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Office of the Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
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New York, NY 10010-5585
135 East 22nd Street, 7th Floor
Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
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From: Patricia Clarke Fleming, LMHC, CRC, Director for Disability Services
Traditionally, at the beginning of each semester, a letter listing accommodations needed for students with disabilities has been presented by the student to faculty. Student Disability Services (SDS) is pleased to announce that we will begin providing accommodation Cards in Spring ’18 to students with disabilities. The Accommodation Card will replace the accommodation letter. The familiar Baruch logo will run across the top of the card, along with the name of our office, the student’s CF#, first name, and photo. The student’s accommodations will be clearly listed on the back of the card for the instructor to see, and the SDS Card can be used semester after semester. (This SDS Card will not replace the Baruch ID card which has swipe features.)
We believe permanent SDS Cards improve student communication with faculty and staff while encouraging self-advocacy and responsibility on the part of the student. The SDS Cards professionalize the registration process and simplify access to services. They protect confidentiality by eliminating the chance of a confidential accommodation letter being misplaced, and, for faculty, it means less paper to manage. Additionally, the student can show this card at any time to identify themselves on campus as being registered with this office.
We are beginning this initiative by providing cards to our new cohort of students, and anticipate that by Fall ’18 ALL students registered with us will have an Accommodation Card. During this roll out phase, you should expect either a letter, or the Card. Both are valid.
Please reach out to us with any questions you may have concerning this or any other disability related matter. We are here to support your work in the classroom.
Student Disability Services
Patricia Clarke Fleming, LMHC, CRC
Director for Disability Services