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Attendance Requirements & Modifications

Attendance Requirements & Modification Considerations

Should a student need attendance or course modifications, you will receive communication and/or an accommodation letter from the Disability Services Coordinator. The process of determining what is appropriate often requires further conversation between the professor, Disability Services, and the student. The following considerations may help guide that determination:

  • Accommodations = modifications to policies/practice
  • Determined on a case-by-case basis
  • Consider the situation         
  • Not cut & dry – discuss with DS if unsure &/or before you rule out flexibility
  • Rarely would a couple of days of flexibility become an issue
  • Questions to consider:
    • What are the policy and the essential requirements based on the nature of this course?
    • Why are those requirements essential?
    • Would any flexibility alter the fundamental requirements for the course?
    • Would any flexibility significantly alter/interrupt the flow of the course?
    • Can the student still participate in the course with flexibility?
    • Is the student’s contribution to the course (attendance, participation, interaction) necessary?
    • Is it a large class during which no one speaks or a smaller class with much discussion, interaction, questions, etc.?

/ Disability Services

Courtright Memorial Library, 2nd Floor

Office Hours


M - F: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


p / 614-823-1610
f / 614-823-1983


Kera McClain Manley
Assistant Director, Disability Services
Library, Room #228


Kristy Drobney
Academic Support Center
Library, Room #225

Beth Domanik
Administrative Assistant
Academic Support Center
Library, Room #229

Sara Banaie
Testing/Alt Media Coordinator
Library, Room #203