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Students are expected and encouraged to attend class and meet deadlines for assignments and tests. Faculty have the right to establish attendance and late work policies. However, if a student has a disability with random or cyclical acute episodes that may occasionally impact her/his ability to attend class and complete tests or assignments at the scheduled time, flexibility in attendance/assignments may be considered an appropriate accommodation. The number of allowable absences and length of assignment extensions depends on the interactive or participatory nature of a course, or is based on department, college or accrediting agency rules.
DAS has created guidelines for OSU students & faculty to help navigate this accommodation. Please see the detailed policy below. A PDF version is available online.
Students are expected and encouraged to attend classes on a regular basis. Faculty have the right to establish attendance policies. The number of allowable absences depends on the interactive or participatory nature of a course, or is based on department, college or accrediting agency rules. Therefore, attendance policies are set by faculty at the college or departmental level.
Students are expected and encouraged to meet all deadlines for assignments and tests. Faculty have the right to establish late work policies.
Students who may not adhere to an attendance policy or may miss an assignment deadline or test due to circumstances directly related to a disability may seek an accommodation. The process for requesting this accommodation is through Disability Access Services (DAS). All requests are considered individually.
Some disabilities are episodic in nature with random or cyclical acute episodes and as a result the disability may occasionally impact the students’ ability to attend class, complete an assignment or take an exam at the scheduled time. In cases such as these flexibility in attendance/assignments may be considered an appropriate accommodation.
If you are contacted by DAS about possible flexibility in your attendance/assignments as a possible accommodation, we will seek an understanding in the role attendance plays in the design of your course. As well a basic understanding of the impact or role timing of assignments and exams play in the interactive or participatory nature of a course.
Specifically, we will be exploring:
If an accommodation is determined to be reasonable, DAS will work with you and your student to clearly specify:
Tip: A general rule to consider for determining a reasonable timeframe for a makeup or postponement of an assignment, paper, exam or quiz is typically a minimum of 48 hours. In certain courses, it may be appropriate to consider an alternative assignment, reading or project to make up for missed class discussions or projects. Other examples of how disability absences might be accommodated may include the ability to turn in assignment/papers late without a grade penalty or the ability to make up any assignments, quizzes or exams that have been missed without a grade penalty.
DAS will send the agreement to the student once it is received from the faculty member and approved by DAS.
If the student has concerns or questions, regarding what the faculty has indicated in the agreement, DAS will resolve these issues with conversations between faculty and/or students.
Once the agreement is sent to the student it will be considered active in three business days if the student does not respond. If the student notifies DAS that they approve the agreement, it will be considered active immediately. DAS, the student, and the faculty member will all receive a copy of the agreement.