Academic Accommodations

Policy

Duke University is prepared to make reasonable academic adjustments and accommodations to allow students with documented disabilities full participation in the same programs and activities available to students without disabilities.  Documentation is established through the Disability Management System/Student Disability Access Office.  The Director, Dot Mishoe, is responsible for determining eligibility for accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, informing a student's academic dean and instructors of the need for accommodation, and providing guidelines for working with a student with a recognized disability  The Program Coordinator works with instructors and students to meet the documented need for accommodation.

Procedure

If you believe you may have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one of more of your major life activities, you should consult the Student Disability Access Office website, specifically the undergraduate (or prospective) student information.  The documentation process to establish disability may be complicated and take time, so you would do well to begin the process early, perhaps even before you matriculate to Duke.

Note:  Some students who are not eligible for services under the American with Disabilities Act may be eligible for services offered through the Academic Resource Center (ARC).  The ARC also offers academic support services (including tutoring and academic skills instruction) and AD/HD counseling for any student with a documented learning disabiity and/or attention deficit disorder. 

 

 

Disability Services Liaison for the Pratt School of Engineering:

Martha Absher
Associate Dean, Education and Outreach
313 Teer Building
919-660-5139
martha.absher@duke.edu

Last updated: June 16, 2012