Information for Faculty and Staff

Instructor Rights

As an instructor, you have the right to:
  • Identify and establish standards for courses and academic programs
  • Verify through Accessibility Services the eligibility for and nature of accommodations before provision of accommodations occurs
  • Request assistance and resources from Accessibility Services

Instructor Responsibilities

As an instructor, you have the responsibility to:
  • Evaluate students solely on the basis of their academic performance
  • Work with the student and Accessibility Services to ensure the provision of reasonable accommodations
  • Foster an accessible learning environment to all learners
  • Address concerns about accommodations with Accessibility Services

Notification of Students’ Accommodations

Students are responsible for notifying instructors of academic accommodations (preferably at the beginning of each semester) through the channels put in place by Accessibility Services. When a student notifies an instructor of accommodations, the instructor will receive an automatically generated email indicating they have a student who has accommodations. Instructors can view current students enrolled in their courses who have notified the instructor about approved accommodations. The student is responsible for initiating a meeting with the instructor to discuss provisions of their accommodations. We ask that instructors enter a meeting summary in the comments section and check the box indicating that they have met with the student.

Accommodated Testing

Students approved for extended time on tests and quizzes and/or reduced distraction test administration are permitted to use the alternate testing room in the Wellness Center, at the instructor’s request.

Alternate Testing Room Procedures

  • The instructor will initiate the process by filling out the Alternate Testing Site Form at least 2 business days before the test is to be administered. If it is necessary for the student to take the test at a specific time or date, this should be noted on the form and communicated to the student.
  • The student will be prompted to make an appointment for their testing slot (wofford.medicatconnect.com).
  • Once the appointment has been confirmed, the instructor will be prompted to send a PDF (uneditable) version of the test to Accessibility Services (accessibilityservices@wofford.edu).
  • At the designated time of the test, the student will sign the Wofford College Honor Pledge and Alternate Testing Site Agreement.
  • Accessibility Services will return the completed test to the instructor in PDF format (unless other arrangements have been made).

Students will be monitored by video during testing. Instructors may request footage up to 25 days after the test has been administered.

For more information about using the testing room contact Sandy Hammett, Case Manager at x4375 or hammettsc@wofford.edu