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What is a Reasonable Accommodation?

The University will provide reasonable accommodation(s) upon request to an otherwise qualified employee or student as required by law. Reasonable accommodations ensure equal access to University employment, educational opportunities, programs, services, and activities in the most integrated setting appropriate to the individual’s needs.  The extent of such accommodation(s) cannot impose an undue hardship upon the University, constitute a fundamental alteration to a program, or compromise academic integrity.

Access to Lecture Content

Course design, instruction and delivery of content is ever changing. As an instructor, you may utilize technology, supplemental resources and other innovative strategies to foster learning and engagement in your classroom. For most students, having access to quality notes as a study aid is an integral part of their learning. DRC encourages you to consider instructional design techniques that minimize the need for an individual *note-taking* accommodation by providing notes and resources to all students.

My Pearson Labs

Instructions for extending time/due date on a test for one or more students:

Instructions with screen shots (PDF) 

While it is not possible to modify the time allotted for one student in an exam/quiz/activity, there is a work-around to allow for one or more students to have extended time.

1. Go to Course Content--> Add Content from Library.

*Note: The copy must be made in the Content Library.

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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.

Faculty/Instructor Role

Access is a University-wide responsibility. Active participation by faculty/instructors in collaboration with Disability Resources (DRC) and the disabled student is often key for creating an accessible experience.

Listed below are institutionally-supported practices that create a more accessible and inclusive learning experience for all students.