Posts Tagged ‘accommodations’

CITL Answers – October 2011

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Question: Does Emerson College request faculty follow specific guidelines when prepar­ing course syllabi?

CITL’s Answer: Yes, the Office of Academic Affairs requests that faculty follow the Guide­lines for Syllabi. It lists the elements that all syllabi should contain. And it offers useful language for the statement about plagiarism and the statement that provides information about academic accommodations for disabilities. The Guidelines for Syllabi document is updated as needed. You can request a copy from

CITL Answers – November 2009

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

Question:  Several students have asked me for accommodations for quizzes and exams, attendance, and assignment due dates.  They told me they have disabilities.  How should I respond to these requests?

CITL’s Answer: The first thing you should do is ask students if they have been to see the Disability Services Officer (DSO) to discuss his situation.  If they have not, you can direct them to Diane Paxton at the Lacerte Family Writing and Academic Resource Center at x8592.  Once students have collaborated with her, they will deliver to you a letter that describes the approved accommodations for your course.  If you have an questions about how you can accommodate students, please contact Diane Paxton.