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Student Accommodations & Accessibility Office

Resources for Faculty

Resources for Faculty


The week before the semester starts, approved Accommodations Plans will be emailed to faculty for the students in their courses. The plan will include all of the accommodations available to the student.

Students with accommodations should reach out to their course instructors either before classes start or within the first two weeks of the course to discuss their accommodations. 

Instructors are encouraged to have these discussions in a private setting to ensure the student’s privacy. Once instructors have discussed and understand the accommodations, they should sign the signature sheet.

Students can request to utilize their accommodations at any point during the semester, but they are not retroactive. 

Temporary Accommodations Plans will be sent out throughout the semester as needed. Contact for any questions or concerns.

Test Accommodations

Note: “Test” can include exams, quizzes, midterms, finals, etc. 

At the beginning of each semester, students with accommodations should meet with each of their course instructors to discuss their accommodations. Test accommodations might include extended time, alternate formats, assistive technology, or a test proctor. If you have any questions about how to provide these accommodations, please email

Scheduling Accommodated Tests (Individual Test Room, Proctor, Etc.) 

  • If the syllabus for your course includes a calendar of test dates, encourage the student to forward those dates and times to when you meet at the beginning of the semester. 
  • At least 48 hours before each test, the student should email to schedule their appointment. They should CC you on this email. When you get that email:
    • If the student needs a physical copy of the test:
      • Email a copy of the test to be printed, or drop off a physical copy of the test before the student’s appointment. 
      • Please let the Student Accommodations & Accessibility Office know how you would like the test to be returned to you.
    • If the online test is not available in the quiz lab:
      • Email the following information:
        • Student’s name, course name, and test name
        • Anything the student is allowed for the exam (calculator, note card, etc.) 
        • Any passwords for the proctor to enter 
    • If the online test is available in the quiz lab, the test proctor will follow the instructions in the Quiz Lab sheet.
Other Resources

The Student Accommodations Specialist will provide workshops and trainings throughout the year, both online and in person. 

Every month, the Student Accommodations Specialist emails out the Accessibility Newsletter to faculty and staff. The newsletter includes tips on how to make Canvas more accessible, updates, and resources on accessibility and disability. 

If you have any questions or topics you’d like to have a training in, please email

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