Instructor Resources

Instructor Portal

The “Instructor Portal” is a web-based application for instructors of record to review the accommodation requests (i.e. Student Accommodation Letters) from students in their classes.  It can be accessed from the McBurney Connect page by selecting the “Instructor Portal Login” button and logging in with their NetID.

More info is available in the Instructor Portal FAQ.

Instructor Guide to Student Accommodations

The Instructor Guide to Student Accommodations is a new, four topic resource for both new and current instructors (faculty, instructional staff, and TAs).  You can go through it start to finish or reference it as questions arise.

Instructor FAQ

Have questions?  Want to learn more about the McBurney Center and student processes?

Check out the Instructor FAQ

Sample Syllabus Statement

The following syllabus statement can be found the UW-Madison Guide site.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison supports the right of all enrolled students to a full and equal educational opportunity. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Wisconsin State Statute (36.12), and UW-Madison policy (UW-855) require the university to provide reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities to access and participate in its academic programs and educational services. Faculty and students share responsibility in the accommodation process. Students are expected to inform faculty of their need for instructional accommodations during the beginning of the semester, or as soon as possible after being approved for accommodations. Faculty will work either directly with the student or in coordination with the McBurney Center to provide reasonable instructional and course-related accommodations. Disability information, including instructional accommodations as part of a student’s educational record, is confidential and protected under FERPA. (See: McBurney Disability Resource Center)

Instructors are strongly encouraged to include this written statement in their syllabus and verbally reference it when presenting the course standards to their classes. In addition, instructors should add information regarding how they prefer students to contact them regarding accommodation requests (e.g., email, office appointment, etc.). Please note that communication via email may be more effective for some students whose disability impacts communication abilities (e.g. autism, anxiety).

More information about course syllabi can be found on the Office of the Provost’s Teaching and Learning website on the Course Syllabi page.

Peer Notetaking Accommodations

The Peer Notetaking Accommodation is now coordinated through McBurney Connect, including recruitment of notetakers and posting of notes for eligible students.

Occasionally the McBurney Center staff will contact instructors to assist in recruiting a notetaker. If a student is interesting in becoming a notetaker, please have them complete the very short notetaker application in McBurney Connect.

Many students are now using technology based notetaking accommodations instead of peer notetakers.