Accessibility at AUArts

The accessibility of academic supportive services and academic accommodations, at AUArts can be divided into two parts:

1. Accessibility of universal academic supportive services, available to all students regardless of their medical/disability or any other special circumstances or status, free of charge and  based on the self-identified academic needs – with no need for supportive documentation/registration or identifying as a student with disabilities/having medical needs, etc.  – to participate and  engage in/with:

  • Academic advising – course & program selection advising , academic/degree  audits, transfer credit evaluation, major/minor degree path selection, adjustments to course-load consultation, off-campus travel study
  • Psychological counselling – academic difficulties /personal/ family/relationship issues  & questions, stress, exam anxiety, time management issues, and many other issues, as they may arise
  • Learning assistance – drop-in  tutoring  focused on course content, exam  review and preparation,  studio and liberal studies course content review, interpretation and tutoring, course-load consultation and advising, crits review and preparation, essay writing, MLA citations instruction/teaching, bibliography, research & study skills issues, time management assistance, academic strategy and on-going academic couching; writing centre advising focused on creative writing assistance,  written submissions editing, artist statements, etc.

    The accessibility of the academic assistive services at AUArts is made easier by:
  • Absence of deadlines – there are no deadlines /cut-off dates, during the academic year for making contact with the service providers, to participate/engage in the supports;
  • No cost – for students who are not registered with the Learning Assistance Resources and who do not receive Provincial/Federal funding, the services are free of charge;
  • Universal access – there is no need to make a disclosure/registration/ declaration of disability – the academic supportive services are available to all, without restrictions, program bias or pre-determined conditions
     

2. Reasonable/appropriate academic accommodations, for which medical /disability supportive documentation is necessary – the documentation, which provides expert academic recommendations:

  • Exam accommodations – extended time,  distraction-eliminated/decreased environment
  • Adjustment to class attendance expectations
  • Extended time for course assignments
  • Other reasonable academic policy adjustments, as recommended by the medical/disability supportive documentation

Please consider the above information while determining your academic needs and requests for academic assistance.

To consult with the Manager, Learning Assistance Resources, please contact: learning.assistance@auarts.ca