Tîru, L. G., & Tîru, C. M. (2015). Teachers’ attitudes towards academic accommodations at university level: Case of West University of Timisoara . Journal Plus Education / Educatia Plus , 12 (1), 192–210. https://uav.ro/jour/index.php/jpe/
Tîru, L. G., & Tîru, C. M. (2015). Teachers’ attitudes towards academic accommodations at university level: Case of West University of Timisoara. Journal Plus Education / Educatia Plus, 12(1), 192–210. https://uav.ro/jour/index.php/jpe/
Also downloadable from journal article webpage: https://uav.ro/jour/index.php/jpe/article/view/497
Faculty members’ perspectives of students with disabilities and accommodations in a postsecondary setting in Romania were examined. Specific to test taking, accommodations examined included differentiated evaluation depending on the specifics of the disability, extra time for evaluation, alternative assessment tasks, person to read the assessment tasks, person to record evaluation (scribe), and evaluation tests printed in large font.
Faculty members (n=248) from a wide range of academic disciplines at a Romanian postsecondary institution participated. Demographic characteristics such as gender (39.5% women, 60.5% men) and faculty position (20.6% teaching assistants, 38.3% lecturers, 26.2% associate professors, 14.9% full professors) were reported.
Attitudes towards people with disabilities, educational experiences with students with disabilities, barriers to participation for students with disabilities, support services for faculty, and accommodations and adaptations for students with disabilities were assessed in an online survey.
There was not a clear hierarchy in preference for specific academic accommodations. Faculty respondents rated physical accommodations as slightly more preferable than academic accommodations. Computer use in the classroom, audio reception device use for students with hearing loss, and didactic materials in alternative formats were the most preferable accommodations.