The CARDS Accommodation Process
New Accommodation Letter Process 2020-2021
One of CARDS's departmental goals has been to streamline the accommodation request process and reduce the amount of follow-up required of students and faculty. We're pleased to share with you all that this process is now fully online for the current school year. The new process is as follows:
- Student will initiate individual accommodation requests for any applicable classes by requesting accommodations within AIM.
- CARDS will contact each professor to notify them of their student's accommodations. Each professor will be asked to electronically confirm each student's accommodation plan within the AIM Faculty Portal within one week of receiving the request from the CARDS office.
- Students must check that their accommodation plan is active by viewing its status in AIM (under “List Accommodations”) no later than one week after making the request. If requests have not been confirmed after one week, it is the student's responsibility to follow up with their professors and ask them to electronically submit their confirmation of the request. Students should copy their CARDS coordinator on this communication.
- Accommodations must be electronically confirmed by each professor before they are considered active and students are eligible to receive any accommodations through CARDS. An active accommodation status will be listed as Instructor Confirmed under “List Accommodations” in AIM.
For accommodation questions or concerns:
CARDS understands that not all accommodations will be applicable to every course. We encourage you to reach out to CARDS if you have questions regarding how to successfully implement a listed accommodation for your course. Depending on the structure of your course, we may work with you to determine a suitable modification that will still accommodate the student. Due to the variance in the work required and the way classes are structured, the student may elect not to use an accommodation if it is not needed or appropriate for your particular class. In addition, it may be appropriate for CARDS to revisit accommodations at some point. We do not expect you to change your course guidelines or standards. Our goal is to make the student as independent as possible, while, at the same time, to provide an educational opportunity equal to that of other students.
How to Use the Faculty Portal in AIM (Accessible Information Management System)
CARDS has implemented new improvements of our online Accessible Information Management System (AIM). Using the AIM Faculty Portal, faculty can access students' accommodation letters and electronically confirm their accommodation plans. To learn more about how to navigate and access this Faculty Portal, please click here: https://prezi.com/view/ZQujK3RmwaNIZ3lGB0xp/