Macalester uses to the Accommodation Information Management (AIM) online system to manage testing requests. Access to this system is via the Faculty Notification Letter or 1600 Grand.
Faculty will receive notification from Disability Services if a student requires alternative testing as an accommodation. Faculty can provide testing accommodations as long as accommodations required for the student can be carried out successfully. We encourage faculty and students to communicate directly regarding testing.
How does this work?
- Please discuss with the student how testing accommodations will be implemented. We request, whenever possible. notice at least 5 days prior to an exam and 10 days for finals.
- Determine if you, as faculty, will provide accommodations, OR
- Schedule with the MAX Center (instructions below).
- Timely completion of this process is important so students can request their exams in a timely way as well.
Frequently asked Testing Questions:
What if I don’t receive an email notification from the Max Center?
Please go back and check your email. There should be a link sent to you that allows you to access alternative testing agreements. If you can’t find this information, contact the MAX Center.
What if I have questions about the time or date of an exam or how to navigate the AIM system?
Contact MAXtesting@macalester.edu for testing questions. We can assist with testing concerns or system problems.
A student didn’t show up or canceled/changed an exam due to reported disability impacts. What do I do?
Re-takes of exams are at the discretion of the instructor; we strongly encourage faculty to discuss any retakes and under what conditions re-takes are provided when discussing accommodations. In some cases, re-takes of exams may not be possible but options (dropping one exam, alternative assignments) may also be reasonable.