Shippensburg University is committed to supporting a diverse community that includes students with disabilities. Faculty members play a vital role in promoting access and meeting our obligations to such students under the law. The Office of Accessibility Resources (OAR) offers a variety of resources to assist faculty with this process.
In addition to the resources provided below, faculty have access to Accommodate (log-in with Ship. email and password), which is an online software program used by the Office of Accessibility Resources to facilitate services to students registered with our office. Access to Accommodate allows faculty to view additional resources and review exam appointment details for students taking exams at OAR.
OAR staff are happy to offer assistance with the use of Accommodate to all faculty at Shippensburg University. One-on-one meetings are available upon request and can be either in-person or virtual.
We encourage all faculty members to utilize our office staff to address any questions or concerns you may have. We are open to communication and collaboration while we serve students together.
The following syllabus statement serves multiple purposes and contributes to an inclusive, welcoming environment. Reviewing this information with students provides direction for students who need to initiate the request process, it reminds students who are already registered to share their Accommodation Notification Forms, and it also demonstrates your commitment to access and approachability for students who use accommodations.
Shippensburg University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. The University welcomes all students with disabilities into all of the University's educational programs and strives to make all learning experiences as accessible as possible. Any student who feels they may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Office of Accessibility Resources (OAR) to discuss specific needs. OAR is located in Mowrey Hall 252 and can be reached by phone at (717) 477-1364 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The office’s website is www.ship.edu/oar.
The Technology (IT) office provides an accessibility module for distance education embedded in D2L at https://d2l.ship.edu/d2l/home/2325566
Universal Design for Learning (UDL):
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a teaching approach that strives toward eliminating unnecessary hurdles in the learning process by accommodating the needs and abilities of all learners. Developing a flexible learning environment in which information is presented in multiple ways, students engage in learning in a variety of ways and are provided options when demonstrating mastery. Faculty can learn more about Universal Design for Learning at https://teaching.cornell.edu/teaching-resources/designing-your-course/universal-design-learning.