De Anza DLC Recommended Syllabus Language
"Note to students with disabilities: If you have a disability-related need for reasonable academic accommodations or services in this course, provide (name of Instructor) with a Test Accommodation Verification Form (also known as a TAV form) from Disability Support Services (DSS) or the Educational Diagnostic Center (EDC). Students are expected to give five days notice of the need for accommodations. Students with disabilities can obtain a TAV form from their DSS counselor (864-8753 DSS main number) or EDC advisor (864-8839 EDC main number)."
If you use a third party online application (publisher site, etc.), then the recommended option is to have a print version of the exam proctored by DSPS.
Veterans may not identify themselves to you as veterans and may have no special issues in taking classes at De Anza. But some can have issues with the environment, processes, assignment content, calendar date, etc.; in other words, it won't always be obvious what might trigger feelings of anxiety or frustration. And effects can include trouble concentrating and remembering, among others. Here is a paragraph you may add to your syllabus to welcome these students and let them know you are committed to their success:
"Welcome home returning veterans! We are honored to have you on campus and look forward to your continued success here. For some returning veterans, going back to school can present unique challenges. If that is true for you, remember that you do not have to face these challenges on your own. We are here to help. Please feel free to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about the curriculum, the assignments, or your academic program with me in person. Thank you for your service, and welcome home!"
Building: MLC 250