Learning is an interactive and fluid process that occurs as a partnership among instructors and students. Macalester also strives to provide an accessible environment that fosters the development of the whole student while addressing individual needs and increasing individual strengths.
Faculty are an integral part of the work we do and it is our goal to be transparent in our processes and supportive of faculty in providing appropriate accommodations. We also support the ongoing exploration of Universal Design in Learning (UDL) practices and seek to be co-collaborators in inclusive classroom environments.
If a student with a disability is unable to access courses effectively, Disability Services initiates an interactive process to reduce barriers in academic and co-curricular activities. We use the Accessible Information Management System (AIM) to notify faculty of the need for course accommodations (Faculty Notification Letters) and in the coordination of accommodated testing in collaboration with the MAX Center. The role faculty play in partnership with Disability Services is outlined in the links to the left
We look forward to your collaboration!