Student Services

Extender Blogs, West Cohort

The right to education for student with disabilities

The accommodations given to students with disabilities are sometimes questioned by faculty who are concerned that these are not fair.  Some will go as far as challenge students about their disability and their need to tape record lectures or writing in the testing centre, for example. I believe this does our students a disservice and that faculty should fully support accommodations as approved through our student service departments. Maya Venters (2017), in her OUSA blog, said it well: The purpose […]

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Extender Blogs, West Cohort

Imagine no student services

Erase your field Daily Extend #173 – imagine a world where a field you work in does not exist. I am a faculty member working in Student Services, the so-called non-academic side of post-secondary education. I say so-called because many student services have a definite academic role and focus such as library and tutoring services. I think I prefer out-of-class services, but no one asked me. Imagine what our campuses would be like with no counselling services or library or […]

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