The following are FAQs for faculty and staff who may play a role in providing academic support to students who may be experiencing the effects of conduct that potentially violates Title IX and other relevant laws, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, relationship violence, domestic violence, and stalking.
When a student requires academic support, you will be contacted by administrative offices that play a role in this process, such as Health & Wellness, the UWPD Victim Advocate, the Title IX Coordinator, the student conduct offices, or the University Complaint Investigation and Resolution Office (UCIRO). Please be assured that when you are contacted, an assessment has already been made that this type of support is warranted for the student.
What are my responsibilities to students who may be impacted?
- the student is participating in the criminal justice process or institutional processes, such as a student conduct matter or investigation, and it interferes with their coursework or classes;
- they are engaged in safety planning, such as relocating or attending protection order hearings; or
- they are experiencing the immediate impacts of such conduct, whether by a student, employee, or third party.
What if the student in my class is the one who has been accused of inappropriate conduct?
What type of academic support might I be asked to provide?
- Arranging for students to make up coursework or exams or identify an alternative to avoid a negative consequence to their grade; or
- Arranging for students to have extra time to complete or re-take a class or withdraw from a class without an academic or financial penalty.
What information will I be given?
How does this differ from the disability accommodation process for students?
What if I am concerned that the request for an exception is not reasonable or consistent with the course expectations?