Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Disabilities Manual

Introduction | Specific Types of Disabilities | Documentation Requirements | How is Documentation Reviewed? | Requests for Further Review | Letter to Faculty Form | Typical Accommodation Requests | Confidentiality | Campus Resources | Other Local Disability Resource Coordinators | Disabilities and the Law | The University of Rochester’s Policy

Campus Resources

University Disabilities Resource Coordinator (UDRC)

The UDRC chairs the University Disability Resources Advisory Committee and coordinates the activities of the Eligibility Team. The team is convened by the UDRC on an as-needed basis to review documentation to determine eligibility for accommodations, to provide advice about accommodations, and to assist access coordinators and members of their schools in understanding how to accommodate a student’s disability.

Contact Person:

Morgan Levy
Director, Equal Opportunity Compliance
263 Wallis Hall
(585) 275-7814

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning reviews the documentation of college students who arrive on campus with previous assessments. The director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning serves as the local disability resource coordinator for the College. Access coordinators are available to help students plan any needed accommodations and to offer learning support throughout their years at the University. For students without prior assessments, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning can also provide preliminary screening, as well as referrals off campus for in-depth testing. The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning also assists with academic accommodations (e.g., hiring note takers and scribes, providing assistance with alternative examinations) and other services as needed.

Contact Persons:

Vicki Roth, Assistant Dean and Director
vicki.roth@rochester.edu

Pamela Spallacci, Access Coordinator
pamela.spallacci@rochester.edu

Elizabeth Carpenter, Access Coordinator
elizabeth.carpenter@rochester.edu

Amy Clark, Access Coordinator
amy.clark@rochester.edu

1-154 Dewey Hall
(585) 275-9049 voice
(585) 273-1116 fax