The University of Georgia Disability Resource Center
- Instructor Information:
- Students who are eligible to receive disability-related extensions are responsible for meeting with each instructor to discuss their accommodation.
- Disability-related extensions are recommended for students with chronic disabilities.
- Instructors are asked to consider flexibility in situations where a student's disability directly impacts ability to complete an assignment in the allotted time. Instructors are not asked to lower academic standards or provide adjustments that are excessive or contradictory to stated course objectives. Based on this, it is up to each instructor to decide how many extensions are to be allowed and a reasonable time frame for the extension.
- Students are responsible for keeping their instructors, health care practitioners, and disability coordinator informed of their current health status.
- Student Responsibilities:
- Meet with instructors to discuss your specific disability-related needs for the class. While the DRC requests that instructors consider the impact a student's disability may have on completing assignments, instructors are not expected to compromise the essential course requirements or fundamentally alter the course. It is up to each instructor to decide how many extensions are to be allowed and reasonable time frames for the extension.
- Keep instructors, health practitioners, and your disability coordinator informed as to your current health status. It is recommended that you send an email confirmation to your instructor and disability coordinator regarding arrangements for these accommodations.
- Provide verification of absences from health practitioners for instructors when requested.
Revised December 2008