Faculty have the right to establish attendance and late work policies. However, if a student has a disability that is chronic or episodic in nature, it may occasionally impact their ability to attend class and complete tests or assignments at the scheduled time. Therefore, flexibility in attendance, assignment due dates and exam scheduling may be considered an appropriate accommodation. The number of allowable absences and length of assignment extensions depends on the interactive or participatory nature of the course, or is based on department, college or accrediting agency rules.
The Flex Plan addresses attendance and assignment related issues for students with disabilities. The Flex Plan is intended to create a reasonable modification, where appropriate, to the classroom attendance and assignment deadlines policies of each course and is not intended to serve as an attendance or assignment submission waiver. Students are expected and encouraged to attend class and meet deadlines for assignments and tests.