II. General Regulations

Academic Accommodation for Students with Disabilities, Guidelines and Procedures

7. Provision of Academic Accommodation - Graduate Students

  1. Requests for academic accommodation not included in Section 6 (e.g., alternate formats for Examinations, or alternate dates for Examinations) must be reached on a case by case basis. For these types of requests, the CSD will provide the Course Instructor with formal written notification of the need for the academic accommodation as supported by the student’s documented assessment (“Notification”). Course Instructors are encouraged to contact the CSD to discuss the request if the accommodation requested by the student is not consistent with the Notification, or if there are questions related to the impact of the accommodation on the Academic Integrity of the course.

  2. Students requesting accommodations for in-course academic deadlines (i.e., extension of an assignment ) must normally submit those requests at least 7 days prior to the in-course academic deadline

  3. If consensus on academic accommodation cannot be reached between the student and Course Instructor, the CSD should be consulted for advice. If consensus cannot be reached, the Course Instructor shall consult the Graduate Program Coordinator.

  4. If, after consultation with the Graduate Program Coordinator, consensus still cannot be reached between the Course Instructor and the student, the Graduate Program Coordinator shall provide within 5 working days a report to both the Assistant Vice-President (Graduate Studies) and the College Dean (or designate) who has oversight responsibility for the graduate program. The Graduate Program Coordinator’s report will include the Notification from CSD, information on the learning objectives of the program or course(s), and the type(s) of academic accommodation proposed. Within 5 working days of the receipt of this report, the A.V.P. (Graduate Studies) and the Dean (or designate) shall make the decision on the type(s) of academic accommodation to be provided and advise the parties in writing.

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