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Fondly Remembered:

Nancy Pompian

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The Student Accessibility Services (SAS) office works with students, faculty, staff, and the campus administration to ensure that the programs, services, and activities of Dartmouth College are accessible to, and usable by, students with disabilities. We work to promote a welcoming Dartmouth College that is increasingly inclusive of people with disabilities in all aspects of its environment and in the attitudes, behaviors and endeavors of Dartmouth’s students, staff, faculty, and community.

We value the depth of experience and character that often arises from living with a disability in our society and the richness that experience can add to a college community that respects and includes individuals’ disability experiences. We view our relationship with individual students as a partnership in which we promote pride in the value of one’s disability-related experience, self-advocacy, and self-determination. These values and an overall description of the Student Accessibility Services office’s roles at Dartmouth College are reflected in our Vision and Mission statements.

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Student Accessibility Services provides direct services to undergraduate students. SAS arranges, coordinates, or facilitates appropriate academic adjustments, program modifications, and auxiliary services to accommodate students’ curricular and co-curricular pursuits.

  • If you are considering applying to Dartmouth College, or have applied but have not yet decided whether to attend, we suggest you consult our prospective students web page.
  • If you are a Dartmouth College student and new to this web site, we suggest you start with our current students web page.

Student Accessibility Services also serves as a resource to Dartmouth instructors, departments, faculty members, and other staff members as they strive to make their classes, programs, services, and activities accessible to students with disabilities. See the faculty & staff web page for more information.

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Fondly Remembered:  Nancy Pompian

 

Nancy Pompian, who was instrumental in developing services, practices, and policy promoting equal access for Dartmouth College students with disabilities, died Wednesday night, 12 October, amidst her loving family.

The Dartmouth flag, located on the Green, was flown at half-mast in Nancy's honor on Wednesday and Thursday, 18 and 19 October.

While administering the Tutor Clearinghouse in the Academic Skills Center (ASC) in the early 1980's Nancy and ASC Director Carl Thum began organizing services to the increasing number of students with disabilities who came to ASC to explore possible services and disability-related academic adjustments.  Over the ensuing twenty-five-plus years, Nancy doggedly promoted fair and equal access for students with disabilities at Dartmouth.  She was named Student Disabilities Coordinator during the 1987-88 academic year while continuing to run the Tutor Clearinghouse.  In 1996-97, Nancy relinquished her Tutor Clearinghouse duties to dedicate her full attention to disability services.  In 2003-4, Nancy was named Director of Student Disability Services, a full-fledged program within ASC.

Nancy retired in 2005 and was awarded Emerita status by the College.  She remained in Hanover with her husband, and kept active in the community and the campus.

Nancy Pompian laid the groundwork for the College's decision to create a new full department, Student Accessibility Services, in 2006.  Student Accessibility Services honors Nancy's dedication to our cause of promoting full inclusion and universal design throughout higher education.

I will remember and honor much more about Nancy.  I will miss her energetic, sometimes even impish, spirit; her huge, warm heart; her wicked-smart repartee; and her prodding and infectious curiosity.  I shall always appreciate her support to me when I came to Dartmouth in 2006 to fire up this new department.  I had already known Nancy since 1993 or 94, initially from professional conferences.  She was not shy, and we enjoyed a ten-plus-year exchange of ideas, support, and commiseration before I had any idea I would land at Dartmouth College.  The College and I are richer for her presence in our lives.

Ward Newmeyer

Director, Student Accessibility Services

 

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SAS has moved!

The Student Accessibility Services office and staff has moved to the Main Library complex. To make an appointment, please call (603) 646-9900.

SAS staff and physical offices are in different locations:

Alicia Brandon, SAS Assistant Director, and Ward Newmeyer, SAS Director, are in Carson Hall, Suite 125.  Also at this location are the Case Management, First-Year Summer Enrichment, King's Scholar, and Undergraduate Deans offices.

Mary Batchelder, Office Manager; Larry Cusick, Adaptive Technology Specialist; Shannon McMahon and Emma Patrick, Adaptive Technology Assistants; and Megan Nemeroff, Auxiliary Service (including Note-Taking) Coordinator are in Suite 224, Baker Library, where the Academic Skills Center is also located.

Our U.S. mailing address:

Student Accessibility Services
Dartmouth College
6174 Carson Hall, Suite 125
Hanover, New Hampshire 03755

SAS' campus (Hinman) mail number (6174), phone numbers, and e-mail addresses remain the same.

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2015 Letter Reminding Faculty Members of their role in assuring accessibility in their classes

Each year, the Dean of the Faculty and the Vice Provost for Student Affairs writes a joint letter to the members of the Dartmouth College Faculty of Arts and Sciences providing information on the process for providing appropriate academic adjustments and services for students with disabilities.  See the September 17th, 2015 letter from Michael Mastanduno, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and Inge-Lise Ameer, Vice Provost for Student Affairs, to the members of the faculty at: Letter to Faculty 9/17/15 (pdf).

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Dartmouth College adheres to the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act to ensure that otherwise qualified students with disabilities are not excluded from or denied the benefits of the Dartmouth collegiate experience. To learn more about Student Accessibility Services and the services we provide, click on one of the links to the right, or contact Student Accessibility Services:

Contact

Address: 6174 Carson Hall, Suite 125
E-mail: Student.Accessibility.Services@Dartmouth.edu
Phone: (603) 646-9900
Fax: (603) 646-3727

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - noon and 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Eastern time.

There may be times, albeit infrequent, when Student Accessibility Services will be closed; we will post that information with as much advance notice as possible.

Last Updated: 10/24/16