Educational Accommodations

Tutors

If you need tutoring services, please contact the Disability Services office at extension 6135 to make an appointment with the director of academic advising and disability services.

The director will work with the professor of the course to select the best tutor for you. This process can take up to two weeks, so do not hesitate in discussing your need with the director. Once the student has agreed to be a tutor and the paperwork has been filled out for their employment, the director will give you the tutor’s name and contact number. It is your responsibility to contact the tutor and arrange a mutually convenient time and place for the tutoring sessions.

The Disability Services office will fund one hour of tutoring per week for the duration of the semester. You will be required to fund any additional tutoring time that is needed for that course.

If you need additional tutoring for other courses, please contact the director for an appointment to discuss these needs. If you are having any difficulties with a tutor, please notify the director as soon as possible.

Note Takers

If you are in need of a note taker, please contact Disability Services department at extension 6135 to make an appointment with the director of academic advising and disability services.

The director will work with the professor of the course to make the best selection of a note taker for you. You may be asked to provide names of students you know in the course who might serve as good note takers. This process can take up to two weeks, so do not hesitate in discussing your need with the director. Once the student has agreed to be a note taker for you and the Disability Services office has supplied them with the necessary materials to provide copies of their notes to you, you will be notified of the student’s name and contact number. It is your responsibility to contact the student and discuss how often you would like to receive copies of the notes and how the student should provide those notes to you (i.e. at the end of class, in your mail box, in class the following day).

If you need additional note takers for different courses, please contact the director for an appointment to discuss these needs. If you are having any difficulties with a note taker or receiving timely copies of the notes, please notify the director as soon as possible

Proctoring Exams

Students must contact the Disability Services office at extension 6159 at least one week prior to the exam to arrange a date and time that they would like to take the exam. Exams will always be given during the class period they are scheduled unless either the Disability Services schedule or the student’s schedule conflicts with that time. It is vital that students notify the Disability Services office at least one week ahead of time to give the professor and our staff time to arrange for the testing accommodations. The student will need to inform the Disability Services office of the date and time the exam will be given, the course name and the professor’s name.

If a student contacts the Disability Services office less than one week prior to the exam, our staff may not be able to proctor their exam, and the student will take the exam in the normal classroom setting. If a student is late to their scheduled testing time with Disability Services, the student may forfeit their extended time.

All exams will be procured from the professors prior to the start of the exam period. If an exam is given to a student, it must be in a signed, sealed envelope and handed to a Disability Services employee. At no time is a student allowed alone with an exam unless in testing situations. All exams will be returned to the professors in signed, sealed envelopes by employees of the Disability Services office. All backpacks, paperwork, etc., will be left in the Disability Services office during the time of the test and returned after the exam. Additional resources are only allowed with students during tests if authorized by their professor prior to the start of the exam.

Any student caught cheating during an exam that is proctored by Disability Services will be reported to the professor and the provost’s office. Students may be asked to leave their sweatshirts or other outer apparel in the Disability Services office when taking their exams.

Books on Tape

If you need books on tape, please contact the Disability Services department at extension 6135 to make an appointment with the director of academic advising and disability services.

The books are ordered from Reading for the Blind and Dyslexic and typically take a minimum of two weeks for delivery. Students are encouraged to discuss this need with the director prior to the start of the semester so that books on tape can be ordered and received before they are needed.

Tape players and CD players are provided to students from the Disability Services office when the books are picked up. They are on loan to students for the semester and must be returned at the end of the semester. Any student who keeps a tape player after the semester has concluded will have their student account charged for the replacement cost. This charge may delay registration for the next semester, the receipt of official transcripts and/or may result in their inability to use further tape players/books on tape through Disability Services.