Regular communication with the student and monitoring via their online academic record enables early identification of issues around the implementation of reasonable adjustments.
Role of Disability Coordinators
College Disability Coordinators are responsible for providing oversight of provision for undergraduate students, and departmental Disability Coordinators are responsible for postgraduate students.
The Disability Coordinator provides a single point of contact with whom the student can report any substantial changes in circumstances or problems with provision.
The Disability Coordinator should maintain oversight of the academic progress and experience of each disabled student through their student career. They should check existing academic monitoring records (such as OxCORT reports and collection marks in the case of undergraduates, and GSR records in the case of postgraduates) to review whether progress is as expected and encourage academic and welfare teams (with the student’s consent), and the student themselves, to advise of any disability-related issues which might require further reasonable adjustments. The frequency of monitoring should be proportionate to the complexity of the student’s needs, but would commonly take place termly or annually.