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Faculty & Staff Resources


Exam Accommodations - You may have a student in your class that is afforded exam accommodations. Please click to read how students register to take an exam with CAS, the testing center guidelines, and instructor responsibilities.


How does a student become eligible for services?
In order to determine eligibility for an academic adjustment/auxiliary aid, the student must register at Center for Access and Success (CAS) and provide documentation of a disability. Visit Documentation Guidelines for explicit details.  


How to Teach and Accommodate Students with Disabilities - This is a new section of our Faculty Resources that should provide you with some basic information on how you can best accommodate and teach students in your classes with disabilities.  The information is split up into different categories depending on the nature of the disability your students may have.  Please click here to read about it! If you have additional questions, feel free to contact CAS.


How to Accommodate Various Learning Styles - This is also a new section of our Faculty Resources that will provide you with some basic information about the different learning styles that you encounter in your students, and how best to both recognize and accommodate them in your classroom. Please click here to learn more.


Universal Design is a framework for designing educational environments that enable all learners to gain knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm for learning. By incorporating supports for particular students, it is possible to improve learning experiences for everyone.


Helping a Student in Distress - As a faculty or staff member interacting daily with students, you are in an excellent position to recognize behavior changes that characterize the emotionally troubled student. Please visit UMD’s Counseling Center for more information on how to recognize some of the signs of a student in distress.   


The Student Alert Group Engagement [SAGE] program is a way of identifying, helping, and retaining students of concern using a cross-campus approach. Students are referred to the SAGE program by UMass Dartmouth faculty, staff, or administrators via a secured website when the students exhibit behavior that causes a concern, or appear to be "at-risk." Read more about this program.


In the occasion a department holds a special event or conference in which service providers are needed to give people with disabilities access to content, the Center for Access & Success will put forward their best efforts obtaining the proper person. However, it is the hosting department, club, or organization's financial and ultimate responsibility to provide the accommodation.

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