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 stay later to utilize their extra time beyond standard class time. 
  4. If you have accommodations but do not wish to access them at this time, you are not required to send the notification to your faculty. You can instead, contact disabilityservices@cmc.edu indicating that you do not wish to access all or some of your accommodations during that academic semester. If you later change your mind, you may notify your faculty of your eligibility for accommodations. You should also update disabilityservices@cmc.edu as use of your accommodations may affect testing schedules and/or other campus experiences.  Accommodations cannot be applied retroactively.