TDS Mission & Vision


OUR MISSION

The mission of Testing and Disability Services is to be responsive to the needs of our students, members of the community, and to the staff and faculty. In meeting these needs this office provides an informative, reliable, and accessible location for all interested parties to receive and participate in standardized and independent testing related to the pursuit of an education or testing related to career advancement.

This office also ensures equal access to academics and campus-sponsored activities for students with disabilities and promotes positive community efforts for individuals with disabilities. Ensuring equal access to these activities serves to maximize the potential of students to benefit from and contribute to Augusta University's academic environment and diverse community. 

To support this mission, TDS has established the following goals:

  1. To provide support and information to students, faculty, and staff regarding disabilities and issues related to disabilities. 
  2. To implement adequate individual accommodations in a timely fashion in order to meet the needs of students with disabilities.
  3. To provide information related to academic tests and to efficiently administer national, state, and institutional standardized and independent tests which aid in the pursuit of academic/career goals.
  4. To provide outreach program and consultation, the professional staff shares its expertise with the diverse campus and Augusta community.                                                               
 

OUR VISION

Augusta University believes academically qualified individuals with disabilities should have equal opportunity and access to a quality education. We are actively involved in fostering an environment that encourages full participation by students with disabilities in every segment of the University.

The Office of Disability Services was established to help ensure an accessible and positive college experience for students with disabilities. Our Office provides a variety of services and accommodations to meet the needs of disability related concerns in accordance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and Board of Regents' policies. Accommodations for students with disabilities are made on an Individual basis.