Faculty, Staff, & Student Worker Accommodation
The process begins when a faculty
member, staff member, or student worker communicates a
request for an accommodation to his or her immediate supervisor.
A request for
workplace accommodations may be verbal or written, and may use everyday
language (illness, condition, help, changes, etc.) or “ADA language”
(accommodation, disability, etc.)
Using input from the faculty
member, staff member, or student worker, the supervisor identifies the workplace accommodation needs. The supervisor:
will discuss the needs with the individual who made the request, and
will review the job description and consider the essential functions of the job
as well as the operational needs of the department
If the individual and the supervisor agree on an accommodation that is effective
for the individual and appropriate for the work place, the accommodation(s) will
Once the accommodation is in place, the supervisor, with input from the
individual, will periodically monitor its effectiveness.
If a faculty member, staff member, or student worker is uncomfortable approaching
the supervisor at any point in this process, or if an agreement cannot be
reached between the individual and the supervisor, either party can contact
Human Resources at 812-464-1770 for assistance.
If the accommodation need is complex or is not readily apparent, Human Resources
may request the individual to provide documentation from their medical provider(s)
to confirm the accommodation need and/or to provide recommendations for
accommodations that may fit the individual’s specific needs.
Depending on the circumstances, Human Resources may consult with the Office of
the ADA Coordinator to assist in evaluating the accommodation request and/or to
identify accommodation options.
Still Have Questions?
For general questions about the ADA/Section 504, check out the Office of the ADA Coordinator: FAQs or contact the
ADA Coordinator at 812-465-7101 or
RECOMMENDED "ADA/ACCOMMODATION STATEMENT" FOR 2015 SYLLABI:
“If you have a disability for which you may require academic accommodations for
this class, please register with Disability Resources (DR) as soon as possible.
Students who have or who receive an accommodation letter from DR are encouraged
to meet privately with course faculty to discuss the provisions of those
accommodations as early in the semester as possible. To qualify for
accommodation assistance, students must first register to use the disability
resources in DR, Science Center Room 2206, 812-464-1961, http://
www.usi.edu/disabilities. To help ensure that accommodations will be available
when needed, students are encouraged to meet with course faculty at least 7 days
prior to the actual need for the accommodation.”
OF OFFICE CHANGE:
The University department that manages academic accommodations for students with disabilities, Disability Resources,
was recently located temporarily in the lower level of the Orr Center. Effective
immediately, they have now permanently relocated to SC 2206; the old Pott
College of Science, Engineering, and Education administrative offices. You can
reach that department by telephone at 812-464-1961, and can obtain more
information on the department by clicking on the "Disability Resources" link on
the left side of this web page.