The following are accommodations granted by SAA that pertain to the submission of assignments:
- May need 1 extra day beyond Absence Policy. Student will notify instructor as soon as possible
- May need 2 extra days beyond Absence Policy. Student will notify instructor as soon as possible
- May need 3 extra days beyond Absence Policy. Student will notify instructor as soon as possible
- Couple Minutes Late
- Flexibility on Attendance and Dates
- Extra Time on Assignments Due Within Two Weeks of Being Assigned
Some disabilities require that instructors adopt flexibility regarding classroom attendance. Such accommodations can prove confusing for both faculty and students. In dealing with these accommodations, instructors should keep in mind that flexibility in attendance does not mean that students are exempted from other course requirements. Therefore, instructors may determine that a certain number of absences would make it impossible for a student to complete course requirements. SAA is there to help with deliberations on these matters.
Most accommodations in this category build on already existing absence policies adopted by instructors. Therefore, it is important that instructors provide students with clear expectations with regard to classroom attendance, and communicate them to all students in written and oral form.
The accommodation of flexibility in attendance (and also regarding due dates) is specially indicated in Accommodation Letters as “flexad” accommodations. The online form contains a series of questions that ask the instructor to establish an agreement between the instructor and student about the extent of flexibility, and notification requirements, for each course. When a student meets with you to discuss such accommodations, discuss and complete the questions on the form so that the instructor and the student have a clear plan for how they should be implemented. Instructors are given the following instructions regarding accommodation in attendance (and also due dates):
This student has a disability that may involve brief episodes of symptoms that could interfere with meeting due dates and attending class. Although the student is eligible to receive consideration of flexibility, as the instructor, you are asked to consider what constitutes a "reasonable" amount of flexibility. Therefore, considering your course objectives, syllabus, class activities and learning goals, please determine the amount of flexibility that will be allowed before penalties, outlined in the syllabus for all students, will be applied.
If you are receiving the Accommodation Letter after a student has already had multiple absences or late work, and you feel the student is not meeting the academic standards of your course, then you can deny further accommodation.
Communication requirement for an absence Communication requirement for an assignment extension Absence on exam or presentation day MAXIMUM # OF ABSENCES without grade penalty.
The following are instructions that students receive from the Office of Student Accessibility and Accommodation regarding accommodations pertaining to due dates and attendance:
- Notify your instructor that you have a flexibility accommodation for a potential disability related episode that prevents you from attending class or meeting a due date. Give them this form and schedule an appointment to discuss a plan. Your instructor will need time to consider how flexible they can be before absences or late work affect your class performance and grade.
- When you meet with your instructor, make sure that you understand what is expected of you in the event that you are unable to attend class or complete an assignment because of a disability related event.
- All students must keep up with the course requirements such as peer review work, completion of essays and homework, group work, projects, labs and class participation. If you cannot reach this level of engagement, then you are not well-enough to take this course.