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Advisory Committee on Academic Accommodations

The Advisory Committee on Academic Accommodations supports the Queen's Student Accessibility Services (formerly Disability Services Office (DSO)) in accommodating students with disabilities. It also supports the Student Health Service, Counselling Service and Faculties and Schools in responding to students who require temporary accommodations for other health-related issues and to those requesting deferrals for any reason. 

Terms of Reference:

The Committee will meet at least once per academic term.  

The Committee will:

  • Provide feedback and input on the Queen's Student Accessibility Services (formerly Disability Services Offices (DSO)), Student Wellness Services (formerly HCDS) and the university’s administrative policies and procedures related to academic accommodations, deferrals and short term accommodations;
  • Share best practices with respect to deferrals and short term accommodation requests;
  • Advise Queen's Student Accessibility Services (formerly DSO) and Student Wellness Services (formerly HCDS) staff on matters related to academic requirements, procedures and processes as they relate to the accommodation process;
  • Where appropriate, provide academic-related advice to the Queen's Student Accessibility Services (formerly DSO) and Student Wellness Services (formerly HCDS) when confronted with complex accommodation requests for the purposes of ensuring that academic integrity is preserved.  

Membership 2014-2015:

Student Affairs Ann Tierney (chair)
Student Wellness Services (formerly HCDS)

Mike Condra
Jeanette Parsons

Faculty of Arts and Science Johanne Benard
​Hugh Horton
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Lynann Clapham
Faculty of Education Nancy Hutchinson
Faculty of Law Helen Connop
Faculty of Health Sciences Leslie Flynn
Queen's School of Business Mandy Daniel
School of Graduate Studies Sandra den Otter
OUR  Jo Brett
Human Rights/Equity Office Stephanie Simpson
AMS Colin Zarzour 
SGPS Lorne Beswick

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