A. Faculty members frequently contact us regarding a concern they may have about a student whom they feel might have a disability. Talk with the student about your concerns regarding his or her performance.
Privacy remains a consideration and it is best to make any inquiry to an individual student in private, either during your office hours or discretely before or after class, and only when not surrounded by other students. It is often helpful to discuss observations, i.e. In class, you participate and demonstrate knowledge of the material but when you take written exams, you seem to struggle with showing your knowledge. What do you think about this? Questions such as " …did you know that the College has a disability services office?" or comments such as " …that is a concern that I'm sure the folks in DRS would be happy to visit with you about. Do you know where they are located?" are open-ended and non-directive. Feel free to direct students to our office and/or pull up our website when meeting with them.