Gabby Mallet, the Director of University Access Programs, shared some timely information about the Alpha program and students with accommodations.
The perspective of UAP is that all students need access. In addition, federal law protects the rights of individuals with disabilities. This law requires the provision of regular or special education and related aids and services designed to meet the student’s individual educational needs as adequately as the needs of nondisabled students are met.
The Alpha Scholars office seeks to work with each student and their individual needs to provide accommodations appropriate for each class.
Students are required to provide faculty with their accommodations paperwork. This paperwork then triggers the noted accommodations. They don’t go into effect until the faculty is given the paperwork. Gabby reminded us that we provide access, not success. Students are responsible for success with their access.
Gabby explained some of the accommodations that are available and the accompanying paperwork. This link has helpful information about note-taking and recording policies and the exam policy. Many of the questions raised by faculty are addressed here. This link includes additional information on exam location and time, note-taking, access to professor’s slides, and more.
Gabby and her team value partnering with faculty. Please reach out to Gabby Mallet or Abbey Green for assistance or questions.