Welcome back! We hope you've had a wonderful summer. Summer in Student Accessibility Services (SAS) has been full of exciting changes we would like to highlight for you.
In our continuous efforts to improve the accommodation experience for students, faculty, and staff, we are moving to an online accommodation management system called Accommodate. No more paper Student Academic Accommodation Request (SAAR) forms! Instructors will now receive a UNI email notification outlining the accommodation plan for each student enrolled in their course(s).
- Step-by-step instructions for faculty members is available online.
- Step-by-step instructions for students is also available online.
On Monday, August 13, students and faculty will start to receive Course Accessibility Letters via their UNI email regarding fall semester courses. Instructions for how to electronically review or sign the Course Accessibility Letter are found in the faculty and student online instructions.
You may have noticed from this communication or our website, we've changed names. This change better highlights the work we do supporting access and embracing disability as an identity that enriches the diversity of our community. With this name change our email address has also been updated to: firstname.lastname@example.org, as well as our website to sas.uni.edu.
Another exciting opportunity was presented to us this summer and we jumped at the chance. Student Accessibility Services (SAS) has moved to ITTC 007. Now located in the heart of campus, we hope students find our new space easier to access, while we're able to more easily collaborate with Examination Services and other campus partners nearby.
Upcoming Year of Collaboration
Whether you're a student, faculty, or staff member, we look forward to collaborating with you in the upcoming academic year. We anticipate the changes highlighted above will lead to further exciting opportunities that we can't wait to share with you.
We know with change comes questions. In turn, we've tried to proactively create guides and other resources to assist with all the change, but also know one on one support is sometimes better support. If you find yourself in need of that kind of help, please reach out.
The SAS Team