Every University of Oregon syllabus needs to include a statement encouraging students with disabilities to make their needs known to the instructor early in the term and to inform students that AEC is a source of support. A statement on the syllabus along with a verbal announcement at the beginning of the term also helps the university to fulfill part of its obligation to make sure that students are aware of the available support and opportunity to request disability-related accommodations from the institution. This also provides an opportunity to foster a welcoming environment for all students and to acknowledge the range of diversity in the classroom.
The following sample serves as a guideline syllabus statement. Some faculty members choose to modify the statement to include additional resources for all students, and others prefer a more traditional approach (e.g., if you have a disability please notify me...).
The University of Oregon is working to create inclusive learning environments. Please notify me if there are aspects of the instruction or design of this course that result in disability-related barriers to your participation. You are also encouraged to contact the Accessible Education Center in 164 Oregon Hall at 541-346-1155 or firstname.lastname@example.org.