Proctoring professors' exams for students with disabilities requires responsive communication between faculty and Disability Services. A student requesting testing accommodations should meet with his or her professor within the first few weeks of a course. At this meeting, the student should discuss the type and method of accommodation he or she will need. The faculty will receive an e-mail from Disability Services at the beginning of the semester verifying the student's eligibility for accommodations.
Faculty members may determine whether accommodated tests will be administered by Disability Services or in another appropriate location. If tests will be administered by Disability Services, instructors are requested to send exams at least 24 hours in advance. This ensures the exam accommodations can be properly made and the student won't be waiting for the exam to arrive.
The student should remind his or her professor at least one week before each test that he or she is receiving testing accommodations. If an instructor is unable to proctor the student's exam, the student can request to take the exam at the Teaching and Learning Center.
If a student plans to have Disability Services proctor his or her exam, the student is responsible for turning in a completed Test Procotoring Requst on line, at least one week prior to each exam he or she needs to take in the Teaching and Learning Center. The student is encouraged to speak to their professor before completing this form. After receiving the test proctoring request from a student, the Teaching and Learning Center will follow up with the faculty for any additional confirmation and information, as well as a reminder to secure the exam in advance.
Unless specifically allowed by the instructor, books, notes, cell phones, or any test-related material will not be allowed into the testing room. Students are permitted to exit the testing room only to use the restroom.
If a change in testing arrangements is necessary, Disability Services must be notified as soon as the student or professor knows of the change. If a student wishes to reschedule an exam, Disability Services must have written or verbal approval from the instructor. Repeated failures of a student to show up for a proctored exam may result in loss of privileges to take exams at Disability Services. It is the student's responsibility to talk to the professor regarding his or her failure to show up for the exam, and if possible, to reschedule the exam.
Students are told specifically not to take tests without the accommodations for which they have been approved. If the accommodation, as arranged by the faculty member, is not appropriate or if a faculty member refuses to make an approved accommodation, the student should refuse to take the test and notify Disability Services and the school or college responsible for the course immediately.