Faculty Resources

Working with students who have accomodations

If you were unable to attend the summer workshop to assist with curriculum development for school year 2020-2021 the recording is available here: Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Training on 6/29/2020 . More resources are available on the Tips for Creating Accessible Course Materials web page.

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Gretchen Hormel
Access and Support Services Coordinator



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Additional information and resources

Testing accommodations

If you have a student in your class who is registered with the Access Services Office and has exam proctoring as an accommodation, please do the following:

  • Go to the Exam Proctoring Center website and submit a Proctoring Request Form. Provide the exam as soon as possible, at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance of the exam. Please note: The “Disabilities Services Students” paragraph provides the specifics applicable to your needs.
  • The exam proctoring office has set days and hours. Please be aware that schedule flexibility is essential, allowing a day or two between the earliest date that a proctored exam may be administered to the last date allowed. This will provide the Proctor flexibility to work with the student’s schedule, as well as the testing center’s schedule, to calendar the student’s proctored exam.
  • The Exam Proctoring Center website includes instructions for students, whose schedules have a tremendous influence on when the exam can be added to the Proctor’s schedule. Therefore, students do not have to wait for a Proctoring Request Form to be submitted by the instructor. The student can submit an online form, Student Scheduling Request – Student Use, to initiate the scheduling process. If a proctoring request form has not been submitted by the instructor first, then the instructor will be copied on the Scheduling Confirmation email with a statement and link in order that a Proctoring Request Form can be readily submitted — Proctor Request Form – Instructor Use.
  •  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to visit the Exam Proctor Center, located in the Learning Commons, or call the Exam Proctor Center at 509.372.7191. You can also email tricities.testingcenter@wsu.edu

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Grievance policy

Faculty members may raise questions and concerns about disability services/accommodations, especially when they believe a requested accommodation may be a fundamental alteration to their course. If a faculty member reasonably believes an accommodation constitutes a fundamental alteration of their academic requirements or program, the faculty member should contact the student’s Access Advisor (the person listed in the faculty notification letter) and not to the student seeking the accommodation. If communication between the faculty member and the Access Advisor does not resolve the concern of a fundamental alteration, an ad hoc committee will be formed. The ad hoc committee may include: the faculty member, department chair, associate dean, Access Advisor, ADA Coordinator, and/or others with knowledge of the academic area, related licensing requirements, applicable accreditation standards, the student’s disability, and accommodation methods. This committee will decide whether the requested accommodation constitutes a fundamental alteration of the academic requirements or program. This committee is considered a part of the interactive process, which is required by law. In the meantime, faculty members are still obligated to provide all uncontested accommodations as stated in the faculty notification letter until resolution is reached. If the ad hoc committee decides an accommodation is not a fundamental alteration, the accommodation will be provided retroactively to the date of the faculty notification.

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