Student Attendance Policy (Policy 3.060)
||F.S. 1001.64; 1004.65
||7/82; Rev. 7/92; 10/01; 6/02; 12/04; 4/05; 05/09; 01/2013
|Date of Review:
||12/04; 05/09; 08/11; 03/12
- The College recognizes the correlation between attendance and both student retention and achievement. It is the policy of the Board of Trustees that professors maintain a record of attendance in each class session, activity, and on-line session in a recoverable form for all students enrolled in their courses.
- A student who is absent from class ten percent (10%) of the scheduled class time is subject to be withdrawn without warning by the professor. A student may be readmitted at the discretion of the professor.
- A student who has to be absent because of jury duty or court-mandated appearance needs to contact the appropriate professors in advance of the absence in order that a plan for making up work missed can be made.
- When observance of religious holidays of students' own faith interferes with admission and registration; with attendance in class, class activities, examinations, and official ceremonies; and with class work assignments, students are required to notify professors, counselors, or other appropriate personnel in advance of such absences. Students are held responsible for material covered during their absences, with reasonable time provided to complete make up assignments. Professors will devise a plan for making up work missed. When practical, major class assignments, major examinations, and official ceremonies shall be scheduled on other than major religious holidays. Students who believe they have been unreasonably denied educational benefits due to their religious beliefs or practices may seek redress through the student appeal procedure.
- Students are expected to attend all class sessions and activities for which they are registered. Any class session or activity missed, regardless of cause, reduces the opportunity of learning and may adversely affect a student's achievement in the course. The professor will keep an accurate record of attendance at all class sessions and activities.
- Students must be enrolled before they can attend class.
- Distance Learning Classes: In distance learning courses (online, video, media-based courses, etc.), professors define expected interaction within the course and/or other students and expected use of the class website and/or media. Inconsistent interaction and/or inconsistent use of website or media, regardless of cause, reduces the opportunity of learning. The professor may withdraw from the course any student who is not interactive or responsive in a timely manner, as specified by the professor, in distance learning courses.
- Professors, who have mandatory orientations for distance learning courses, may withdraw students who do not attend the required orientation.
- Military Leave: The College will make every effort to work with military personnel who are involuntarily called to active duty to promote success in his/her college career. Such students will be handled on an individual basis. This will not result in a grade penalty. This does not include normal reserve duty.