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Community invited to attend virtual town halls for Policy 159 consultations

Feedback wanted to address Academic Accommodation of Students with Disabilities
January 13, 2022
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Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend one of the virtual town halls to learn more about the review process, policy and procedure changes and provide feedback.

Starting January 18, 2022, the Ryerson community is invited to participate in consultations to review the revised draft of Senate Policy 159: Academic Accommodation of Students with Disabilities. The town halls allow students, faculty and staff to provide feedback and ask questions about the proposed changes. 

The Policy 159 draft is available online, and feedback can be provided in one of the town hall sessions or by emailing policyreview@ryerson.ca

Virtual town halls

Virtual Consultation (Open to all)
January 18, 2022
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST
Register, external link

Virtual Staff and Faculty Consultation
January 19, 2022
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST
Register, external link

Virtual Student Consultation
January 20, 2022
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. EST
Register, external link

The Office of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. Please contact us at policyreview@ryerson.ca if you have any particular accommodation requirements.

About Policy 159: Academic Accommodation of Students with Disabilities 

Policy 159 establishes the principles and guidelines for the academic accommodation and meaningful access for students with disabilities in order for them to receive equal opportunity to achieve full benefit from the educational environment.

Changes to policy include: 

  • An emphasis on ensuring the academic accommodation process is a collaborative endeavour; 
  • Focus on creating a positive student, staff and faculty experience; 
  • A new dispute resolution component; 
  • An emphasis on accessibility to postsecondary education. 

Review of Policy 159 began in the winter of 2020 when the Senate approved a Policy 159 Review Committee to help guide the implementation of changes to the policy, while providing input, perspective and advice. The committee is co-chaired by the vice-provost, academic and the vice-provost, students and has representation from students, faculty and staff from across campus.

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