In-Person Training Sessions

Pocatello - Friday, August 19, noon-1:30 p.m., Rendezvous Center, Room 107
Pocatello - Wednesday, August 24, noon-1:30 p.m., Rendezvous Center, Room 107
Meridian - Tuesday, August 30, noon-1:30 p.m., Room 681
Meridian - Tuesday, August 30, 4:00-5:30 p.m., Room 682 In-Person Training
Idaho Falls - September 1, noon-1:30 p.m., Room 109, Bennion Student Union Building, Center for Higher Education

For more information, contact the ISU Office of Disability Services at (208) 282-3599 or by email at ada@isu.edu.


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