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Student Exam Scheduling

Important points to remember: 

 

  • All exams need to be scheduled at least 5 business days (one full week) before the exam. So if today is Monday, it is the last day for you to schedule an appointment for next Monday.
  • If you miss the exam signup deadline you will need to fill out a "Late Exam Sign Up Sheet" at the DRC or make arrangements directly with the Testing Coordinators.
  • Final exams need to be scheduled as early as possible, and there will be a set deadline each semester that is usually a month in advance.
  • All exams taken in the DRC need to be at the same date and time as the class is taking them, unless otherwise specified by your professor. Your professor can email, call, come in person or note on the exam packet their consent to an alternate exam starting time.
  • When scheduling exams, make sure you are signing up for the correct dates. You can double check the appointments you have made under "My Calendar" in clockwork.

 

 

Scheduling Exams in Clockwork Student Portal

By navigating to myWings>Student Tools Icon>Clockwork(Disability Accommodations)>Schedule a test or exam Icon below you will be directed to the Clockwork student portal in which you can sign up for exams and quizzes with approved testing accommodations. The video tutorial below describes how to use the "Schedule a Test or Exam" feature of this program. Please click the video tutorial link to learn about this process and likewise review the Clockwork Exams Manual for Students. If you have any questions about the testing process, please contact the DRC at drcexams@unf.edu or at (904) 620-2769 (main office)/(904)620-2259 (Testing Coordinator).

 

Please be sure to schedule general exams and quizzes through the "Schedule a test, mid-term or quiz" tab or the "schedule an exam link" and all final exams through the "Schedule a final exam" tab in the Clockwork portal.

myWings Link Follows to access Clockwork Student Portal Homepage

  • myWings link
  • Path: myWings>Student Tools Icon>Clockwork(Disability Accommodations)>Schedule a test or exam Icon

Steps To Schedule Exams Through Clockwork (Manual in Word format available upon request);

 

  • 1.     Log in to myWings
  • 2. Under the “Student Tools” icon, click on the ‘Clockwork(Disability Accommodations)’ link 
  • 3. When presented with the main menu, select the “Schedule a test or exam” link
  • 4. Read and follow the instructions provided. When ready to schedule a test or exam click the link Schedule an Exam.
  • 5. The “Schedule a test, mid-term or quiz” and “Schedule a final exam” tabs at top can be used to choose between scheduling a normal exam/quiz or a                      final exam.
  • 6. The screen below will be presented to you. Please review the information of what you will need to start the scheduling process.
  • 7. Select the course you want to schedule the test for. Then, click Next. Note: If you have more than one course, you will need to repeat these steps for                    each course.
  • 8. Enter the date of the exam, the time of the exam and the duration of your test (the time that class gets). Then click Next.
  • 9. Verify the Course Information.  Then enter your instructor’s name and his or her email address. Click Next.
  • 10. Choose the accommodations that you want to use during this exam. You may choose all of your accommodations, just the ones you feel are                                  necessary for the exam or none. Then, click Next.
  • 11. Read the Test Procedure Agreement, which outlines testing protocol at the DRC. Click the box I Agree, then click Next.
  • 12. Select the date and time that you want to take your test. Click Next.
  • 13. Verify the date and time are correct for your exam. You may review your requested accommodations for the exam. Your submission will be sent to                      DRC Testing for confirmation and then your testing information will be sent to your instructor. Check the box I acknowledge that the                                                information that you are submitting is correct to the best of your knowledge. Then click Finish.
  • 14. You will then see a submission page upon completion.

 


For assistance please contact the DRC at 904-620-2769.

Clockwork Student Portal Video Tutorial YouTube Video Follows;

 

 

YouTube Link


 

Student Exam Signup FAQ 

 

  • What is Clockwork? 
  • Clockwork provides students registered with the DRC the opportunity to schedule exams/tests/quizzes through an online portal.  DRC students may also apply for accommodations, view/print accommodations letters and schedule appointments at the DRC through this online resource.  
  • How do I schedule an exam?
  • You can access Clockwork through your myWings (Student Tab>My Records>Clockwork>Schedule a test or exam) account.  To get started, you may review the Exams Manual for Students and the Student Portal Video tutorial regarding the steps to schedule exams.  Also, you may stop by the DRC Testing Office and make an appointment in person.
  • What kind of information will I need to schedule the exam?
  • You will need the course code for the exam (example: ENC 1101), the date, start time and duration of the in-class exam (testing coordinators will accommodate your time if that is one of your accommodations), and your instructor’s name as well as his/her email address. If you do not know all of this information, check your syllabus and/or ask your instructor. You will go through a series of steps to make your exam appointment online.  Again, please see the written instructions and online tutorial posted on the DRC website for further instruction.
  • What if I have multiple exams or quizzes to schedule for one class?
  • You will need to repeat the exam appointment process for each exam or quiz that you have for each class.
  • How much time in advance of the exam are sign-ups allowed?
  • You will need to sign up at a minimum of five (5) business days before your scheduled exam/quiz.  NOTE: You will need to sign up a minimum of one (1) month for final exams.
  • What if I miss this deadline?
  • You will not be able to sign up online through Clockwork, and you will have to contact DRC Testing Coordinators to make arrangements in person or by filling out a late exam signup sheet in the DRC, by calling at 904-620-2259 or by emailing the DRC exams email account.
  • What if I miss the deadline for Final Exam sign-ups?
  • You will need to coordinate with your instructor to make alternate arrangements so that you can get your accommodations for finals.  Due to the high volume of exams that the DRC facilitates during finals, the deadline is one (1) month prior so we may plan properly.
  • What if my schedule does not work with the time that I am given for an exam or quiz?
  • In this case, please contact DRC Testing Coordinators at 904-620-2259, email DRC Exams or come by in person.
  • What if my professor changes an exam date?
  • Please contact the DRC Testing Office at (904) 620-2259, email DRC Exams or stop by in person at the DRC to change test dates and times.
  • What if an exam is cancelled?
  • You may go to My Calendar on your Clockwork portal homepage and view your tests.  To the right, you may click Cancel on the test that you wish to cancel.  Also, you may contact the DRC Testing Office to cancel a test.
  • Why is my exam appointment “Tentative?”
  • Once you book an exam, your appointments are confirmed by Testing Coordinators.  Your professors will also receive a notification of the scheduled test.  You may check the status of your exam appointments by logging into the Clockwork Student Portal and Clicking My Upcoming Events.

 

 

  • Please be sure to schedule all exams that will be administered in the DRC.
  • If exams are not scheduled appropriately, the DRC will not have your exam at test time!!!
  • After scheduling your exams, please confirm your exam appointments on Clockwork through the MY CALENDAR tab.
  • If exam appointments are not there, please contact the DRC Testing Office as soon as possible.
  • If exam appointments are not there, please contact the DRC Testing Office as soon as possible.
  • Students have the responsibility to schedule exams at least five business days in advance to ensure that exam materials and an exam room are available.

 

 

 

Accommodations from the DRC

At the University level, students have the right not to be identified as disabled. For this reason, if a student with a disability would like to request academic accommodations, he/she takes the responsibility of contacting the DRC. In order for the DRC to assist the student with academic accommodations, the student must provide written documentation of the disability from a diagnosing and licensed professional.

 

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) at UNF offers a wide variety of legally mandated services to students with documented disabilities. After reviewing your documentation, a member of the DRC Team meet with the student to assist in determining appropriate academic services and accommodations based on the documentation and recommendations from the licensed professional. Upon completion of this registration process, the student will follow the procedures to receive the academic accommodations. Faculty will be informed of the student's accommodations.

 

Accommodations letters will be created and will be available to the DRC student and faculty. Registered students will utilize the Clockwork portal > Self-Registration to request their accommodations letters for each new course in which they are registered during a semester.

TYPES OF ACCOMMODATIONS

Services and accommodations are provided to DRC-registered students who have completed the registration process. Modifications of policies, practices or courses are not required if they would fundamentally alter the nature of the course or academic program. Similarly, any services that would result in an undue financial or administrative burden may not be provided. Below are examples of but not limited to the types of accommodations or services that are provided by the DRC:

  • Qualified interpreters
  • Assistive listening devices
  • Digital recorders
  • Alternate texts/e-books
  • Note Takers
  • Readers
  • Scribes
  • Extended test times
  • Use of calculators

Temporary accommodations for those students who provide documentation supporting services but for a limited time. (See Temporary Physical Impairments below)

 

Once the student receives academic accommodations for which he is eligible, a letter listing such accommodations is created in the Clockwork System. The letters are emailed to the student's professors. Each semester, the student will be able to forward the accommodation letters to his professors through the Clockwork portal. Hard copy letters are also available for student and faculty.

TEMPORARY PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENTS

Accommodations can be provided to students with temporary physical impairments. Students will be required to provide medical documentation of the temporary impairments (letter from physician or medical documents showing the nature and extent of the injury); the student will meet with a DRC staff member to discuss what academic accommodations the student would need. For students with hand or arm injuries, the DRC can contact the student's professors to discuss obtaining a note taker and to arrange any testing accommodations the student may need.

RENTING WHEEELCHAIRS:

Preston Pharmacy is a local business that rents wheelchairs at a reduced cost to UNF students. They can be reached at (904) 725-1616.

UNF SHUTTLES:

The Osprey Transit is a dedicated shuttle to assist students, faculty, and staff with mobility needs that extend beyond the assigned standard shuttle stops on campus. While all the Osprey Connector shuttles are full accessible, the customer now has the additional option of requesting a pick up and drop off location on campus.

 

This exclusive shuttle is equipped with 4 wheelchair seats and 8 - 10 seats for other mobility needs.

 

Hours of operation include 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. on Monday - Thursday; 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Friday. To schedule a pick up time, please call (904) 620-5718 no later than 7 p.m. the prior day of intended pick up time. Please refrain from leaving weekend phone requests for a Monday morning pick up time prior to 8:30 a.m. For more assistance, please call Parking & Transportation Services at (904) 620-2815/5718.

 

To learn more about the Osprey Transit service please explore the UNF Shuttle Webpage

MEDICAL WITHDRAWAL:

If a student has a medical or psychological disability that seriously interferes with the student's ability to successfully complete a course, the student may petition for a Medical Withdrawal by contacting the Medical Compliance Officer at (904) 620-2175

PARKING PERMITS:

UNF Parking Services (904) 620-2815 Parking Staff will issue a 30- day temporary disability parking permit for use on campus. If the student needs a disability parking permit for a longer time, applications for a Temporary Florida Disabled Parking Permit can be found at the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Website A doctor's signature will be required.

SERVICE and SUPPORT ANIMALS

As established and defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), service animals shall not be excluded from UNF facilities or activities. (Exceptions may exist in some sterile environments, areas requiring protective equipment or clothing, or as mandated by health codes.)

 

Service animals are defined as: animals that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. Such animals might guide individuals with impaired vision, alert individuals who are hearing impaired to intruders or sounds, pull a wheelchair, or fetch items used in daily living (Ref. ADA Title III, 28 CFR Sec 36.104).

 

Assistance animals, usually referred to as Emotional Support animals, normally provide passive support to people with disabilities. ESAs can be a therapy tool or an integral part of a treatment process. They do not assist individuals with a disability to perform the activities of daily living. Therapy animals are not covered by laws protecting and giving rights to service animals. Approval of the presence of a therapy animal falls within the authority of the university regarding accommodations to a disability.

 

Documentation of the student's disability and the need to have an emotional support animal must be provided to the Disability Resource Center. Upon approval to have the animal on campus, Housing & Residence Life will be notified of the animal's presence in the residence halls.

 

Student who request a service or emotional support animals must comply with state and local requirements regarding registration and licensing of the animal as well as having current veterinary health certificates.

 

Flexible Attendance Accommodation Guide

  • A common request by students with a medical condition/disability is for their absence from a class meeting to be 'excused' and not subject to the sanction which would be enforced ordinarily by the class instructor.
  • Students most likely to request modified attendance policies as an accommodation are those with serious health-related disabilities that flare up episodically.
  • Students with psychological disabilities who are experiencing an acute exacerbation of symptoms may also request flexibility in the application of attendance policies.
  • Federal law requires colleges and universities to consider reasonable modification of attendance policies if required to accommodate a student's disability. In making this determination, two questions must be answered:
  • Does the student have a documented disability that directly affects his/her ability to attend class on a regular basis? The DRC will make this determination based on a review of documentation from the student's health care provider.
  • Is attendance and participation an essential element of the class? More specifically, would modification of attendance policies result in a fundamental alteration of an essential element of the program? The DRC will collaborate with the faculty member to make this determination.

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has provided the following guidelines to determine if attendance is an essential part of a class

  • What does the course description and syllabus say about attendance requirements?
  • What elements of the class experience are used to calculate the final grade?
  • What are the classroom practices and policies regarding attendance?
  • To what extent is there classroom interaction between the instructor and students and among students?
  • Do student contributions constitute a significant component of the learning process?
  • Does the fundamental nature of the course rely on student participation as an essential method for learning?
  • To what degree does a student's failure to attend constitute a significant loss to the educational experience of other students in the class?
  • Below are guidelines for how to handle 'flexibility in the application of the attendance requirements / policy may be required' as an accommodation
  • Students registered with the DRC are required to provide a Notification of Accommodations to class instructors specifying the accommodations determined in collaboration with the DRC. These accommodations will have been determined to be 'reasonable' and may include 'Flexibility in the application of the attendance requirements / policy may be required'.

This lets you know that:

The student's medical condition or disability has been verified by the submission of appropriate documentation, that they are registered with DRC and that the student's medical condition or disability may result in unavoidable absences.

 

The intent is to take the "automaticity" out of the application of the attendance policy, and enable the instructor to consider the absence as 'excused' even if the standard limit of excused absences has been reached.

 

This accommodation is not a free pass, and students with this accommodation are cautioned by the DRC that even if their absence is due to their disability and beyond their control, such absences may well impact their grade, particularly if the class grade includes an element of participation, in-class exercises, quizzes which contribute to the final grade and/or written assignments. Students are also advised that they are responsible to keep up with reading, obtain class notes from a fellow student, and make up any written assignments they may have missed. Students should make contact with class instructors to discuss the way in which this accommodation will work in practice and to agree upon appropriate procedures and protocols.

 

Instructors are not obligated to create extra work for either the student or themselves as a substitute for "participation" in class or missed assignments, but are encouraged to consider reasonable opportunities for the student to make up their absence.

Audio Recording Accommodations

Some students with disabilities have conditions that require audio recording as an appropriate accommodation. Audio recording will be noted on the accommodation letter provided to Faculty. Students who require the use of audio recording as an accommodation will be asked to sign an audio recording agreement kept on file in the DRC.

 

Faculty may request to review the signed audio recording agreement. The recording device, whether digital recorder or software on a computer/tablet/smart phone or other hardware should not be used for any purpose other than note taking during a class lecture and should not cause undue distraction in the classroom. Video recording is not a mandated accommodation and may be permitted at the professor's discretion. 

Requesting Accommodations for Courses Each Semester

Self Registration- Accommodations Request/Renewal with Clockwork 

 

You can request accommodations for each of your courses during a semester by going to myWings>Student Tab>My Records>Clockwork link and then selecting the "Self Registration" link in the Clockwork student user portal.

 

If you do not need any alterations to the accommodations listed in the Clockwork Portal for a given course an email will be sent to your professor providing them access to your letter upon submitting you accommodations request. If you do need an alteration you will be required to meet with a DRC staff member to discuss the changes needed.

 

The DRC recommends you request your accommodations for a semester as soon as possible in order to use your accommodations immediately. Professors who do not receive an accommodation letter will not be obligated to provide you with appropriate accommodations.

 

The Disability Resource Center recommends you schedule a meeting with each of your professors to discuss accommodations that will be utilized in each class.

 

IMPORTANT: Accommodation Letters are only good for the semester and year the student is attending. You will need to request a new accommodation letter for each course during each semester you are enrolled.

myWings Link to access Clockwork Student Portal Homepage Follows;

  • myWings link
  • Path: myWings>Student Tools Icon>Clockwork(Disability Accommodations)>Self-Registration Icon;

Accommodations Renewal (Self-Registration) Clockwork Steps [Manual in Word format available upon request]

  • Step 1: Log in to MyWings, and click the Student Tools Icon menu followed by the Clockwork(Disability Accommodations) link. You will then select the “Self Registration” icon from the Clockwork student portal or search for “Clockwork” in myWings.
  • Step 2: Click the Self-Registration icon. This will take you to the Request Accommodations page. 
  • Step 3: Click the “Accommodations” Tab at the top of this page or the “request accommodations” link located in the page text itself.
  • Step 4: You will see a list of the classes you are registered for, click “request” by a course you require accommodations in.
  • Step 5: You will then be taken to the “Request Accommodations” page that again lists each course in which you are currently enrolled as well as each accommodation you can request to utilize for each course.
  • Step 6: You now have the option to request course accommodations for each class you are enrolled in all at once (check all) or each class individually by selecting the check box by a course under “Courses to request” section.
    • On the left hand side of the page you will see the “Your accommodations” section. These list all the accommodations you may currently request for any given course or all courses at the same time. If you choose to request accommodations in all courses at the same time, the accommodations that have a check mark by them will be applied to all courses at once. If you would only like to utilize certain accommodations for specific courses please repeat the accommodations request process for each course individually. All accommodations check boxes under the “Your accommodations” section will be checked initially.
     
  • Step 7: Choose (1) of the (3) radio dial options in the “Please indicate if your accommodations require any changes” section at the bottom of the Request Accommodations page.
    • The (3) options that can be selected from are;
    • My accommodation(s) are correct the way they are: 
    • If selected, this option will send an email notification to your instructor to review the accommodations/accommodations letter you receive in their course. The email will be sent when you have completed the accommodations request process in the Clockwork student portal for a course.
    • I need additional accommodations:
    • If selected, this option will delay the sending of an email notification to your instructor to review your accommodations in their course as well as the competition of your accommodations request for the course itself. A DRC staff member will be notified that you have selected this option. Please make an appointment with a DRC staff member to discuss your accommodations.
    • I need to change or remove and accommodation: 
    • If selected, this option will delay the sending of an email notification to your instructor to review your accommodations in their course as well as the competition of your accommodations request for the course itself. A DRC staff member will be notified that you have selected this option. Please make an appointment with a DRC staff member to discuss your accommodations.
    • You may also leave a brief description of the changes to be considered with regard to your accommodations in the “Optional note” dialogue box.
     
  • Step 8: Next, click the check box “I agree to the terms outlined above” and then click the “Submit” button.
  • Step 9: You will be returned to the initial “Request Accommodations” page and you will see by each course you requested accommodations in either the status of “Approved” or “Pending waiting on DRC Staff” depending on the option you selected in Step 7.
    • If your accommodations are in an approved status for a course, you will have the ability to download a digital copy of your accommodations letter selecting the “Get Letter” button by the course code. 
    • You can save the digital copy of the letter for your records as well as print out a hard copy to provide to your instructor.
     

Please make sure to confirm with your course instructor that they did receive the Clockwork email notification to review your accommodations letter if your accommodations are in an approved status for a course. If the professor states they did not receive the email notification, please contact the DRC and request another notification email be sent to your instructor or print out a hard copy of the accommodations letter and provide it to the professor in person.

 

Semester Accommodations Renewal (Self-Registration) YouTube Video Follows;

 

 

YouTube Link

 

DRC Programs and Services

 

UNF Disability Resource Center 

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) promotes and facilitates partnership among UNF students with disabilities and the UNF community. Registration and services are voluntary, confidential and free of charge to all UNF students with documented disabilities.

 

Mission Statement 

The primary mission of the Disability Resource Center (DRC) is to ensure that all students with disabilities have equal access to educational opportunities at the University of North Florida. The DRC promotes self-determination and self-advocacy of students with disabilities throughout the university community. In addition, the DRC partners with other units on campus to ensure that students with disabilities are provided the opportunity to achieve their maximum potential.

 

Who does the DRC serve? 

Currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities that include but are not limited to:

 

  • Learning disabilities (for example: reading, writing, math, memory or processing disabilities)
  • ADHD and ADD, Physical disabilities, Medical disabilities, Traumatic head injury
  • Blind or low vision, Deaf or hard of hearing, Speech disabilities, Psychological
  • Emotional disabilities, Autism/Asperger's and Other diagnosed disabilities

 

 

How do I receive services after my acceptance to UNF? 

 

  • Apply for services as early as possible.
  • Provide documentation which meets DRC guidelines.
  • Register for services at the DRC when documentation is approved.
  • Provide accommodation letters to your professors.

 

 

How are postsecondary accommodations different from those in high school? 

 

  • Disclosure of your disability is voluntary.
  • Registration with the DRC is the student’s responsibility.
  • Communication with the faculty is initiated by the student.
  • Student information is disclosed to anyone only with signed permission from the student (FERPA).

 

 

What are examples of accommodations I may receive? 

 

  • Extended time on tests
  • Note takers
  • Sign language interpreters
  • Use of computers, calculators, spell check devices
  • Alternate Text
  • Assistive technology

 

 

What are additional services at the DRC? 

 

  • Seminars to enhance academic success
  • Peer support groups
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Support services for faculty
  • Resource library
  • Blackboard site (electronic classroom)
  • Internships
  • Student Advisory Council
  • DRC staff availability
  • Students Helping Students for temporary impairments

 

 

Fragrance-Free Office Policy 

A fragrance-free environment helps create a safe and healthy space. Fragrances from perfumes, air fresheners, and cleaning products have been associated with adversely affecting people’s health including migraine headaches, upper respiratory symptoms, and difficulty with concentration.

  

 

Given these realities and our desire to maintain a welcoming, safe and healthy environment, the Disability Resource Center (DRC) is a fragrance-free office. Please help us to accommodate those who are chemically sensitive to fragrances and other scented products by not wearing cologne, perfume, aftershave or strongly scented lotions in the DRC.  

 

DRC Testing Lab Stations and Assistive Technology 

 

The DRC has assistive software available for registered student use including; JAWS screen reader, Zoom Text screen reading magnifier, Dragon speech to text, Kurzweil 3000 and Sonocent note capture software as well as other applications. Please meet with a DRC staff member to discuss available options.

A DRC registered student may make a request through our office to have any assistive software or hardware utilized by the DRC installed in a campus classroom or lab in association with a course they are currently enrolled in. The DRC will work with Information Technology Services and/or Physical Facilities to ensure that the device or software is properly installed for registered student use in the course.

 

For non-course related assistive software and device need around campus please contact Information Technology Services and the ADA Compliance Office.

ADA Compliance Contact: phone (904) 620-2870; email rrgonz@unf.edu

 

Information Technology Services Contact: phone (904) 620-4357; email helpdesk@unf.edu

 

The DRC also has assistive hardware available for registered student use. Devices available include; CCTV magnifier’s, portable video magnifiers, assistive listening devices, Sorenson video relay equipment, daisy players, digital recorders, flatbed scanners, lab computer’s with twenty four inch displays, alternative input devices, wheel chair accessible tables and testing stations, rooms with outward opening doors and automatic door openers as well as other assistive hardware devices.  Please contact DRC staff for further details.

 

UNF Library Assistive Technology 

The UNF Library has assistive technology hardware and software available in the Adaptive/Assistive Tech Lab in Room 2300B on the second floor, Room 4106 on the fourth floor, in the first floor commons area as well as on other work stations in the Library. All areas are accessible by elevator. Please ask the library staff for assistance in finding and utilizing assistive technology in the library. The library has JAWS, Zoom Text, Windows speech recognition, CCTV Magnifier’s, flatbed scanners, wheel chair accessible tables, automatic door openers, Sorenson video relay equipment and other devices and software to assist students with disabilities.

 

Canvas Course Accessibility

For questions about Canvas course accessibility as well as information about document accessibility training and media captioning please review the C.I.R.T. Canvas accessibility resource page.

 

 

Scholarships

University System of Florida Johnson Scholarship 

University System of Florida Johnson Scholarship 2020 – 2021 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION MATERIALS TO BE RECEIVED BY UNF:  


May 15th,  2020

 

The Johnson Scholarship, funded by the Johnson Scholarship Foundation, is a competitively awarded program which is available to undergraduate students with disabilities enrolled in a State University System of Florida (SUS) institution. 

 

For Further Information Please Contact India Hamilton at the Disability Resource Center; Phone: (904)620-2222; Email: india.hamilton@unf.edu 

 

Please complete the scholarship application through the UNF Academic Works system. You can access the UNF Academic Works system through the Foundation Scholarships website. You will need to sign the Data Consent form. This system will automatically match with you with any eligible scholarships.

 

UNF Foundation Scholarship Website Link

 


2019-2020 DRC-Student Government (SG) Scholarship

Please provide completed application and materials to the SG Business Office.

 

The deadlines for applications to be submitted to the Student Government Business Office is Monday, September 16, 2019 by 5:00pm.

 

Award: One recipient will be awarded $1,500, disbursed half in the fall and half in the spring terms.

To be considered please maintain the following; 

  • Must have a minimum UNF cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Must be an enrolled UNF student with a minimum of 6 undergraduate or 3 graduate credit hours each semester, Fall 2019 and Spring 2020
  • Must be registered with the Disability Resource Center
  • Must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
  • Must provide a typed resume and an essay describing how your educational experience at UNF has prepared you for life after college.

As a condition of receiving this award, the recipient cannot receive any other SG Scholarship for this academic year.

 

As a reminder, please include a completed application page with your packet upon submission to the SG Business & Accounting Office. Once the application deadline has passed, all received applications will be forwarded along to the corresponding departments to make their award decisions.

 

All applicant essays must adhere to the following format. 1-2 pages,Double-spaced,12 point font, Times New Roman,1-inch margins.


Link to Student Government Scholarship follows;


SG DRC Scholarship Link

 


2018-2019 LINDA CARTER SLADE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP 

This scholarship is awarded to one undergraduate student annually. The amount awarded can vary from $2000 up to $2500. 

  

Criteria 

Student must be accepted to the University of North Florida, Must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA), Demonstrate financial need as defined by the University’s office of Financial Aid, Be registered with and receiving services from the UNF Disability Resource Center

Student Responsibility 

Enroll in at least 6 credit hours each semester and earn a minimum of 12 credits by the end of each academic year, Maintain a GPA of at least 2.0 for the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior years, Applicants have been limited to undergraduates, Remain in good standing as a student, Student may apply for renewal

Timeline 

November 15th -completed applications are due, Applications must include an unofficial transcript, a personal statement, and Two (2) letters of recommendation, FASFA information is verified by Financial Aid and finalists are determined


Please email the DRC for a current scholarship application.

     


UNF and Community Resources

 

ADA Grievance Procedures 

 

The University of North Florida has adopted an internal grievance procedure for the prompt and equitable resolution of complaints alleging any actions prohibited by the U.S. Department of Justice regulations implementing Title II (public, state and local government) of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Title II states, in part, that “no otherwise qualified disabled individual shall, by reason of such disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination” in programs or activities sponsored by a public entity. Section 504 states, “No other wise qualified individual with a disability in the United States... shall, solely be reason of her or his disabilities, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance...”

 

All ADA/Section 504 complaints, excluding those filed against the ADA/Section 504 Compliance Officer should be addressed to: 

ADA/Section 504 Compliance Officer (Building 6, Room 1314) 1UNF Drive Jacksonville, Florida 32224 (904) 620-2870 

All ADA complaints filed against the ADA/Section 504 Compliance Officer should be addressed to: 

Office of the President, University of North Florida (J.J. Daniel Hall; Building 1, Room 2800) 1 UNF Drive Jacksonville, Florida 32224 (904) 620-2500  

 

Complaints must be filed in writing, on the attached form, within 180 days after the complainant becomes aware of the alleged violation. It must contain the name and address of the person(s) filing the appeal and a description of the alleged violation.

 

An investigation, as may be appropriate, shall follow the filing of the complaint. The investigation shall be conducted by the ADA/Section 504 Compliance Officer or the Office of the President, depending upon the nature of the grievance. These rules anticipate informal but thorough investigations, affording all interested persons and their representatives an opportunity to submit evidence relevant to the complaint.

 

A written determination as to the validity of the complaint and a description of the resolution shall be issued by either the ADA/Section 504 Compliance Officer or the Office of the President, and a copy will be forwarded to the complainant no later than fifteen (15) working days after its resolution.

 

The ADA/Section 504 Coordinator shall maintain the files and records of the University of North Florida relating to complaints filed.

[1] (US Department of Justice, 1992) “Accommodations in Higher Education Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)”, edited by Michael Gordon and Shelby Keiser

 

 

ADA Compliance Contact Information

 

To visit the ADA Compliance Home page please select the following link: ADA Compliance

 

 

Web Accessibility Information

 

There are people available who can and will help you with web accessibility; for Questions and Comments about ADA Web Compliance contact Either:

 

ADA Compliance by phone at (904) 620-2870 or by email at: rrgonz@unf.edu

 

UNF's Webmaster by email at: webmaster@unf.edu

 

The ADA Compliance page about web accessibility provides comprehensive information on the subject. 

 

Please visit the following link to learn more:

 

 ADA Web Accessibility Information

 

For additional information on web accessibility please contact the Public Relations Department at (904) 620-2125.

 

 

Section 504 Detail

 

The regulation implementing Section 504, at 34 C.F.R. 104.4, provides: 

 

No qualified person with a disability shall, on the basis of disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity which receives Federal financial assistance. 

 

Discriminatory actions prohibited: A recipient, in providing any aid, benefit, or service, may not, directly or through contractual, licensing, or other arrangements, on the basis of disability…

 

Deny a qualified person with a disability the opportunity to participate in or benefit from the aid, benefit, or service; 

 

Afford a qualified person with a disability an opportunity to participate in or benefit from the aid, benefit, or service that is not equal to that afforded others; 

 

Provide a qualified person with a disability with an aid, benefit, or service that is not as effective as that provided to others; 

 

Provide different or separate aid, benefits, or services to persons or to any class of persons with disabilities unless such action is necessary to provide qualified persons with disabilities with aid, benefits, or services that are as effective as those provided to others; 

 

Otherwise limit a qualified person with a disability in the enjoyment of any right, privilege, advantage, or opportunity enjoyed by others receiving an aid, benefit, or service. 

 

A recipient may not, directly or through contractual or other arrangements, utilize criteria or methods of administration that (i) have the effect of subjecting qualified persons with disabilities to discrimination on the basis of disability, (ii) that have the purpose or effect of defeating or substantially impairing accomplishment of the objectives of the recipient's program or activity with respect to persons with disabilities.

 

 

COMMUNITY RESOURCES 

 

 

  • Vocational Rehabilitation Division
  • 2050 Art Museum Dr Ste 101 Jacksonville, FL 32207 
  • (904) 348-2780  
  • CARD (Center for Autism and Related Disabilities)
  • University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville 
  • 6721 St. Augustine Road, Suite 1 
  • Jacksonville, FL  32217 
  • Phone: (904)633-0760 
  • FAX: (904)633-0751 
  • 1-800-9-AUTISM 
  • Hope Haven
  • 4600 Beach Boulevard 
  • Jacksonville, FL 32207 
  • Phone: (904)346-5100 
  • FAX: (904)346-5111 
  • Agency for Persons with Disabilities
  • 3631 Hodges Boulevard
  • Jacksonville, FL 32224
  • Phone: (904) 992-2440
  • Fax: (904) 992-2442
  • Independent Living Resource Center
  • 2709 Art Museum Drive
  • Jacksonville, FL  32207
  • Phone: (888)427-4312
  • FAX: (904)396-0859
  • JTA Connexions Para Transit
  • JTA Connexion
  • 5711 Richard Street
  • Jacksonville, FL 32216
  • Phone Numbers
  • Reservations (904) 265-6999
  • Cancellations (904) 265-6999
  • Eligibility Center (904) 265-6001
  • TDD (904) 636-7402
  • Mental Health Resource Center (MHRC)
  • 507 E Church St Jacksonville, FL 32202 Springfield 
  • (904) 358-2411
  • Epilepsy Foundation of Florida
  • 5209 San Jose Blvd., Suite 101
  • Jacksonville, FL  32207
  • Phone: (904)731-3752
  • FAX: (904)730-2329 
  • Florida Association for the Deaf and Blind, Inc.
  • 119 W. 8th Street 
  • Jacksonville, FL  32206 
  • Phone: (904)356-1437 
  • Fax: (904)356-3359 
  • Independent Living for Adult Blind Programs (ILAB)
  • 101 West State Street, Room A-2140 
  • Jacksonville, FL  32218 
  • Phone: (904)768-7159 
  • FAX: (904)632-5107 
  • National Multiple Scierosis Society, North Florida Chapter
  • 4237 Salisbury Road Suite 406 
  • Jacksonville, FL  32216
  •   Phone: (904)332-6810 
  • FAX: (904)332-0898 
  • The Spina Bifida Association of Jacksonville, Inc.
  • 807 Children’s Way 
  • Jacksonville, FL  32207 
  • Phone: (904)697-3686 
  •   FAX: (904)390-3466 
  • Sulzbacher Center (Homeless Shelter)
  • Sulzbacher Center
  • 611 East Adams Street 
  • Jacksonville, Florida 32202-2847 
  • (904) 359-0457 main
  • Disability Rights Florida
  • Disability Rights Florida
  • 2728 Centerview Drive
  • Suite 102
  • Tallahassee, Florida 32301
  • Phone: (800)342-0823 
  • Florida Abuse Hotline
  • 617 First Avenue North 
  • 32250 Jacksonville Beach 
  •   Phone: (800)962-2873 
  • Access Jacksonville
  • 5920 Arlington Expressway 
  • Jacksonville, FL  32211 
  • Phone: (904)630-4940 
  • HEAL Florida
  • P.O. Box 140 
  • Ponte Vedra Beach, FL  32004
  • Phone: (904)716-4198

 

  

ACCESS Academy: Let us give you a BOOST to success!

 

  

CONTACT Dr. Rusty Dubberly with any questions, comments, or concerns you may have. Phone: (904)620-5407 Email: r.dubberly@unf.edu  

 

 

ACCESS Academy is a service offered throughout the year, known as ‘BOOST Sessions,’ and is offered through the DRC on campus. Sessions begin each semester and are typically held once a week for three or four weeks, and are at least one hour in length each week.

 

Advancing College Competency: Encouraging Student Success (ACCESS) Academy is a privately funded program unique to the disability resource center on campus. ACCESS Academy is designed to enhance strategic learning skills and BOOST your chance of getting and staying ahead of the game. We want YOU to reach YOUR fullest potential throughout YOUR college experience! ACCESS Academy is offered to eligible UNF students who are currently registered with the DRC. In order to be eligible for ACCESS Academy, students are required to be enrolled in at least one course AND the course must be related to the session topic in order to be eligible for the completion stipend. Attendance in all sessions per topic are mandatory and out-of-session assignments must be completed in a timely manner in order to be eligible for the stipend.

 

 

YOU, YES YOU, will earn $100.00 for the first successful completion of any Boost session course!

 

Session areas will include: 

  • Study Strategies
  • Writing
  • Time Management
  • Test-taking Strategies
  • Career Strategies 
  • Stress Management


 

How to sign up for Boost Session Courses Each Round


 

  1. During each Round four Boost session courses are offered. There are three Rounds with four courses each.
  2. Click on the Doodle link that was sent in the Round registration notification email or Canvas announcement.
  3. You will see 4 days/times listed at the bottom as check boxes. Each day/time listed corresponds to the start date of a different Boost Course. 
  4. Type your Full name and N# in the text box adjacent to the day/time check boxes.  
  5. Then click the check box under the start day/time of each Boost Course you would like to participate in for the Round.
  6. The “Send Cannot attend” button will change to “Send”, click the send button to complete sign up.
  7. You make $100 for the first successful completion of any Boost session course.

 



Spring 2020 Boost Sessions


 

  • Round 1 January 27, 2020 through February 13, 2020
  • Self-Advocacy Mondays         1/27, 2/3, 2/10       Time: 4:00-5:00pm
  • Study Strategies          Tuesdays        1/28, 2/4, 2/11        Time: 4:00-5:00pm
  • Time Management 1 Wednesdays   1/29, 2/5, 2/12       Time: 2:00-3:00pm
  • Writing Strategies 1 Thursdays       1/30, 2/6, 2/13       Time: 1:00-2:00pm
  • Round 2 February 17, 2020 through March 5, 2020
  • Career Strategies 1 Mondays         2/17, 2/24, 3/2       Time: 4:00-5:00pm
  • Test-Taking Strat          Tuesdays        2/18, 2/25, 3/3       Time: 4:00-5:00pm
  • Time Management 2 Wednesdays   2/19, 2/26, 3/4       Time: 2:00-3:00pm
  • Writing Strategies 2 Thursdays       2/20, 2/27, 3/5       Time: 1:00-2:00pm
  • Round 3 March 23, 2020 through April 9, 2020
  • Canceled