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Hi Karyn:

We had a similar request in the past, which offered a chance to create a much-needed policy, with significant support from Academic Affairs.  We ask that faculty make every effort to facilitate the accommodation.  We will, on a case-by-case basis, help out if logistics prove insumountable (usually when an adjunct professor is not able to be flexible) and proctor a test in our center.

I think you are quite correct in worrying about staffing and space to meet what will turn out to be an increasing number of requests for reduced-distraction enviroments. While our School of Law handles its own accomodations, we've seen a significant increase in the past two years for this specific accommodation in our undergrad and non-law grad audiences.

Good luck,

Andrew Delohery, Director
The Learning Center
Quinnipiac University


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Sent: Monday, December 01, 2008 4:31 PM
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Subject: accommodation question

Hello friends



Our Disability Support Services office has not, historically, provided
testing accommodations for our law school students. They have in the
past been taken care of by an office within the law school itself. They
are now seeking our support for proctoring their exams and they list
private room as an accommodation. While I completely understand the need
for a separate, distraction-free testing environment, is a private room
going overboard? The amount of staffing needed in order to provide this
depth of support is overwhelming.



Can someone who provides accommodations for this level of graduate work
provide some insight? We do not provide private rooms for testing for
our other students eligible for this accommodation.



Thank you,

Karyn



Karyn L. Schulz, Ed.D.

Interim Director

Disability Services

University of Baltimore

Division of Student Affairs

P: (410) 837-4141

F: (410) 837-4932

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