As many of you know, the LSC is limited in both staffing and space to adequately handle the high volume of exam requests during the academic year. We would like exam proctoring by the LSC to be considered as a secondary, not primary method of delivering accommodations. Unless there are special circumstances (such as the use of a computer), there is no established reason students must take their exams in the library. As a result we are asking for the cooperation of you and your instructors in the following:
If after speaking with your instructor, you determine the need to still take exams through the LSC, please complete the following procedure in this order:
• IT IS IMPORTANT FOR STUDENTS TO KNOW our LSC Exam Proctoring Policy: if we receive less than the stated 5 day notice, we may not be able to arrange your exam in a timely manner to provide the requested accommodations.
• If the test/quiz is scheduled by your instructor with less than 5 days’ notice, please contact the LSC office immediately so that we can work with you to make appropriate arrangements.
Occasionally a Student may find a specific course or science lab requires modifications, services or course specific accommodations. Often this will require meetings and coordination between the student, the course faculty member and the LSC staff. The faculty member’s input regarding the course goals objectives and requirements will be pivotal in determining appropriate accommodations. Students should contact the LSC to begin the process of determining course specific accommodations.
In most cases, class attendance is critical to a student’s mastery of the knowledge and skills that are taught in a specific course and students are expected to follow the attendance policy established by the instructor in each class. If a qualified student with a disability believes it may not be possible to abide by the attendance policy due to disability-related reasons, the student should contact the Learning Support Center at the beginning of the semester, or as soon as possible after the need for an exception arises, to discuss the matter of a possible accommodation. The LSC staff member and the student will meet with the faculty members to determine whether reasonable adjustments can be made which does not later the nature of the course or the essential educational experience.
Students are responsible for discussing the implementation of the accommodations with their faculty members. The majority of accommodations requested by students at Albion College are easily arranged and implemented. Faculty members are receptive and eager to assist students in being successful. They have experience in the best methods to implement these accommodations in their courses. They welcome the opportunity to provide equal access. However in some instance the requested accommodation may require instructor input to determine whether that the accommodation is appropriate for the class.
Note takers are peer volunteers from the student's class who are willing to share their notes. Volunteer note takers may provide notes using a variety of formats. Some note takers review and type their notes before passing them to the student. Others use a notebook containing numbered carbonless paper. The note taker gives the student the copy at the end of the class period. When more than one student in the class requires notes the note taker may be asked to use a smart pen which allows electronic sharing of notes and audio. Students should request note takers by completing the online Notetaker Form.
The LSC staff will make arrangements by contacting your faculty member who will ask for a peer volunteer (without providing your name or the reason for this request). Once a volunteer is located you will be sent the email address of the student volunteer and can make arrangements for obtaining the notes.