Course Outlines and Accessibility

Course outlines guidelines are available from the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic).

Recommended Text Regarding Accessibility

SAS recommends that faculty include the following text in their course outlines:


The University promotes the full participation of students who experience disabilities in their academic programs. To that end, the provision of academic accommodation is a shared responsibility between the University and the student.

When accommodations are needed, the student must register with Student Accessibility Services (SAS). Documentation to substantiate the existence of a disability is required; however, interim accommodations may be possible while the process of obtaining documentation is underway.

Accommodations are available for both permanent and temporary disabilities.

Note: Common illnesses such as a cold or the flu do not constitute a disability.

Use of the SAS Exam Centre requires students to book their exams at least 7 days in advance, and not later than the 40th Class Day.


Other information to include in course outlines

  • Format of an exam or test (e.g. multiple choice, short answer, essay)

Many students have accommodations that vary depending on the format of an exam. The Exam Centre needs this information is required to complete the exam booking process. The early notice helps to ensure a smooth process for everyone.