Faculty and Instructors
If you are a faculty member, adjunct instructor, or teaching assistant, these resources can help you provide accommodations and learn more about improving the campus climate, teaching students with Universal Design, and being (or working with) a faculty member or instructor with disabilities. If you need additional help, contact us or use the Search feature.
Ideas, news, and resources from a variety of sites to help you plan online and hybrid classes in light of restrictions and new policies related to the COVID-19 virus. This section will be updated periodically.
Learn "How the pandemic is impacting college students’ mental health" in a report from PBS NewsHour. It includes implications for helping your students during this time.
Teaching and Learning Resources
- Resources for instruction in The Faculty Room at the University of Washington's DO-IT Center
- Learn more about universal design to help make courses more inclusive for everyone
- Planning an event or lecture? Get resources for inclusive event planning
- Inclusive Higher Education Pedagogy information from Rochester Institute of Technology, including disability but also English language learners, first-generation college students, and more
- Learn more about teaching students with disabilities in STEM fields, including medical and healthcare fields
- Explore the interdisciplinary fields of disability studies and Deaf studies, including lists of campuses with degree programs
- Review samples of accessibility statements on different campuses (link will download a Word document); check with your campus disability services office to also see if your campus requires specific language
- Explore options for disability language and strategies for writing about disability
- List of books related to disability and higher education (this is continually being revised - let us know if you have additions to the list!)
Legal Rights and Responsibilities of Faculty
- Learn about the roles, rights and responsibilities of instructors, students, and disability services in providing academic accommodations to students with disabilities
- Concerned about a student or the student's behavior? Call your campus disability services or counseling services for assistance, check out the Red Folder developed for faculty in the California State University system, or refer to our list of crisis resources and hotlines
Disability-Specific Information for Faculty
- Information and resources about strategies or accommodations designed for students with specific types of disabilities
Resources for Faculty, Instructors, and Teaching Assistants with Disabilities
- Chronically Academic and the National Association of Disabled Staff Networks are for academics and staff (sic)with disabilities and chronic conditions, offering mutual support and resources. Both of these organizations are based in the UK and both have members from other countries.
- Promoting Supportive Academic Environments for Faculty with Mental Illnesses: Resource Guide and Suggestions for Practice
- A bibliography of resources for instructors who have disabilities
- Learn how recent changes in immigration law affect students, faculty and staff with disabilities
- Read recommendations for addressing sexual assault and college students with disabilities from the National Council on Disability
- The U.S. Department of Labor has a return-to-work toolkit for employees coming back to work after medical leaves