Class Attendance

POLICY STATEMENT


Students are expected to attend all scheduled classes.

DEFINITIONS


None

PROCEDURES and RESPONSIBILITIES


Class Attendance (Undergraduate)

Regular and punctual attendance at all scheduled classes and activities is expected of all students and is regarded as integral to course credit. It is expected that attendance will be taken at each class meeting.

Each student is directly responsible to the individual professor for absences and for making up work missed. Particular policies and procedures on absences and make-up work are established for each course, and are announced in writing at the beginning of the term. Each student is directly responsible to the individual professor for absences and for making up work missed. An undergraduate student with absences greater than 25% will be dropped and receive a grade of F in the course. The last date of attendance shall be recorded.

A student absent from class and missing a scheduled test and/or major presentation is entitled to a make-up if evidence is presented to the instructor that absence was due to illness or death in the immediate family. Absences authorized by the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs for official purposes (athletics, performing groups, student government groups, etc.) also entitle a student to make up a test or class presentation. Commuting students are excused from classes during periods of time when the Weather Bureau has issued a weather advisory for hazardous driving conditions. Students with excused absences are entitled to make up any work missed and grades shall not be penalized. Excused absences are not counted against the 25% of absences during a semester.

A student who has been reported as having excessive absences has the right to appeal to the Attendance and Grievance Appeals Committee and may continue to attend the course with the permission of the Committee during the period of appeal.

Class Attendance (Graduate)

Regular and punctual attendance at all scheduled classes and activities is expected of all students and is regarded as integral to course credit. It is expected that attendance will be taken at each class meeting.

Each student is directly responsible to the individual professor for absences and for making up work missed. Particular policies and procedures on absences and make-up work are established for each course, and are announced in writing at the beginning of the term. Each student is directly responsible to the individual professor for absences and for making up work missed. A graduate student with absences greater than 25% will be dropped and receive a grade of F in the course. The last date of attendance shall be recorded.

A student absent from class and missing a scheduled test and/or major presentation is entitled to a make-up if evidence is presented to the instructor that absence was due to illness or death in the immediate family. Absences authorized by the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs for official purposes (athletics, performing groups, student government groups, etc.) also entitle a student to make up a test or class presentation. Commuting students are excused from classes during periods of time when the Weather Bureau has issued a weather advisory for hazardous driving conditions. Students with excused absences are entitled to make up any work missed and grades shall not be penalized. Excused absences are not counted against the 25% of absences during a semester.

A student who has been reported as having excessive absences has the right to appeal to the Attendance and Grievance Appeals Committee and may continue to attend the course with the permission of the Committee during the period of appeal.

Class Attendance (Online)

Regular attendance and engagement in at all scheduled online classes and activities is expected of all students and is regarded as integral to course credit.

A student is considered to be in attendance in an online course when the individual submits an instructor-prompted activity into the course. Examples of instructor-prompted activities are: 1) online discussions about academic matters; 2) contact with faculty to ask questions about subject studies and specific course assignments; 3) completion of assignments; or 4) completion of tests. Logging into an online course without active participation does not constitute attendance.

The last date of attendance will be the date when the student last submitted an instructor-prompted activity into the course.

All Students

Each student is directly responsible to the individual professor for absences and for making up work missed. Particular policies and procedures on absences and make-up work are established for each course, and are announced in writing at the beginning of the term. Each student is directly responsible to the individual professor for absences and for making up work missed. A student with active participation less than 75% will be dropped and receive a grade of F in the course.

NO-SHOW Status:

A student who registers for a course and never attends will be reported to the Registrar’s Office by the instructors as a “No Show.” A grade of NS will be posted for these courses. No Shows are reported to the Financial Aid Office and may affect the student’s current and future financial aid.

A student who registers for an online course and never submits an instructor-prompted activity into the course will be reported to the Registrar’s Office by the instructors as a No Show.

 

Responsible Office and/or Policy Owner: Academic Affairs

RELATED DOCUMENTS

 

  • Delta State University Undergraduate Student Handbook
  • Delta State University Graduate Student Handbook
  • Delta State University Undergraduate Catalog
  • Delta State University Graduate Catalog
STATUS


Active

DATES(S)

 

  • Academic Council Approval: 08/09/11, 06/25/15, 06/22/2017
  • Cabinet Approval: 07/06/2015, 07/31/2017