Reasonable Classroom Accommodations
The university has issued an official policy on reasonable accommodations. Listed below are examples of reasonable classroom accommodations:
- Tape recorder for class lectures and in-class assignments (e.g. essays)
- Computers in Academic Testing Services (or provided by instructors) for essay exams or in- class writing assignments.
- Lap top computer for note taking
Important information regarding absences:
Student Disability Services recommends that students with a disability-related need for flexibility in attendance meet with their instructors to discuss the extent to which amending attendance policies may be reasonable. Also, it is important that the student meets with the Associate Dean of their particular college since there is a system in place that permits the Associate Dean to facilitate contact with instructors in order to verify student absences. Student Disability Services is available to consult with faculty on issues concerning disability and attendance. For more information, contact an academic counselor at (806) 742-2405.
Can Student Disability Services excuse absences?
No. Academic departments set their own attendance policies and class attendance is an expectation of Texas Tech students. A statement regarding absence may be added to a letter of accommodation to explain circumstances to instructors, but it is still up to the department's discretion whether or not absences are excused.