FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a reasonable accommodation?

  • How do I know a student in my course requires an accommodation?

  • What do I do after I receive an electronic Instructor Letter?

  • What do I do after I receive an electronic “Proctor Request?” Do I need to arrange for a proctor?

  • The student’s Instructor Letter states that the student requires an alternate (or private) exam location. Do I have to provide a room?

  • I have several students in my class that require an alternate exam time. Can I schedule them to take the exam with the DSP students and proctor?

  • A DSP student submitted a proctor request VERY late. Do I have to accommodate this student?

  • Am I obligated to provide for an accommodation after the exam has been given?

  • What is a “Modified Exam Format?

  • Should I check in with the DSP student(s) and proctor during the exam?

  • If I have a question about arranging an exam accommodation, who can I call?

  • If a student has not submitted a proctor request, do I have to accommodate the student?

  • Do I have to provide an accommodation for a student that is not registered with DSP?

  • How do I know that the accommodation requested by the student is appropriate and legitimate?

  • What should I do if a student tries to give me his/her documentation?

  • What if one of my students has requested accommodations that I believe will alter the essential components of my course?

  • Who determines the accommodations for a student with a disability?

  • Am I being asked to compromise academic standards or give the student with a disability an advantage?

  • By making certain accommodations to students with disabilities, am I not discriminating against the other students who would probably prefer such things as extended time for tests, etc.?

  • Why am I not informed of the nature of a student's disability and the reasons for requesting accommodation?

  • If a student requests an accommodation that is not specified on his or her instructor letter for my course, what should I do?

  • Do I need to modify my typical grading process for someone with a disability?

  • How do I provide the accommodation of "extended time (double time)" for pop quizzes?

  • Are the rules for student conduct different when the student with a disability is misbehaving, threatening or rude?

  • Are all students with disabilities registered with Disabled Students Program?

  • What are the consequences if I do not provide the requested accommodations?

  • How can I tell when a student is "faking" a disability?

  • Do I have to provide extended time for take home essay/exams?