Information Item # 2: Submitted by the Disability Resource Center  (2017/2018 - Nov)

Disability Resource Center 
Exemption to Course Attendance Policy Accommodation

 

Professor must have a copy of a current accommodation letter from the UNF Disability Resource Center (DRC) stating the student has the accommodation of Exemption to Course Attendance Policy (currently Flexible Attendance) listed for the course.

 

This accommodation is only for the disability/medical/health reason on record with the DRC and not applicable to other health or non-health related concerns.

 

Reasonable accommodations for the course will occur when the student’s health (directly associated with this accommodation) impacts involvement with the course AND when the student follows the Expected Communication guidelines below:

 

Attendance & Participation (when applicable for the course grade):

Student may miss up to two additional classes beyond what is stated in the attendance policy (when applicable) when absences pertain to health reasons documented as a disability with the Disability Resource Center. These absences should not impact the attendance grade but could impact overall learning.

For any missed classes, students are responsible for obtaining notes and announcements from classmates.

 

Assignments (when applicable for the course, such as projects, labs, homework, etc.):

Student may submit two assignments in a course within 48 hours past deadline if a disability/health concern specified in documentation provided to the DRC causes the student to not be able to complete the assignment by the due date.

 

Tests and Quizzes (when applicable for the course):

Student may make up one exam within two business days and may be taken in the DRC with proper scheduling notice.

Student may make up two quizzes within two business days and may be taken in the DRC with proper scheduling notice.

**A missed final exam may warrant an incomplete grade, as end-of-semester timing cannot guarantee opportunity to schedule a make-up exam.

 

Course policies in which test or quiz grades may be dropped as part of the final grade calculation cannot be applied when a student misses a test for health reasons. As part of this accommodation, students must have the opportunity to take the one missed test and two missed quizzes and receive respective grades. Missed tests and quizzes beyond the limits of this accommodation or for reasons not associated with this accommodation are not covered in accordance with this accommodation.

 

Expected Student Communication:

For any potentially missed class or missed course activity related to the student’s disability, the student needs to contact the professor preferably before but definitely no later than 24 hours after the course event (paper due date, test date, etc.) in order to utilize the accommodations outlined in this arrangement.

 

Online/Distance Learning Courses 

 

Distance learning courses will require the same documentation and notification procedures as face to face classroom settings (stated above).

 

Assignments (when applicable for the course, such as projects, homework, etc.):

Two assignments can be submitted up to 48 hours past deadline.

 

Test and Quizzes (when applicable for the course):

One test can be submitted up to 24 hours past deadline.

Two quizzes can be submitted up to 24 hours past deadline.

A missed final exam may warrant an incomplete grade, as end-of-semester timing cannot guarantee opportunity to schedule a make-up exam.

 

Course policies in which test or quiz grades may be dropped as part of the final grade calculation cannot be applied when a student misses a test for health reasons. As part of this accommodation, students must have the opportunity to take the one missed test and two missed quizzes and receive respective grades. Missed tests and quizzes beyond the limits of this accommodation or for reasons not associated with this accommodation should be in accordance with course policy as stated on the syllabus.

 

Group Discussions (when applicable for the course):

Requirements for web-based group discussions need to be completed within the time frame allotted. Learning can only take place during the times when the conversations are active.

 

Expected Communication:

For any potentially missed course activity related to the student’s disability, the student needs to contact the professor preferably before but definitely no later than 24 hours after the course event (paper due date, test date, etc.) in order to coordinate the accommodations outlined in this arrangement.