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UW Oshkosh Faculty & Staff

When should I refer a student to Project Success?
If a student in your class is struggling with spelling, reading, writing and/or mathematics, you could refer them to Project Success. When a student is referred to our office, one of our staff members will meet with the student to ask more detailed questions and to set up additional assessments as needed. If our program is not the best resource for the student, we will help them find options on campus to better meet their needs.
How will I know if a Project Success student is in my class?

Students are encouraged to speak with you during your office hours to introduce themselves and describe their specific accommodations and learning needs. Many students will be advocating for the very first time and will be coached by the Project Success staff. Every student in the Project Success program will have an accommodation plan that indicates their individualized accommodations, based on their documentation. This will be electronically sent to you once the student has filled out their semester request on Accommodate. 

Please visit the Accommodate site for more information about Accommodate and your responsibility as a faculty or staff member.

What should I do if I have a concern about an accommodation request?

If you have any concerns about an accommodation listed on the student’s individualized Accommodation plan, it is best to first speak with the student. If you feel that a certain accommodation will jeopardize the content being assessed, please call the Project Success office to determine an appropriate resolution.

How do I work with the student to arrange accommodations?

The Project Success office works with UW Oshkosh faculty members and students to provide efficient and effective accommodation arrangements. It is primarily the student’s responsibility to complete the necessary paperwork to arrange any given accommodation.

Signatures on an Accommodation Plan

The electronic signature requested for accommodation plans is the instructor’s acknowledgment that the student shared their accommodation plan and notified the instructor of their intent to utilize accommodation in the course. 

Signing the accommodation plan will also allow instructors to easily view students in their current courses who have approved accommodation plans through both the UWO Accessibility Center and Project Success.

Accessing a Student’s Accommodation Page

Faculty and instructional staff members can view student accommodation plans by selecting the Accommodation Letters tab on the home page of Accommodate.

Both requested and signed accommodation plans will appear in the list. 

Instructors can click on a student’s name to view their plan. The accommodation letter will include whether the student is affiliated with the Accessibility Center, Project Success or both offices.

How to Coordinate Exam Accommodation requests?

Coordinating exam accommodation requests

After a Project Success student with approved exam accommodation requests submits a test room booking request within Accommodate, Project Success staff members will review the request.

When the request is approved, the course instructor will receive a notification that a pending test room booking request is available for review.

Instructors will be asked to review and verify the date and time requested for a test, provide additional exam proctoring information, and communicate preferred exam procurement and return methods.

The video below includes detailed information regarding the test room booking request within accommodate, specific to the course instructor’s role. 

What is the process for finding a note-taker?

If a student would like to request a note-taker for a course, they must first fill out a Note-Taker Request form. Once a student has submitted a note-taker accommodation request, the instructor will be notified and asked to make an announcement. Project Success staff members will coordinate hiring notetakers for both Accessibility Center and Project Success students on the UWO Oshkosh campus.

The tutorial video below includes a step-by-step process for the instructor’s role in the notetaker accommodation process within Accommodate.  

How are exams stored and monitored within the Project Success office?

Project Success takes exam security very seriously. When an exam is dropped off, emailed, or picked up from a department office, it is immediately locked up within the Project Success office until the date and time of the exam. When a student comes to take an exam, their student ID is presented and collected by the Administrative Assistant. Students are not allowed to bring any materials into the testing rooms that are not specified in the Test Room booking Request which is approved by the instructor. All electronics, coats, backpacks, and hats must be left in the student waiting room. All testing rooms are monitored by a full-time staff member on a routine basis throughout the day, and students are not allowed to leave the office while taking a test or quiz, unless special circumstances arise.

All finished exams are turned back into the Administrative Assistant and the student receives their ID back. All official start and end times, along with the signature of the staff member who took in the completed exam are included in the envelope that is returned to the course instructors. Exams are locked up until they are either picked up by the course instructor, returned to the department office, or emailed to the instructor. The student exam runners are restricted from coming in contact with any exams for the courses that they are currently enrolled in, and will receive signatures from each individual who takes the exams (other than the instructors) when returned to the department office. 

What is the best way to monitor or track the students in my course who are in Project Success?
This can be a difficult task, depending on the type of course and number of Project Success students in the course. Many instructors will keep small notes or marks in grade books to identify which students have disclosed their participation in Project Success. Confidentiality is extremely important, so it is vital that students are not asked to raise their hand, sign public sheets, or be singled-out in any way in courses because of their involvement with Project Success. Unfortunately, the Project Success office is not always able to communicate with instructors regarding a student’s participation in the program; however, it is okay to ask the student to help send email reminders, to come to office hours, or to ask to see the Accommodation Recommendation (AR) form again.
What is the best way to set up accommodations for in class quizzes or unannounced quizzes?
Many of our students feel uncomfortable getting up to leave class early, or walking into class late if exams or quizzes are held during a portion of the class meeting time. If a situation like this arises, please speak directly with the student and Project Success to create a solution that will make all parties feel comfortable.

It is also possible to make arrangements for students to take unannounced (pop) quizzes int he Project Success office, without giving the student any unfair advantage or information about the quiz. These situations are held on a case-by-case basis, so please call or email to speak with a staff member.

Contact Information

If you have specific questions, or would like more information contact the Project Success office directly (920) 424-1033