Auxiliary in-Class Assistance/Readers

In some cases, students may require additional auxiliary assistance in the classroom. Your specialist may approve you for a classroom/lab assistant in. DSP will assign a student worker to perform tasks.. The student assistant may be assigned in the following roles: 

Lab Assistance

An lab assistant will be provided to assist with laboratory classes. Tasks include physical manipulation of lab materials as described by the student. Adjusting/moving of lab equipment as described by the student. Taking dictation for lab recording of data and completion of worksheets during lab.

In Class Assistance

In class assistants will accompany the student in their lecture or discussion section. The assistant may describe visual information, assist with in-class assignments. describe visual information presented, or assist with iClicker usage. 

Reading Assistance

For students that receive alternative formats, a reader may be assigned to read aloud academically required material as well as provide visual descriptions of pictures and text. 

Accomodation Request Process

  1. Student must request services through their Disability Specialist each semester for each course they require a lab assistant and/or reader. 

  2. All requests must be submitted 3 weeks before the start of instruction to allow appropriate hiring and processing time. Requests must include a description of tasks, required hours per week, site location and any speciliazed skills/knowledge that may be required. The DSP specialist will approve all requests and then forward to the Auxiliary Services Supervisor. 
  3. For requests made after the start of the semester the processing and lead time will depend on the request type and skill set required. 
  4. DSP will assign a student worker from our own hiring pool. If the course requires specialized knowledge/skills DSP will make a best effort to assign a student worker with the appropriate skill set. If there is not an available employee with the required skills, please allow DSP approximately 1.5 months to complete the hiring and onboarding process.
  5. Any changes in schedule, hours, and/or tasks must be approved in advance by your DSP Specialist. Lab Assistant/Reader hours and tasks are closely monitored by DSP Auxiliary Services Staff.
  6.  If you have any issues or questions regarding your Lab Assistant/Reader, please immediately notify your DSP Specialist.