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Reminder: Schedule Your Exams/Quizzes Now

Fall Semester is in progress and exams or quizzes are near. Please review the policies and procedures to schedule your exams and quizzes in the Testing Center.

We strongly recommend scheduling all exams/quizzes as soon as you are notified they are scheduled. In many cases, your course syllabus will have exams dates listed.

Faculty SAM Portal Training

Session Dates

• Friday September 15, 2017 10:00-11:00 AM
• Wednesday September 20, 2017 12:00-1:00 PM
• Accessible Technology Symposium Thursday October 12, 2017 9:00AM-4:30PM (session will occur from 2:15 - 3:15 PM

RSVP TODAY if you are planning to attend. 

All sessions will be held via web-ex or in-person on the Oxford Campus in Shriver Center Room 310. 

The session will cover:

• Students Accessing Miami Faculty Portal  
• Miami’s Accessibility Changes & New Initiatives 
• Open Discussion to Ask Questions & Get Answers About Accommodating Students  

Fall Accommodation Requests

Students are responsible for requesting accommodations online in the Student SAM Portal at the beginning of every semester.

Student Spotlight

A note from Megan Zahneis:

Megan Zahneis

From the time I began visiting colleges as a high school student and exploring the possibility of living independently as a student with a disability, Miami stood out to me. The director of SDS, Mr. Andy Zeisler, spent an hour with my mom and I during my first visit to campus, answering our many questions and making me feel as though I would be welcome at Miami and could contribute to the university community. That conversation was one of the reasons I committed to Miami, and my relationship with SDS has continued to evolve throughout my career at Miami. Not only has SDS gone above and beyond in providing me accommodations in the classroom (such as a CART captioning system for my hearing loss) and in my residence hall (for example, a visual emergency alarm), but it has also afforded me opportunities to get involved and to serve Miami's disability community. With the support of Mr. Zeisler and SDS, a group of students, myself included, formed a Students with Disabilities Advisory Council to further disability awareness and issues on campus. I am now co-president of that organization, as well as a member of several planning and hiring committees within SDS.

I am forever grateful to the SDS team for paving my path to higher education and for ensuring my comfort and equal access every step of the way.