Exams can be designed in ways that include or exclude. Instructors can create exams and learning assessments that are flexible and rarely require accommodations. However, when exams pose disability-related barriers, effective accommodations must be available.
If reasonable accommodations are requested by disabled students in order to fully participate in courses, campus programs and activities, it is the University's responsibility to respond.
As an instructor, you should be aware:
- The University has an online process to identify the students in your courses who may request reasonable accommodations.
- Students may choose to discuss curricular barriers and the implementation of accommodations with you.
- You will be contacted by DRC and/or the student before an accommodation is implemented.
The Undergraduate Course Syllabus Policy requires that syllabi contain a statement about the availability of reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Below is the recommended statement. Please copy it directly for your syllabus.
Accessibility and Accommodations:
Access is a University-wide responsibility requiring the active participation of faculty/instructors in collaboration with Disability Resources (DRC) and the disabled student.
Listed below are institutionally-supported practice that create a more accessible and inclusive learning experience for all students.