academic accommodations

Queen's updates academic considerations in response to rising COVID-19 cases

On Dec. 10, the University announced in response to concerns raised by some Queen’s students that both the Faculty of Arts and Science and the Faculty of Engineering have updated their academic considerations process. The new process will address those feeling distressed about COVID in the community.Continue...

ASUS introduces Appeals Resource Centre

The Arts and Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS) is introducing the ASUS Appeals Resource Centre (AARC) in the hopes of aiding students in the complicated process of submitting academic appeals.Continue...

QSAS’s new accommodations don’t effectively accommodate students

For students with mental illness diagnoses, it’s particularly important to attend an institution with systems in place to ensure one’s academic success.

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‘Disabled at Queen’s U’ Instagram shares experiences of students with disabilities

Instagram account @disabledatqueensu students’ experiences with and difficulties using academic accommodations at Queen’s for their physical, mental, intellectual, and sensory impairments.Continue...

After a year of remote learning, professors must commit to academic accommodations

Universities can’t keep letting professors set impossibly rigid standards when it comes to coursework, especially in the middle of a pandemic. The need for extensions is inevitable, and professors must accept that.Continue...

University advises considering future goals before pursuing academic accommodations

As students pursue special COVID-19 academic accommodations, the University is recommending they consider the possible impacts on future studies.Continue...

Queen’s introduces academic adjustments over COVID-19

Queen’s will allow undergraduate students to take pass/fail grades and the ability to drop courses late without academic penalty.Continue...

Universities need to teach their professors about mental health practices in the classroom

The University of Guelph has suspended a professor who students allege insulted one of their classmates who suffers from severe anxiety.Continue...

Special accommodations shouldn’t require hoops of fire

In the wake of events at York, it’s worth considering whether other universities should review their mental health accommodation policies.Continue...