Accommodating Pregnant and Parenting Students

Program Schedule

12:00 P.M. ET

  • Welcome, Introduction of Speaker, & Agenda 

  • Background & Context
    • What are institutions' legal obligations to pregnant and parenting students?
    • Taking a Closer Look at Parenting Issues
      • Leaves and Absences
      • Nursing and Lactation
      • Rights of Male Parents

  • Case Law, Administrative Enforcement, & Developments 
    • Summary of Key Cases
    • Current Enforcement by the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights
    • What is the impact of state law on institutional obligations?

  • Question & Answer

  • Developing Policies & Procedures for Compliance
    • What type of pregnancy and parenting policies should institutions consider developing?
    • What are the key steps to developing such policies and procedures?
    • Who within the institution should be tasked with intake and evaluation of accommodations requests?
    • Who should implement or provide accommodations?

  • Special Cases
    • Accommodating Student Workers
    • Accommodations in a Lab Setting
    • Avoiding Common Mistakes and Pitfalls in Accommodations for Clinical and Field Placements

  • Question & Answer

2:00 P.M. ET

   VIII. Final Takeaways & Concluding Remarks