Winthrop University: Faculty


The Office of Accessibility (OA) collaborates with the university community to create accessible educational environments for students with disabilities. Creating access is not just the responsibility of OA; it is a shared responsibility for the entire university community.

OA Information for Faculty and Staff

OA continues to operate during the campus closure, providing full services, assistance, and guidance to Winthrop faculty. Below are topics of interest to assist you in the delivery of services and accommodations to students.

Syllabus Statement

Exam Accommodations Cheat Sheet

Reasonable Accommodations

Why is Video Captioning Important?

Faculty Handbook for OA (PDF_501KB)

    Questions about accessibility for your online classes?
    It may be answered here: 
    OA Answers Questions about Accessible Online Classes.


    Instructor Rights

    As an instructor, you have the right to:

    A. Assess student progress and assign grades accordingly

    B. Challenge an accommodation that would jeopardize the academic standards or integrity of the course.

    C. Determine the content and fundamental rigor of the course. 

    D. Expect that all students will adhere to the Student Conduct Code.

    E. Understand how a student's disability and accommodations will impact their participation in class. 


    Instructor Responsibilities

    As an instructor, you have the responsibility to:

    A. Notify students that accommodations are available and coordinated through the Office of Accessibility (OA). A statement on the course syllabus and an announcement on the first day of class would be helpful.

    B. Provide accommodations in a fair and timely manner.

    C. Respect the confidential nature of disability-related information.

    D. Report conflicts or concerns regarding accommodations to the OA professional staff.

    Last Updated: 1/30/23