We are interested in understanding the processes by students request an accommodation and how those requests are handled.
- There is a growing number of students self-identifying with disabilities.
- The area of greatest growth is medical and mental health disabilities which tend to be variable and episodic.
- There is of increase in the number of students with multiple disabilities.
- The increase of persons with disabilities on campus is contributing to campus diversity and broadening our understanding of the lived experience of students, faculty and staff with disabilities.
- SDS is adjusting our staffing and internal systems to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of our service delivery (e.g., new notetaking assistance options, exploring emailing accommodation letters to faculty).
- Some departments/schools/colleges are seeking centralized solutions to effectively accommodate the growing number of students with various accommodations (e.g., Human Ecology testing center).
- The increase of the number of students with episodic and variable conditions necessitates more student/faculty/SDS interaction about what constitutes a reasonable accommodation.
Title IX Accommodations
- giving a reasonable extension of time for submitting an assignment;
- giving a reasonable extension of time for taking an exam (including having the exam separately proctored);
- changing an assigned seat or small group;
- waiving a class participation requirement for a reasonable period of time;
- audio/video recording the class sessions;
- providing class notes or lecture outlines;
- excusing reasonable absences; and
- Development of a schedule for a shared academic facility or equipment so as to facilitate compliance with a “no contact” order.
- the specific need expressed by the student;
- the age of the students involved;
- the severity or pervasiveness of the allegations;
- any continuing effects on the student in the academic environment;
- whether the complainant and the respondent share academic facilities; and
- what other measures have been taken to protect the students and the community.
Last Updated: September 24, 2018 at 12:25 pm