Notification to Faculty of Accommodations

  1. All CMC students are required to check their CMC email regularly as formal communication from the College goes to their CMC email address. A student’s accommodation letter will be sent to their CMC email address only. It will not be sent to another preferred email address. A student is responsible for opening their accommodation letter from their CMC email account when it is received. 
  2. CMC students who receive academic accommodation letters are responsible for sending their letters to their current faculty members. In order for an academic accommodation to be used, the student must send their accommodation letter to their faculty member. This is accomplished by emailing the PDF copy of your accommodation letter to the professor. The faculty member must be given sufficient notice in order to put the appropriate accommodation in place. CMC students have the option to not send their accommodation letters to faculty if the access they need is already integrated into the course, making the accommodation irrelevant. This notification is meant to serve as a starting point in your discussions with your professors and will not identify your specific disability. Rather, it will note that you are eligible to receive accommodations as a result of a documented disability and will list your accommodation(s).
  3. All CMC students are encouraged to develop relationships with their professors. Students who receive academic accommodations are encouraged to have a conversation with their faculty member upon sending their accommodation letter to ensure the student understands access to their class. For example, a faculty member may have a student with extended time come early to begin their exam, while another faculty member may request that a student take their exam at the Student Disability Resource Center to allow for the additional time. 
  4. We recommend to all students to send their accommodation letters at the beginning of the semester so as to open a line of communication between the student and the faculty member as they move through the course. If a student has accommodations but do not need to access them for a particular course, the student is not required to send the notification to that faculty member. If the use of the accommodation is relevant later on during the course, the student is able to notify their faculty member via their accommodation letter. Sufficient notice must be provided to apply the accommodations. Therefore, we recommend to all students with accommodations that they send their letters regardless of the course. Accommodations cannot be applied retroactively.
  5. If the approved accommodations are no longer relevant, as a diagnosis may have changed, the student must contact disabilityservices@cmc.edu indicating that they no longer require some or all of the approved accommodations. The student's accommodation letter and/or file will be updated accordingly. Accommodations cannot be applied retroactively.