Attendance is expected of all students.
For Fall 2020 students are expected to attend classes in person or by distance technology (such as Zoom) at the scheduled class meeting time. Students may be granted permission to participate in a course asynchronously (rather than “live”) for a specific period of time or for the full semester. Students interested in this option must apply through the Center for Academic and Career Success (CACS) for permission. For those students, participation would be evaluated by their participation in course activities and assignments during each week, rather than attending each class period.
For Spring 2021 students are expected to attend classes in person, but will have the option to attend synchronously (live) via distance technology (such as Zoom). Students are permitted to attend classes in this manner if they are feeling unwell, have been placed on attendance restrictions by Health Services, or for other reasons that support the safety and wellbeing of our campus community. Students are required to communicate with their faculty when choosing to attend a class via distance technology.
Students may be granted permission to be completely remote for a portion of, or the entirety of, the Spring semester. Students interested in this option must apply through the Center for Academic and Career Success (CACS) for permission. A committee will review all requests and come to a decision that best supports the academic success of the student.
Unsatisfactory attendance occurs when a student’s accumulated absences in a semester exceed the number of times the class meets per week. Individual instructors may establish policies in their syllabi which determine the impact of unsatisfactory absences on the student’s grade in the course. Faculty report class absences through PowerCampus SelfService or Starfish. Weekly updates of students’ absences are provided to faculty and support offices from the Office of Institutional Research. Faculty may also flag a student for low attendance in Starfish.
Verification of unavoidable absences is the student’s responsibility. Such absences do not excuse a student from completing the work included in a course.