Alternative Testing FAQs will provide instructors with helpful information related to alternative testing procedures at the University. If you have any questions please contact DRS at (412) 648-7890.
Recommended Syllabus Statement
On February 27, 2001, the Faculty Assembly unanimously passed a resolution to include the following statement on course syllabi:
“If you have a disability for which you are or may be requesting an accommodation, you are encouraged to contact both your instructor and Disability Resources and Services, 140 William Pitt Union, 412-648-7890 as early as possible in the term.”
Disability Notification Letter
DRS reviews documentation related to a student’s disability, provides verification of the disability, and recommends reasonable accommodations for specific courses. Once a student has met with a Disability Specialist and the student’s documentation has been reviewed to ensure that it meets University guidelines, reasonable accommodations are determined. A Disability Notification letter is issued and instructors are notified electronically.
Instructors are responsible for reviewing the Disability Notification letter and providing reasonable accommodations as they apply to their course. If Instructors have questions regarding the accommodations, they may contact the student’s Disability Specialist listed on the Disability Notification letter.
Faculty members are encouraged to administer exams either in class or within the academic department when accommodated testing is required. Alternatively, exams can be administered by the University of Pittsburgh Testing Center (UPTC). In this case, a student must schedule the exam via my.pitt.edu within three business days (72 business hours) of the scheduled exam date and time.
Coming soon: More information regarding the exam accommodation process through UPTC.