|Major: Economics (This Major's Salary over time)|
|Gender: Male||This person cares more about University Resource Use than the average student.|
University Resource Use F
|Describes the student body mostly as:|
Friendly, Approachable, Closeminded
Describes the faculty mostly as:
Educational Quality A-
|How this student rated the school:|
|Educational Quality||A- ||Faculty Accessibility||B+ |
|Useful Schoolwork||C+ ||Excess Competition||C |
|Academic Success||B- ||Creativity/Innovation||B- |
|Individual Value||C- ||University Resource Use||F |
|Campus Aesthetics/Beauty||C- ||Friendliness||B |
|Campus Maintenance||B- ||Social Life||B |
|Surrounding City||B ||Extra Curriculars||A- |
another thing to add that I forgot in my other
review. I have Asperger syndrome, which is a mild form
of autism, and it sometimes affects my ability to study
and prioritize (I have deficits in what is called executive
functioning, which is the part of your brain that is
responsible for planning, organization, self-reflection, motivation, etc). That being said,
I don't trust the Disability Services department to even understand
what it is, much less provide adequate treatment or accommodations.
If you don't literally sound retarded they will refuse to
believe that you need help or are disabled at all.
If you have a disability that will seriously interfere with
your ability to study on your own, to the point
where you need help from the university of you will
fail, DO NOT COME HERE. In my case I am
a milder case I'm able to do well academically with
a little help from my parents and planning notebooks. Socially,
I still struggle a lot, but it's not anything new
to me. I've met a couple good, understanding friends here.
|I have Dyslexia and I am sorry but that is a learning disability which is maybe a bit more cut and dry than your own particular situation with Asperger Syndrome.
I went to the Student Disabilities Office with all of my proper paperwork the summer before I was to start my first semester. I most ethically qualified for extra time on tests and a note taker for those classes which I did not sign up for in an online format.
I have had dyslexia since the third grade and was sent to the Bodine School for it and that is a Private School in Memphis which specializes in students who are learning disabled with their reading.
After my first semester I was fortunate enough to have earned a 3.5 gpa. I went to this meeting that the Student Disabilities office makes you have every semester, right? Susan C. Tepaske, the head of that department, told me that she thought that I was never dyslexic to begin with or else I would not have earned such high grades and that she prefers to only have people use her department if they have proof of having a low IQ. I did not understand what she meant and so I asked her and she said that she refuses to believe that a Learning Disabled student could in any way not be someone with a "borderline" IQ and she to make a long story short she thinks that the only students she should serve are those with a "borderline" IQ. So, I told her that I was sorry for truly having Dyslexia but that I more than likely not retarded in addition to that.
She then told me that she would not provide me with anything for my second semester because she felt that I did not have Dyslexia and that I was not able to basically provide proof that I was something which I am not and that would be retarded.
So for my second semester I take everything online but that has harmed by social growth because I am at the library and my dorm room a whole lot. My parents told me to try my best this semester and that I can go ahead and transfer and stuff. I have to do all this because of the SDS office and I have a feeling a lot of folks just drop out because of her.
I wish you the best with your schooling and may God bless you. I just had to share this for anyone who might want to know the real deal with the SDS offices.|