Although we do not yet have an official policy, we have a "working
policy" on this. First, the student is encouraged to approach the prof
and ask for the special accommodations (e.g., extra time on the exam).
If, however, the student is reluctant for some reason, the Disabilities
coordinator will help out. It is technically up to the prof whether or
not to grant the accommodations. The prof is speaking on behalf of the
university, and the University is accountable to the Human Rights
As far as the place and supervision for exam writing, it is up in the
air. Because the University has no special area and has made no special
arrangements for supervision, the profs assume the Learning Skills Centre
will do it all. Occasionally the LSC will supervise an exam (one person
there likes to do this kind of thing), but then the student usually tries
to write amid chaos. My position is that profs are responsible for
preparing, giving, and marking exams. I hope this helps.
Jim Bell Ph. (604) 960-6365
Learning Skills Centre Fax (604) 960-6330
University of Northern BC email [log in to unmask]
3333 University Way
Prince George, BC
Canada V2N 4Z9
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 1996 09:59:39 ADT
From: Roberta Lee <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: students with learning disabilities
Does anyone out there have a system that works well for
test and exams of students with learning disabilities ? When these
students have special compensations, for example, extra time and use
of a computer, what have you set up regarding
-application to prof?
-place to take test, exam?
-invigilation of exam?
Thank you! Roberta Lee [log in to unmask]
p.o. box 5050
Saint John, N.B. E2L 4L5