At this time, all face-to-face courses at Central State University have moved to remote and online delivery for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester. During this time, the Office of Academic Empowerment & Accessibility will remain available for our students, faculty, and staff and can be contacted by email, phone, or through a scheduled meeting during “virtual office hours!”
To connect with OAEA during virtual office hours, click below to select a time!
Frequently Asked Questions
The following is a brief list of frequently asked questions that can assist you during the transition toward online learning for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester: Please click the question for the answer.
No. Rest assured that your accommodations will remain in place as established at the beginning of the semester. However, due to the change in the delivery format of your classes, your accommodations may need to be adjusted/modified. If you feel that an adjustment or modification may be needed, contact your instructor first to see how changes can be made. If you believe that additional accommodations for the online learning environment may need some adjusting, contact Jaton Brame, ADA compliance coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
OAEA may be able to assist you. Contact Jaton Brame at email@example.com to discuss your issues/concerns so that we can get you connected to the help you need.
Students in need of assistance with Schoology, which is required for online courses, must consult with the Center for Instructional Technology Innovation (CITI). CITI can be reached by phone at 937-376-6142 or send an email to Tina Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Americans with Disability Act (ADA) protects people with disabilities from discrimination. Conditions that are minor and temporary (such as a cold or flu) do not count as disabilities under the ADA. However, short-term illnesses or other impairments may qualify as a disability if it is severe.
As we continue to experience the emerging COVID-19 public health concern and the impact it has on the transition to online learning for students, academic accommodations may be possible. Contact email@example.com to inquire about support.
Because classes will be meeting online, you’ll likely be changing the way you implement academic accommodations. This will probably be most relevant to testing accommodations. You should keep designated accommodations consistent through the transition to online learning. It is also a good idea to review all letters of accommodation (LOA’s) received this semester from students in your class(es). Most accommodations will not, and some may even be unnecessary with online learning.
However, since students may be testing online, based upon their accommodations, you will need to implement extra time on quizzes and exams. Instructions on how to add extra time, in addition to adding attempts to complete an exam in Schoology, will be located in a “Resources and Relative Links” section on the OAEA webpage soon. In addition to these instructions, you will find other resources that will support solutions to keep online learning accessible for all students. If you have questions, contact Jaton Brame at firstname.lastname@example.org
Should you have any questions, concerns or if you would like to schedule a time to connect during virtual office hours connect with OAEA today!
ADA Compliance Coordinator
E: email@example.com | O: 937-376-6479
Since all staff are working remotely, please be sure to leave a message to receive a return call!