Welcome Faculty Members and Instructors

Carleton has a well-earned reputation for providing a welcoming and supporting environment for students with disabilities. Faculty members and instructors play an important role in fostering this environment that enables students with disabilities to realize their academic potential.

Institutional Obligation

All members of the Carleton University community have a human rights obligation to accommodate students with disabilities whose needs have been duly assessed and approved by the Paul Menton Centre. Carleton’s Academic Accommodation Policy for Students with Disabilities is intended to reflect the University’s response to the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Canadian Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms.  Read more…

Roles and Responsibilities

All members of the Carleton University community have a shared responsibility to accommodate students with disabilities whose needs have been duly assessed by the Paul Menton Centre.  Read more…

Accommodation Process

Academic accommodations are based on disability-related needs and are intended to minimize the impact of functional limitations due to disability.  Accommodations are not intended to provide unfair advantage, because students are still expected to meet the same course objectives and complete the same set of course requirements as all other students in the course.  Read more…

Tests and Exams

Instructors, Scheduling & Examination Services (SES), and the CUOL Office share the responsibility for the provision of test/exam accommodations to students with disabilities at Carleton.  Read more…

Resource Guides

Here you can find guidelines for a variety of purposes, including the accommodation statement for course outlines; the volunteer notetaking accommodation and a sample instructor announcement; information on working with students who are deaf/hard of hearing or have a memory impairment; and a list of reference websites and other online resources. Read more…

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

A collection of common questions received over the years from Carleton faculty members and instructors, with answers from PMC staff. Read more…