New online notification process to replace McBurney Center VISA

The following message was sent by Mari Magler, Assistant Dean/Director of the McBurney Disability Resource Center.

Dear Faculty and Instructional Staff,

As we wrap up spring semester, I want to share some exciting news with you about the McBurney Disability Resource Center. We are implementing a new electronic accommodation and case management system called McBurney Connect starting Summer 2018. Through McBurney Connect, students will request a Faculty Notification Letter for each class in which they are requesting accommodations. The notification letters will replace the student VISAs (Verified Individualized Services and Accommodations plan) and will be sent to you via email.

As a result of this new system, you will now receive customized information about classroom accommodations that are specific to your course, as students will select just those accommodations that are needed for each class. Students will still be encouraged to meet with you directly to discuss their accommodations.

In addition to receiving emailed notification letters, an exciting feature of McBurney Connect is an online faculty portal. By using your NetID and password, you will be able to log in to McBurney Connect to see a list of students who have requested accommodations in each of your courses. The faculty portal will also serve as a central location to view each student’s Faculty Notification Letter. You will receive more detailed information about how to access McBurney Connect in early May.

Important dates:

  • Faculty Notification Letters for Summer 2018 will be available in McBurney Connect starting May 14.
  • Faculty Notification Letters for Fall 2018 will be available in McBurney Connect starting mid-August.

We greatly appreciate your partnership and collaboration and are available to answer any questions you may have as McBurney Connect is implemented.

Please stay tuned for more information to be sent out in early May and feel free to forward this message on to anyone involved in the accommodations process.


Mari Magler