MEC exam sites; University Centre Room 133, and Paterson Hall Room 124.
Carleton is committed to working towards a fully accessible and inclusive campus, and that commitment extends to how your write your exams. The McIntyre Exam Centre (MEC) is designed to provide services to both students and instructors at Carleton in order to meet a variety of accommodation needs during scheduled tests and exams. MEC has two main exam sites; University Centre Room 133, and Paterson Hall Room 124. We also use other classrooms around campus during our busy times. MEC operates 7 days a week.
We offer a variety of accommodations, including, but not limited to;
Quiet location rooms with 30 students or less
Access to white noise or personalized audio
Noise cancelling headphones
Computers equipped with MS Word, Kurzweil, Dragon, JAWS, NVDA
Reader and Scribe services
If you believe you may be eligible for accommodation please contact the Paul Menton Centre (individualized support for disability and accessibility) or Equity Services (religious/spiritual observation and pregnancy).
The only beverage permitted in the McIntyre Exam Centre is water – in a sealable, transparent, non-breakable container. Food and beverages, other than water, are not permitted in the Exam Centre – except for students with a PMC documented accommodation requiring food or drink during a test;proctors are not permitted to make any exceptions to this rule.
Should you choose to write with your class, please be sure to email us as soon as you can to inform us that you will be cancelling your seat reservation at MEC. This allows us to offer the seat to another student waiting to write a test/exam.
If you have changes that need to be made to your accommodations please contact the PMC. The McIntyre Exam Centre cannot change your accommodations without approval from your PMC coordinator. Whenever possible, we ask that we be notified of accommodation changes two (2) weeks in advance. Changes made within one week of an upcoming exam will not be reflected on that particular exam reservation.
All front-line staff at MEC have received training in AODA standards, harassment and violence, as well as training in the use of adaptive technology and furniture. Front-line staff are available to assist students and proctors during office hours, as needed.
MEC has designated quiet spaces at, or near, each of our two writing locations. If you are entitled to a supervised break, one of our proctors will escort you to the designated break spot and will remain with you as you enjoy your break.
Due to the high volume of students being seated to write final exams, it is not possible to host all students at a dedicated MEC facility. Students requiring adaptive furniture or an alone room will be prioritized at our dedicated exam centres. As such, you may be writing your final in another location, but you will still have complete access to all of your accommodations.
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