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March 13 Covid-19 Faculty Update

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Over the last 24 hours, we have been extremely busy researching solutions to issues that have come forward. I’m happy to announce there are several solutions in today’s update.   

Below are the targeted resources we’d like everyone to complete. As always, if you want more resources they can be found here:  

Zoom Resources  
Estimated time required: 10-15 minutes  

Canvas Resources  
Estimated time required: 10-30 minutes  

 Issues We’re Researching  

Announcements about Accessibility and the Learning Center               

The Office of Accessibility Resources remains open and ready to help.  

Students with disabilities have the right to reasonable accommodations, regardless of whether classes are hosted in person or online.  

Accommodations for students currently registered with OAR remain in place.  

Extended time on tests, exams, and quizzes is still possible in the online environment. Please continue to schedule your exams online as usual. Your instructors will receive notification of your exam time and accommodations when you do so, and they will be able to extend the time for your online exams.  

If you receive testing accommodations and would prefer to continue using the OAR testing space, be sure to note that fact on the exam scheduling form.   

You may find you have different accommodation needs as we make the shift to online course delivery. If you encounter disability-related barriers in the weeks ahead, you are encouraged to reach out to us at /716-829-7728 to talk about accommodation possibilities and other ways we can support you.

Information on Tutoring:   

The Learning Center is operating as usual. All scheduled peer and professional tutoring sessions will be offered on campus during our usual business hours of 8:30-4:30 M-F. We continue to accept new tutoring requests, and students can submit a tutor request form. Those students who are not able to come to campus can use, our free 24/7 online tutoring service. A link on your course Canvas page will take you to their site.   

Writing specialist Mary Applegate continues to provide one-on-one assistance in person and digitally. Students can make appointments on Genbook.