The WSU classroom attendance policy states it is the student's responsibility to "attend all meetings of each class in which they are enrolled (instructors will announce at the beginning of the semester if they consider attendance in computing final grades.) (2011-12 Undergraduate Catalog, p. 34)
ODS is not obligated to provide services for students who do not attend class. Students may request continuation of services from the Director if the absence is due to a disability-related issue. Otherwise, if a student misses a class, regular services may not be provided.
When a student makes initial contact with the ODS, the Director or the Assistant Director will schedule a meeting to obtain information from the student and enter this information into the ODS database. At this initial meeting, policies, procedures and forms relevant to the services requested for the semester will be discussed with the student. This meeting will culminate with a completed "Semester Service Agreement" form that will be kept on file in the ODS office. It is necessary that current documentation of disability for each student also be on file at ODS.
Requests for classroom tests can be made in person or by calling the testing coordinator at 316-978-3309, and requests for interpreters for extracurricular events can be made by contacting the Assistant Director. These requests need to be made at least 3 days in advance.
Students are required to inform ODS when they plan to cancel or change scheduled services. ODS has a telephone voice mail system (316-978-3309) and a videophone (316-854-3032) that are activated after office hours to allow the student to call and cancel or change services. ODS is not a demand responsive system.
If a student changes or cancels services, the following should occur:
All incidents regarding absenteeism, tardiness, cancelations, changes, and interruption of service will be documented by ODS staff and submitted to the Director for review. If a student develops a consistent pattern of behavior that causes a disruption in scheduling the provisions of services, or is confrontational with ODS employees, the following steps will occur to rectify the situation: