The Office of Disability Accommodation Support has instituted a Modified Attendance Agreement – first implemented in Fall 2019. There will be a subjective amount of absences allowed based on the design of the course. The Modified Attendance Agreement accommodation is now an interactive process between you and the ODAS student that allows you both to agree on the number of permitted absences the student may take due to their documented disability, beyond the number of allowed absences identified in your course syllabus attendance policy.
Previously, there was no limit on the number of absences allowed for a student with this disability accommodation. However, now the student will be required to meet with their professors for all of the courses for which they desire to receive the accommodation. The professor can use this opportunity to decide on the maximum number of disability-related absences that is reasonable for the course.
Please review the Modified Attendance Agreement Faculty Guidelines for for details about this accommodation. It will be the student’s responsibility to make an appointment with you so that you can discuss the accommodation and complete the form with the student. Please note: the student is not required to disclose their disability to you. The student will then return the form to their ODAS Advisor. This accommodation will not be put into effect for the student until the completed and signed form is returned to the ODAS office.
1. Review Modified Attendance Agreement policy and form.
2. Make an appointment to meet with their Professor(s).
3. Return signed document(s) to ODAS advisor. (The student will need a separate form for each course for which they would like this accommodation.)
ODAS staff is available to consult with you on issues concerning disability related accommodations. Feel free to contact us at any time at ODAS@liberty.edu or calling (434) 592-4016. You can also visit our office in DeMoss Hall, room 1264.