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Monday, October 22, 2012
4.00 - 5.00 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, Gannett Center 316

Do accommodations for students with disabilities give an unfair advantage in the classroom? Do such accommodations lower academic standards? Are we doing students a disfavor by offering what might not be available when they go out into the “real world?” At what point do accommodations cross the line and become unreasonable?

This session is intended to be a frank and open dialogue among faculty members and Student Disability Services staff members Linda Uhll, Robin Dubovi, and Jean Celeste-Astorina.

Light refreshments provided.

Registration is encouraged, but not necessary.
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Please visit Fall 2012 Events for details of future events being offered through the Center for Faculty Excellence. Scheduling is being done on a regular basis.


Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Laurie Wasik at or (607) 274-3734. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

Accommodating or Pandering: A Frank Discussion with Student Disability Services -Register Now | 1 Comments |
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Accommodating or Pandering: A Frank Discussion with Student Disability Services -Register Now Comment from henderso on 10/22/12
While I support the work of the Office to raise consciousness and to open useful dialogues, I have to say the name of the event is a little disconcerting. The word "pandering" is extremely problematic and, frankly, seems to me to "pander" to those who would view accommodations as a privilege or gift. As the good folks who work without students will, no doubt, remind us, such accommodations are legal rights (when appropriately documented), and thousands of people worked to make Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Acts realities.