Helpful Information for Professors
As you know, Disability Support Services works with professors and students to see that disability accommodations are met. It is our goal to help facilitate the needs of both parties. If you have any questions about a student’s accommodations, please call for clarification.
Exams are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Since our exam capabilities are limited due to staffing and space, it is very important that students schedule with timely notice (three working days). When necessary, our office will attempt to make arrangements for additional rooms and staff when sufficient advance notice is given. Unfortunately, additional rooms and staff are not always available! When a student is unable to provide “timely notice” due to postponements or lack of timely notification from the professor, it is the professor’s choice to provide the accommodations within their department or allow the student additional time in order to make arrangements with our office.
The following is a list of services and items provided by our office to students with disabilities upon request (note—the item must be listed as one of the student’s documented accommodations):
- Books on tape
- Tape recorders
- Spell check
- Reduced Distraction Setting
- Private Room
- Extra time on exams
It is the student’s responsibility to talk with the professor about any accommodations that he/she feels might be needed in each particular class. Please understand—students with disabilities do not always choose to use every allowed accommodation in every class. Most will use only the ones that they know will be needed for them to be successful in that particular subject.
The professor has the choice of making accommodations available to the student within their own department or requesting that the student make any necessary arrangements with Counseling & Disability Services. If the professor wants the student to make arrangements with our office for exams, it is very important that you make known to him/her the appropriate time parameters. Factors that need to be considered are:
- Amount of extra time required
- Student’s schedule of other classes
Call Disability Support Services at 397-4140
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