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Advisory Committee on Academic Accommodations

The Advisory Committee on Academic Accommodations supports the Queen's Student Accessibility Services (QSAS) in accommodating students with disabilities. It also supports Student Health Services, Counselling Services 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 QSAS, Student Wellness Services and institutional 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 QSAS and Student Wellness Services staff on matters related to essential academic requirements and standards, procedures and processes as they relate to the accommodation process;
  • Where appropriate, provide academic-related advice to QSAS and Student Wellness Services related to complex accommodation requests for the purposes of maintaining essential academic requirements and standards.

Membership 2016-2017:

Student Affairs Ann Tierney (chair)
Student Wellness Services 

Jennifer Dods 

Mary Acreman

Jeanette Parsons

Faculty of Arts and Science Johanne Benard
​Hugh Horton
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Lynann Clapham
Faculty of Education Alan Wilkinson
Faculty of Law Helen Connop
Faculty of Health Sciences Leslie Flynn
Smith School of Business Mandy Daniel
School of Graduate Studies TBD

Office of the University Registrar Exams Office

Jo Brett
Human Rights/Equity Office Stephanie Simpson
AMS Leah Brockie

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