Syllabus Statement

We suggest that you include the following statement in your syllabus. You are free to use your own wording if you would prefer.

If you have a documented disability for which accommodations may be required in this class, please contact Connie Ford ( or Laura Knobel-Piehl ( in the Academic Support Center (507-786-3288, Buntrock 108) as soon as possible to discuss accommodations. If you have already arranged accommodations through Student Accessibility Services, please arrange for the submission of your accommodation letter within the first two weeks of class. Accommodations will only be provided after the letter is submitted to me and with sufficient lead-time for me to arrange testing or other accommodations. Although I will receive the letter electronically, I expect you to initiate a conversation with me about the accommodations.


If you have a policy which prohibits the use of a laptop or other electronic devices in your classroom, the following suggested statement takes into account the potential needs of some students with disabilities, but does not draw inappropriate attention to them or their disability:

Laptops may not be used in this class unless you have made special arrangements with the professor.