Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Navigating Student Accommodations


Faculty, Staff, Postdoctoral Fellows

Event Time 

Monday, October 9, 2023 - 11:45am to 1:30pm

Location of Event: 

Navigating Student Accommodations

Event Description 

Requests for student accommodations have remained high since the return to in-person teaching in the Fall of 2021, due to continued waves of COVID and other illnesses, an increase in diagnoses of student learning disabilities and mental health challenges, and a heightened awareness among students that they can ask for accommodations. Rules around how and when to give accommodations and how to design courses that can flexibly accommodate student needs can be a confusing landscape for Yale instructors. In this discussion, hosted by Faculty Fellow and A. Bartlett Giamatti Professor of Astronomy and Physics Charles Bailyn, we will hear from Student Accessibility Services and Yale Residential College Deans about their role in facilitating accommodations and begin a conversation about what guidelines and information can help instructors adequately and equitably support students. This discussion will inform a working group, which will strive to create such guidelines and norms around accommodations to help instructors navigate these choices. 

The Poorvu Center and Teaching Development and Initiatives are committed to hosting inclusive and accessible events that allow all participants to fully engage. Please contact us (askpoorvucenter@yale.edu) if there are ways we can support accommodations or for questions about inclusion. 


— Event Details: https://yaleconnect.yale.edu/rsvp?id=2216565