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Ramsey (laying down) and Chowder (sitting) visit with students in the NWC Library during final exam prep in 2018.
Ramsey (laying down) and Chowder (sitting) visit with students in the NWC Library during final exam prep in 2018.

The NWC Library offers several types of accommodations, including weekly therapy dog visits throughout the semester! Click on an item below to learn more about that particular accommodation.

 


 

National Weather Center (NWC) / Accessibility and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) Testing Accommodations

  • Testing accomodations are available Monday - Friday, 11:00am - 4:30pm. Accomodations outside of these times can be made upon special request. Starting and ending times are to be determined in 15-minute increments.
  • There is only one testing space available for ADRC testing within the library. This means only one test can take place at a time. 
  • Due to the small space, only up to 4 students can be accomodated at one time. If more than 4 students need accomodations, multiple sessions must be scheduled.
  • Online elements, such as online exams, are to be done on students' personal devices. The library cannot provide laptops or other online access.
  • The library will not provide reminders or other notifications. Any emailed reminders are a courtesy and cannot be relied upon for planning.
  • Instructors are responsible for delivering all testing materials either with the students, provided proctor, or prior to testing and student arrival.  
    "If a student scheduled their exam/quiz at least three university days in advance, it is unreasonable to expect a student to wait for an extended period of time while ADRC staff attempts to obtain the exam/quiz materials from the instructor." (ADRC Exam Guidelines)

STUDENTS:

  1. Request that the DRC notify your instructor for specific semester-long accommodations.
  2. Talk with your instructor early in the semester and make sure they have received the DRC notification about special accommodations.
  3. Send an email to nwcdrc@ou.edu AND your instructor ONE WEEK PRIOR to any scheduled exam(s).  This email must include: your full name, the name of the class, and the exam date.

INSTRUCTORS:

  • NOTICE: Due to short staff, instructors must provide students with their own proctor.
  • Once you have received an email from your student, email a completed NWC-DRC Test Request Form (pdf) to nwcdrc@ou.edu 48 HOURS PRIOR to the scheduled exam/quiz.
  • The NWC Library is unable to provide proctors.  If a proctor is required for an exam, it is the responsibility of the instructor to provide and coordinate a proctor.
  • In exceptional cases, the staff of the School of Meteorology can assist an instructor with finding a proctor.  Please email nwcdrc@ou.edu for assistance.
  • There will be instances when the NWC Library will not be available for DRC-approved testing due to room availability.  In these instances, an email response will be sent notifying the instructor that the room is unavailable.  Alternative solutions can be arranged via nwcdrc@ou.edu
  • The DRC testing center located on main campus will be utilized if all other options have been exhausted.

For any questions/concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the NWC/DRC group at: nwcdrc@ou.edu