Faculty Resources

The ACCESS offices partners with faculty to provide guidance, support, and training as we work to support students.




Beginning Spring 2024, students with testing accommodations that can be met in the Testing Center, will be directed to schedule their exams in the general Testing Center on their respective campus. If a student feels they have extenuating circumstances that would make them eligible to test in the ACCESS Office, they will need to speak to their ACCESS Advisor for assistance.

ACCESS Faculty Guide

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AIM Faculty Manual  (currently being revised)

AIM Faculty Portal FAQ


Online Platform Exam Calculator


Faculty Resources

Faculty Rights and Responsibilities

Faculty have the right to: 

  • Ask for verification of the student’s eligibility for accommodations from the ACCESS Office.
  •  Consult with the ACCESS Office staff as appropriate to assist in providing reasonable and appropriate accommodations.
  •  Expect students with disabilities to meet the same academic standards as their peers.
  •  Expect that the ACCESS Office will use appropriate test security measures to protect the integrity of exams given.

It is the faculty's responsibility to:

  •  Meet with students confidentially to discuss disability-related needs.
  •  Provide classroom materials in alternative format when requested - This may require consultation and/or coordination with the ACCESS Office.
  •  Work collaboratively with the ACCESS Office in providing appropriate and timely academic accommodations for their courses.
  •  Provide accessible times that the student with a disability can meet to discuss academic needs, accommodations, and services. 
  • Provide ACCESS student tests / exams through Faculty AIM Portal prior to the testing time. 
  • Indicate testing details (i.e., time-allotted, materials permitted) on Exam Instructions provided to the ACCESS Office through Faculty AIM Portal.

Classroom Assistance and Best Practices

What do I do when I receive an accommodation request?

First, read the accommodation request carefully. It is a formal notice signifying that the student has furnished the college with appropriate documentation of a disability which he or she feels will impact the teaching or learning situation. 


Second, discuss the request with the student in private. The form lists accommodations for which the student has provided proof and the types of adaptations which have been recommended by the ACCESS Office. 


Third, all students must be able to meet the essential competencies for your course; if the student cannot meet the competencies due to a disability, then he/she must be given an opportunity to meet them with reasonable accommodations.


Please do not hesitate to contact our office at (972) 881-5898 if you have any questions in reference about accommodations.