Faculty Resources

Testing Info for Faculty

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) in partnership with University Testing recognizes that tests have been carefully developed by UCA faculty.  As participants in the testing process, office personnel respect instructor’s security concerns and make every effort to ensure that academic integrity is maintained.

Measures to ensure the security of your tests include the development and implementation of strict policies for test handling and execution, individualized discussion with faculty regarding how the test will arrive at University Testing and returned, and the immediate placement of tests in a locked file upon arrival.  We have also developed a mandatory training program for those hired to administer tests.

“Test”, as used in this context, refers to quizzes and examinations taken during the semester in conjunction with an academic class.  When tests or quizzes are to be administered by University Testing, the student must contact schedule exams online through myDRC in order to schedule the test.  Tests must be taken during the regular class time unless an alternate time is approved by the instructor. University Testing requires prior written approval from instructor for a date or time change other than regularly scheduled.

As the instructor, you are to determine the method of test delivery that you are most comfortable with.  You can indicate this information on the Alternative Testing Contract you will fill out online each semester. This link to this will be included in the Faculty Notification Letters sent out informing you of the student in your course who has been approved for accommodations. Tests may be delivered in a sealed envelope by the student, the professor/instructor, or department designee.  Your name, return address, phone number, the student’s name, course title, test date and time of class must be written on the front of the envelope. Any special instructions can be placed in the envelope. Tests cannot be mailed or faxed.  Tests can be uploaded to the link in the email you receive informing you a test has been scheduled by a student. Tests may be returned by the University Testing staff, scanned and emailed directly to the instructor, held for scoring at University Testing (scantron), or picked up by the professor/instructor or department designee.  Please be advised that University Testing will not fax or mail completed tests.

In the event that a student should miss a scheduled test, the student must reschedule the test within 48 hours of the original test time, with Instructor approval.  Instructors will be informed of student no shows, late arrivals or if University Testing staff witnesses/suspects academic dishonesty.

Thank you for your assistance in providing accommodations for our students with disabilities.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact University Testing via email, or telephone at: 450-5404.

 

Notetaker Information for Faculty

The Disability Resource Center (DRC)  recognizes that the way in which students process information and record notes varies based on ability level. If students have been granted a notetaker by the DRC, a notetaker announcement will be included in their Faculty Notification Letters. This statement can be read in class, with instructions on how to sign up as a notetaker by going to our website (uca.edu/disability) and clicking on “Sign up as a Notetaker”. You can also distribute only the statement to your course via email or blackboard. Please ensure to keep the students information confidential.

Students will sign up as a notetaker through our new online database. The system will then match them with the student needing notes based on the CRN. The notetaker will then receive an email letting them know they have been matched and should start uploading notes immediately.

We prefer students to upload their notes into the myDRC online database. This will ensure our students confidentiality as well as ease of access for both parties. If students do not have access to a scanner to upload notes, there are scanners and computers available in Torreyson Library or they may come to our office in Student Health Ste. 212 to scan the notes.

If you have any questions or concerns please call our office at 501-450-3613.