- The student will identify a seat that is best for him/her based on his/her
disability. For the remainder of the semester that student would be allowed
to sit in that seat. The student cannot request additional accommodations
without prior approval from both the faculty member and Office of Academic Accommodations.
- Priority seating includes testing periods.
- Priority scheduling will allow the student to register prior to other students.
Please meet with the Office of Academic Accommodations Coordinator at least 10 business days prior to the
start of registration to ensure this process takes place.
- Academic advisors should work with the student with this accommodation. This
overrides alpha splits or other predetermined course assignments. The student
may only choose from those courses that are offered and from the times that are
offered. The student will also need to meet with the Office of Academic Accommodations Coordinator. The registration
process takes longer for these students; therefore, it is recommended that they
begin the process early. If a student misses the priority date, priority
scheduling is not guaranteed.
- This accommodation is not to be used so that the student can take his/her preferred
class and/or professor; rather it is to support the needs of the student based
on his/her disability.
Faculty member will identify an appropriate signal that alerts the student to
any updates or changes during exams.
- During a scheduled meeting prior to any exams, the faculty member and student
should set up a system to ensure the student receives any written or verbal communications
given during an exam. This may include hand signals, special seating or other
means of notification.
Use of a note-taker
- Faculty should identify a student who is academically strong. If you are unfamiliar
with the students in your class, ask a colleague who may have had these students.
- Once a note-taker has been identified, determine where the note-taker should
make copies and to whom the copies should be given. The student receiving the
accommodation should not be identified to the note-taker; therefore, a neutral
individual (potentially the department secretary) should transfer the copies to
the student. This should occur within 2 days of the class lecture.
- The faculty member should email Office of Academic Accommodations the name, email, and phone number of the note-taker. The note-taker will then
meet with Office of Academic Accommodations and participate in a training seminar.
- Note-takers are paid $35.00 per credit at the end of the semester if they fulfill
Use of an audio recorder during classes
- Use of an audio recorder is not allow during quizzes or exams.
- Students must provide their own audio recorder and may tape any class activities
other than quizzes or exams. Students may not utilize the recordings for any other
purpose than studying, and they should not share their recordings with other students.
If a faculty member uses overheads or Power Point presentations during the course,
these materials will be provided to the student prior to the beginning of class.
- Faculty and student should meet to discuss the best means of providing the
student with the material prior to class. Some faculty leave the class materials
with a secretary or bring them to class to be picked up. It is preferable to have
the information to the student at least 24 hours prior its usage.
Use of calculator
Use of calculator (the device will be approved prior to usage) to complete mathematic
- Students must provide their own calculator and the faculty member has the right
to approve the equipment. Students may use the calculator on any graded and non-graded
assignment, exam, or quiz. They should not be penalized for the use of the calculator.
Faculty member or lecturer will use large print when writing on the blackboard.
- Students with this accommodation will need to have any materials written or
projected in class in a larger, easy to read print version.