Provision of a student’s ADA-related accommodations for coursework, housing and internships.
Student accommodations can address issues associated with:
- Mobility and temporary disabilities
- Vision and hearing
- Learning disabilities
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Mental Health
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Any disability recognized by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAA) and the federal Fair Housing Act of 1968
Accommodations can include:
- Note takers and reader/scribes
- American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreters
- Assistive technology, including books in alternative format
- Extended time and alternative environments for exams
- Priority registration
- Authorization for the use of service and assistance animals on campus
- Detail on other accommodations are listed in the Accommodations Glossary
Resources and Training for Students, Faculty and Staff:
- Disability-related training and presentations
- American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreters for classes and events
- Consultation on accommodations and accessibility
- Advice regarding ADA accommodations during events.
For course registration assistance:
- The student will need to have met with their academic advisor, cleared of financial or academic holds, and have a list of classes ready with call numbers and bring this information to the appointment with CASS staff.
- The list of classes should not be dropped off at CASS. The student needs to be present during the registration process
- Students coming in after the 3rd week of the registration process may find many classes closed. CASS DOES NOT HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO RE-OPEN A CLOSED CLASS.
- If a class is closed, it will be the student’s responsibility to obtain the appropriate paperwork with signatures from the professor and individual departments in order to enroll for that course.
- This process is particularly important for students that have mobility-related disabilities. They should not be registered for courses that are held in inaccessible classrooms.
- The American with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 state that a student with a disability has the right to take exams with appropriate accommodations that allow him or her to demonstrate their abilities rather than focus on their disability. Depending on the student and the exam, one or more accommodations may be needed. The student is responsible to schedule their examinations to be taken at the CASS testing center three working days in advance to secure space and provide time for any special preparations for the test (e.g. large print formats).
- The student needs to take their exam or quiz at the same time and date as the other students in the same class unless the professor gives permission for a different time when a conflict exists. These circumstances can include:
- The student has another class immediately after the course the student is scheduled to take the exam. If so, the student will need to speak with the professor to get permission to take the exam at a different time such as earlier or later that day, the day before or after, or at another date and time specified by the professor.
- CASS does not have the authority to change the date or time of the scheduled exam. The new time must be approved by the professor.
- Students are encouraged to schedule their classes at least one hour apart to allow for the extended time.
Exams proctored by the professor:The professor should administer an exam with the authorized accommodations within their classroom or department. However, CASS is available to proctor exams, in Room 106 Union East Building if the professor cannot administer the exam with the student’s accommodations because:
- They are unable to provide the required extended time
- They do not have use of the space and/or adaptive technology available for the whole time that it is needed
- If the professor administers the exam, he or she will be responsible for providing all accommodations necessary for the exam
- The student must notify CASS three working days in advance prior to the scheduled exam to ensure proctoring space is available. Any exam scheduled with less than the three working days’ notice WILL NOT be proctored at CASS, no exceptions.
- CASS is responsible for maintaining the integrity and security of an exam. Thus, students are monitored during the exam by video/audio equipment and CASS staff. Any student suspected of academic dishonesty will be reported to the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution (OSCCR) <http://sa.utep.edu/osccr> immediately.
Students are expected to complete their exam within the allotted extended time.
Exams Proctored at CASS:
The student must notify CASS three working days in advance prior of their scheduled exams to ensure proctoring space is available. Any exam scheduled with less than the three working days-notice WILL NOT be proctored at CASS, no exceptions.
- CASS is responsible for maintaining the integrity and security of an exam. Thus, students are monitored during the exam by video/audio equipment and CASS staff. Any student suspected of academic dishonesty will be reported to the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution (OSCCR) immediately, http://sa.utep.edu/osccr.
- Students are expected to complete their exam within the allotted extended time
- Only items that have been approved by the professor will be allowed into the testing area
- Backpacks, fanny packs, purses, caps/hats, cells phones, pagers, disc players, or any other electronic equipment will not be allowed into the testing area
CASS is unable to pick up last minute exams. Therefore, if the exam is not at CASS by the scheduled date and time, it will be the responsibility of the student to make other arrangements with the professor