Easy step-by-step instruction guides are posted to help students navigate the new system.
SSD staff can now track what accommodations have been requested for each student enabling better communication with instructors.
Paper accommodation letter delivery requirement eliminated.
Accommodation letters are now emailed to instructors.
Students now request their accommodation letters online and they are sent the next business day electronically to the instructor’s official Columbia email.
They look different; may look like it is coming from outside the college. However, the subject line is very clear and identifiable: “[SSD] student name - BIOL 140.01 - BIOLOGY OF THE HUMAN IMMUNE SYSTEM (CRN: BIOL14001) - Accommodation Letter Fall 2020.”
It is important to check instructor’s official Columbia email daily. Accommodations begin when letters are emailed, whether or not the email is opened. Failure to comply with accommodation requests could result in legal liability for the College and the instructor.
Testing accommodations revisions.
Testing accommodations have been updated.
Currently, the SSD office staff is not available for on-campus test proctoring.
For timed online assessments, students should email their instructor the Remote Test Scheduling form posted on our website.
Instructors complete the fillable form, adjust the student’s testing time in Canvas, and email the completed form back to the student and SSD.