Regular attendance, promptness and participation in classes, laboratories and/or shops are expected of each student.
If a student must be absent for an extenuating circumstance, such must be communicated to the instructor(s). Individual departments and/or instructors may develop attendance policies to meet specific program or course needs. Refer to the college catalog, student handbook, and/or course syllabi for specific requirements.
It is the responsibility of the instructor to enforce the attendance policy as specified in the course syllabi, student handbook, and/or college catalog. The instructor shall refer to the department chair and/or division dean’s office any case of absenteeism that might require special attention.
An online student who does not regularly attend their online class for a period of seven consecutive days may be dropped from the course. Attendance is evidenced by weekly completion of assignments and/or participation in online discussions. Efforts to contact inactive students are attempted as soon as each semester begins; however, if there is no response from the student and inactivity continues, a drop will be enacted.
The following action may be taken regarding irregular attendance:
- Student may be dropped from a course or program;
- Course grade may be lowered;
- Termination of financial aid assistance;
- Cancellation of registration;
- Restriction from extra-curricular activities; or
- Any other judgments deemed necessary.