[Diversity] FW: Diversity Initiative Listserv
ruth.warick at ubc.ca
Mon Jan 25 12:24:46 EST 2010
We would like to encourage dialogue on the Diversity Initiative listserv
and so have the following scenario for your reaction/comment. Hope to
hear from you - just reply to the listserv or send a message to
diversity at ahead-lists.org <BLOCKED::mailto:diversity at ahead-lists.org>
A student comes from a background where disability is not disclosed and,
in fact, students attempt to "hide it" in her culture. This student has
a visual loss and is requesting and does qualify for 1.5x on her exams.
However, she has comes to your office after your established deadline
for coordinating exam accommodations. To what extent would you move the
deadline for the student and accommodate her in the current exam period?
To what extent should the cultural background of a student be taken into
account in making this decision?
Senior Diversity Advisor -Disability,
Access and Diversity, University of British Columbia
Rm. 1203 Brock Hall, 1874 East Mall
Vancouver BC V6T 1Z1
Phone 604 822-6233 TTY 604 822-9049
Fax 604 822-6655 E-mail ruth.warick at ubc.ca
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