Welcome back Claremont Community. The Student Disability Resource Center (SDRTC) is excited to kick off Fall 2021 with a return to campus. It has been a long time but we are excited to return and to continue offering the services we have provided in previous academic years. At this time, we anticipate a full return to the office and almost all services and programs offered by the SDRC will be available for the coming academic term.
We will officially reopen In-Person Operations on August 23, 2021. For the Fall 2021 school term, the SDRC will be open Monday thru Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. We will provide in-person exam proctoring, assistive technology loan and training, digital textbook procurement and conversion, and both in-person and remote workshops. We will also continue to provide support in recruiting student note-takers for classes. We will be staffed during those hours by full-time employees and will be utilizing part-time student works to assist with exam proctoring and textbook conversion. We are available for any workshops or training, in person or remote prior to that date as well. This includes training for peer mentors, faculty, and staff.
While we are reopening, there will be some changes to how the SDRC operates. We are currently sharing space with Student Health Services. This means that we are seeking ways to reduce foot traffic to the office. We ask that students utilize our email SDRC@Claremont.edu to schedule exams and request assistive technology and digital textbooks. We will not have the SDRC office space available after hours for study sessions nor will be able to allow student organizations to utilize this space.
Exam proctoring will be available outside of the regularly scheduled hours of operation. Students are required to schedule their exams at least 3 business days in advance. Due to limited space, we will be asking faculty to work with us and be flexible on the timeline for exams. For example, we may ask that a student be allowed to start their exam earlier than the class or later than the class depending on available space. We are also working with each school to locate additional space on campus (such as conference rooms) where we may be able to proctor on site vs in the SDRC space.