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The attitudes and behaviors surrounding the provision of accommodations for postsecondary students with disabilities were examined. Specifically, extended time and the provision of an alternative quiet testing area were discussed.
Tenure-track faculty and lecturers (n=127) from a large midwestern (U.S.) postsecondary institution participated. 56% of participants had been teaching for seven or more years.
A survey was administered to assess the perspectives and experiences of faculty working with students who have disabilities, as well as general approaches to teaching.
Faculty typically provided accommodations to students when they received official documentation from the disability resource office encouraging them to do so. Extended time or a quiet testing location were most frequently provided. Many faculty did not utilize other means for accommodating students.