Academic accommodations are used to ensure a level playing field based on a specific disability and how that disability limits one's ability to learn, concentrate, read or write. The following list includes common accommodations. The links below will bring you to the procedures students must follow to ensure the use of the accommodation.
All students must follow the procedures regardless of the campus location, with the exception of alternative testing accommodations, which are specific to the campus location.
Students obtaining auxiliary aids such as audio books, digitally recorded lectures, amplified voice, or American Sign Language interpreters, among other aids, are required to give ample notice in order for the Disability Resource Center (DRC) to prepare for these accommodations.
Other accommodations made on a case-by-case basis may have unique policies and procedures related to the accommodations. The DRC reserves the right to implement any policies and procedures related to the accommodations as needed.
Students who obtain the accommodations extended time (out of class) and/or consideration for absences must maintain appropriate and timely communication with faculty and the DRC. Students are responsible for:
Faculty may determine a student's timeline is unreasonable. It is then up to the faculty and student to determine a reasonable timeline to make up assignments or class time. If there are concerns or issues regarding this matter, please contact the DRC Director.
The Disability Resource Center will contact the class and faculty member to request a voluntary note-taker. All information will be confidential. The voluntary note-taker must meet established criteria including 3.0 or better GPA, excellent note-taking skill, and good penmanship. When a voluntary note-taker has been identified:
Students who obtain an accommodation for a voluntary note-taker are responsible for:
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