Winthrop University: Information for Faculty and Staff

Office of Accessibility


Information for Faculty and Staff


Instructor Responsibilities

As an instructor, you have the responsibility to:

  • Notify students that accommodations are available and coordinated through the Office of Accessibility (OA). A statement on the course syllabus and an announcement on the first day of class would be helpful

  • Provide accommodations in a fair and timely manner

  • Report conflicts or concerns regarding accommodations to the OA professional staff

  • Respect the confidential nature of disability-related information


Instructor Rights

 As an instructor, you have the right to:

  • Assess student progress and assign grades accordingly

  • Challenge an accommodation that would jeopardize the academic standards or integrity of the course

  • Determine the content and fundamental rigor of the course  

  • Expect that all students will adhere to the Student Conduct Code

  • Understand how a student's disability will impact his or her participation in class  


Accommodated Testing

  • Students using the Test Center are expected to schedule tests at least 3 business days in advance. In order to schedule a test, the student must complete an online registration form.

  • For each test requested by the student and approved to be taken in the Test Center, the Test Center staff will notify you for approval and send you an online form to complete (Note: This form must be completd for all tests, regardless of delivery method (emailed or hand delivered).

  • If you plan to e-mail the test to the Test Center, please be sure to send it prior to the test date. Otherwise, the Test Center should be notified that the test will be hand delivered by the instructor.

For more information about using the Test Center contact Karen Medlin, Testing Center Operations Manager, at #6173. You may also see our Test Center Guidelines for details on the student process.


Disability-Related Resources

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Guide Dog 101
Students with Seizure Disorders
Accessible Campus Map

Last Updated: 9/17/19