ACCESS CENTER NEWSLETTER – APRIL, 2015
Dear Access Center Student,
It is a pleasure to serve you this semester. We trust the accommodations you receive make a difference in your success.
NOW IS THE TIME! … PLEASE CONFIRM YOUR FINAL EXAMS!
Do you plan to take your finals at the Access Center? If so, WE ASK YOU TO CONFIRM YOUR FINALS ASAP to make sure we have accurate information. Many of you registered for finals at the beginning of the semester and specific information has likely changed since then. In addition, if you have dropped a course, or if your final has been cancelled, we will need that information so we will not prepare an exam for you. THIS WEEK, THE PROCTORING OFFICE WILL BE CALLING THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVEN’T CONFIRMED—PLEASE TAKE THIS IMPORTANT CALL!
We proctor OVER 700 EXAMS during finals week alone!
Accurate information helps us to be better prepared for you.
Remember, we proctor from 7:30AM to 9:00PM during finals. Please plan to begin your evening finals no later than 5 or 6 PM, depending on what your approved extra testing time might be. We close promptly at 9:00 PM.
SPRING 2015 FINALS SCHEDULE: Don’t know when your finals are? Here is the link:
OTHER IMPORTANT REMINDERS for SPRING 2015:
INTERESTED IN PROMOTING DISABILITY AWARENESS? Join the Disability Awareness Association! Get involved to promote equal access and inclusion on WSU campus!
For more information, find the DAA on your Coug Sync account. Are you interested in taking on a leadership position? Talk to your Access Advisor today!
EQUIPMENT—RETURN BY MAY 8 TO AVOID CHARGES
Did you check out equipment this semester? Did you borrow a voice recorder? A Smartpen? An FM system? If so, please return your item before May 8.
CHECK US OUT--THE ACCESS CENTER IS ON FACEBOOK!
Would you like to receive the latest updates regarding the Access Center? If so, then be sure to “Like” us on Facebook. We will also be posting information on scholarships, grants, and internships. You can find our page at www.facebook.com/WSUPullmanAccessCenter. There is LOTS of great information on our Facebook page!
SUMMER 2015 REMINDERS:
RENEW YOUR ACCOMMODATIONS this current week (dead week) or during the first week of the semester. Access Advisors will be available to see you, both on a walk-in basis and by appointments. (Access Advisors are not available during finals week.) All students needing services must meet with an Access Advisor to update their accommodations. This is especially true for students who renewed their accommodations through the front desk this past fall or spring.
TEXTBOOKS IN ALTERNATE FORMAT: If you are approved for texts in alternate format, please update your online forms and submit your textbook requests for the SUMMER 2015 semester. If you have any questions, please email Access.Books@wsu.edu.”
To ensure that you receive your edited textbooks as soon as possible, please complete the following steps:
- Find your textbook list for next semester. You can do this through the WSU Bookie website: http://wsubookie.bncollege.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/TBWizardView?catalogId=10001&storeId=15064&langId=-1
- Submit an updated online Procedures and Copyright Agreement form for summer 2015 session: http://accesscenter.wsu.edu/alternative-print-form/
- Fill out an online Textbook Request Form for EACH textbook you would like edited. /forms/alt-print-request/
FALL 2015 NEWS: EXCITING CHANGES!
Starting this fall, the Access Center will change how it does business. The Access Center is pleased to announce that requests for accommodations will occur ONLINE this fall! We will send important information about these changes to your WSU email address in early August. Be on the lookout for this important and exciting information!
WELCOME NEW STAFF!
- NEW ALTERNATE TESTING SERVICES COORDINATOR: Teresa Davi joined the Access Center team on April 1st as our new Testing Services Coordinator. Teresa came to us from the University of Idaho (UI) where she was employed as their DSS Testing Coordinator for the last 3 years. Prior to this, she created and managed a C-print captioning program for UI Deaf/Hard of Hearing students and students with auditory processing challenges. Ms. Davi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UI.
WE WISH YOU A POSITIVE FINALS WEEK AND A PRODUCTIVE AND EXCITING SUMMER!