Meeting with Students

...and Completing the "Accommodation Implementation Plan" (AKA "The Blue Form")

Any students with disabilities seeking to implement approved academic accommodations must sit down with their professors to present a current Accommodation Letter (signed by Marni Jones), and to complete together an Accommodations Implementation Plan ("Blue Form") indicating what accommodations will be relevant to that course and how they will be implemented.

While students are encouraged to have this meeting in the first week of the semester, this is not mandatory, as what the ADA requires is that a student give "reasonable notice" when requesting an accommodation. Remember that some students may have mid-semester diagnoses, or may have believed that previously granted accommodations would no longer be necessary. We have determined "reasonable notification" to be approximately one week, but circumstances may necessitate either more or less advanced notice. When in doubt, please call Marni at 245-1734.

Because some accommodations may be implemented differently in different classes, and others may not be requested at all, it is critical that professors and students review and complete the Blue Form together.

Faculty should not sign the Form until it has been completed and all relevant fields (especially test dates, if proctoring is needed) have been filled in.

Thank you for taking the time to meet with each student who will need to document the accommodations that will be implemented in your class. Don't forget to:

  • ensure all relevant sections of the form are completed prior to signing
  • make a copy for you and the student
  • encourage your student(s) to return this form to the Disability Services Proctoring Center as soon as possible