COVID-19 Information

OAA Services staff are working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. OAA Services staff also are participating in Furlough days. Please visit our Getting Started page to get registered with our office or contact oaa@contact.pacificu.edu for assistance.

Office of Accessibility & Accommodation Services | OAA

Disability services at Pacific University are coordinated by the Office of Accessibility and Accommodation (OAA) Services.

OAA Services, previously known as Learning Support Services (LSS), coordinates educational accommodations for students with a documented disability. Disabilities may be physical or learning related, and may be permanent or temporary.

OAA Services serves Pacific University students of all academic levels on all Pacific University campuses. 

To help them succeed, Pacific University welcomes students to be forthcoming about their status and needs at any time.  Visit our Getting Started page for more information.

Resources

Accommodations FAQs
Text-to-Speech in Moodle LockDown Browser

Text-to-Speech in ExamSoft
Text-to-Speech tools for general use
Maintaining Your Success as a Student
Center for Learning & Student Success (CLASS- tutoring)

For Students

For students taking courses online: In preparation for online, timed, exams or quizzes for which you wish to use your extended test time accommodation, once you have received updated syllabi from your professors, you will need to email your professor providing them the following in your request

  • Course number and section number (ie. BIOL-456-01)
  • Exam date  
  • Scheduled exam/quiz start & end time (if known)
  • Time and a half, or double time accommodation
  • If you need an early start, or alternative test time, so that your exam/quiz does not overlap another course or exam.

Example of how your email might read:

“Hi Professor G, I would like to use my exam accommodations for the test next week: BIOL-456-01 on 4/10; 9:15 a.m.-10:20 a.m. I have time and a half accommodation, and will need to start at 8:40 a.m. because I have another class meeting at 10:30 a.m.”

** OAA Services does not have any access to control exam time limits set in Moodle/ExamSoft/other platforms. Only your course professors have ability to do that.  It will be very important for you to have clear and ongoing communication with your course professors regarding your extended time accommodation. **

Important:  If your accommodations includes an Exam Reader, Scribe or other testing accommodations that you will need during your test other than extended time, you must copy oaa@contact.pacificu.edu on your email to your professor.  In order to provide those accommodations, OAA Services will request a copy of the exam from the instructor, and connect with you directly via Zoom during your scheduled exam time in order to provide these  Reader, Scribe, other services.

For Faculty

In preparation for online, timed, exams or quizzes for which OAA registered students with testing accommodations wish to use their extended test time, we are asking those students to email their course professor and provide the following:

  • Course number and section number (ie. BIOL-456-01)
  • Exam date
  • Scheduled exam/quiz start & end time (if known)
  • Time and a half, or double time accommodation
  • If they need an early start, or alternative test time, so their exam/quiz does not overlap another course or exam.

Please ensure that the exam time limit set in Moodle (or other platform used) for that student includes their extended testing time.

Example of how the student email might read:

“Hi Professor G, I would like to use my exam accommodations for the test next week: BIOL-456-01 on 4/10; 9:15 a.m.-10:20 a.m. I have time and a half accommodation, and will need to start at 8:40 a.m. because I have another class meeting at 10:30 a.m.”

Important: Distance Learning students whose accommodations include an Exam Reader, Scribe or other testing accommodations needed during their test (in addition to extended time), are instructed to copy oaa@contact.pacificu.edu on their email to their professor. In order to provide those accommodations, OAA Services will request a copy of the exam from you, and connect with the student during their scheduled exam time via Zoom to provide these requested Reader, Scribe, other services.

Additional Faculty Information

 

Additional information about Testing Accommodations can be found on our Testing Accommodations page. 

Contact Us

Office of Accessibility & Accommodation Services
oaa@contact.pacificu.edu