Faculty and Proxy Resources
The Disabled Students Program (DSP) at UCSB exists to ensure the institution has a mechanism for students, staff and faculty to provide equal access to education for students living with disabilities. We organize the campus’ response to the Americans with Disabilities Act, Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1974, and arrange for academic adjustments both laws call for.
All students present current documentation from a qualified clinician (medical doctor, psychiatrist, psychologist, MFT, LCSW, Licensed Educational Psychologist, etc.) which states the functional limitations of the condition the student is living with. If these limitations rise to the level of a disability, appropriate accommodations are determined and approved by the DSP Specialist. Each student is evaluated on a case-by-case basis, and is provided with a set of guidelines to follow prior to activating their accommodations each quarter.
Providing accommodations for students with disabilities is a shared responsibility between the student, the Disabled Students Program, and the faculty or academic department.
Institutional Responsibility for Providing Accommodations to Students with Disabilities
- Instructor Letter to Faculty
- Timely Requests. DSP recommends a minimum of 10 days notice to ensure accommodation can be granted
- Meeting with faculty before exams (strongly encouraged)
- Organizing Exam Accommodations
- Hiring and Training Proctors
Faculty/Academic Department Responsibility
- Responding to accommodation requests/email notifications by securing location for exam if necessary and completing necessary parameters indicated in DSP portal system