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 class, 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 class. 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 Committed and may continue to meet class with the permission of the Committee during the period of appeal.

NO-SHOW Status:

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

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 class, 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 class. 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 Committed and may continue to meet class with the permission of the Committee during the period of appeal.

NO-SHOW Status:

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

Class Attendance (Online)

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

A student will be considered to be in attendance in an online class when the individual 1) participates in online discussion about academic matters; or 2) initiates contact with faculty to ask questions about subject studies; or 3) completes assignments; or 4) takes tests. Logging into an online course without active participation does not constitute attendance.

The last date of attendance will be the date the student last logged into the course and met one of the four criteria above.

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 class, 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 class.

NO-SHOW Status:

Students who have never logged into an online course as well as students who have logged into an online class but have not actively participated will be reported as “No Shows” according to the university’s No-Show procedure.

 

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
  • Cabinet Approval: 07/06/2015