Disability Services - Services for Students
We assist students by:
- Providing information to students seeking disability services on campus.
- Verifying student documentation to establish eligibility for disability related services.
- Providing a Letter of Accommodation for students to present to faculty that includes
accommodations identified for individual students.
- Providing support to students with disabilities via counseling, advocacy, referral etc.
- Coordinating and administering accommodated exams in the DS Testing Room.
- Providing disability-related technical assistance, auxiliary aids/services, etc.
- Clarifying student and faculty roles and responsibilities
The Student's Responsibilities
At the beginning of each academic year, students seeking accommodation services need to:
- Indicated to Disability Services (DS) their desire to receive accommodation services by coming in to the office and picking up their Letter of Accommodation for each professor;
- If requested, provide updated, relevant, and current disability documentation;
- Complete any necessary forms for requesting accommodations (i.e., requests for textbooks, note takers, equipment, etc…);
- Meet with their professors to discuss their individual accommodations.
Student Testing Rules
Disability Services also provides accommodated proctored testing services. To use these services students are required to read and understand the testing rules. Students will be asked to sign these rules the first time they test with Disability Services.
If eligible to take exams in the accommodated testing room, students must notify their professor and follow the testing rules below:
Students must make testing appointments 24 hours in advance
Students must schedule their test for the same day and time as their class
Students must arrive on time for their exams
Students must be ready to begin their exam when they arrive
All cell phones must remain in Room 149 - no exceptions! The same is ture for I-Pod, MP3 player, laptops, tablets, etc.
Student shoudl go to the bathroom BEFORE they begin testing as hey may not be allowed to after they begin
Students may not take apart stapled exams
No talking is allowed in the testing room
No hats are allowed in testing room
Paper, Scantron, pencil or pen will be provided for students
Cheating will be reported immediately to the professor
Exceptions to these rules are considered on a case by case basis.
To schedule an exam with accommodations students may-
- call 906-635-2355 or x2355 from on campus,
- send an e-mail to email@example.com, or
- stop by Room 103 or 149 in the Library.
Disability Services Policies for Proctors
- Make sure that M-Client is running and keep program on-screen.
- If a student enters the room with a hat, call x2355.
- If the testing room is fairly empty and students sit in close proximity of each other, go and ask students to move.
- If you cannot fully view someone due to camera placement or angle, ask them to move to a spot where you can see them.
- Have Daily Proctoring Log available for documentation.
- If you see something suspicious notify Disability Services immediately and document date/time, channel/desk #, proctor’s name.
- If you suspect a student has unapproved materials or exhibits suspicious behaviors call Disability Services and document (i.e., notes, dictionary, phone, electronic device, papers pulled under desk, folding notes, etc.).
- When in doubt of behavior or materials, call Disability Services and document.
- Proctors must watch video screens whenever students are testing. This means proctors cannot do homework, watch videos, be on Facebook, games, phones, tablets, or other visual distracters.
- Isolation rooms are not available after 5 PM.